I found this gift idea in an Advent devotional that I’m using this season. The author suggested the recipe as a way for the reader to find some indulgence during the busy holiday season, but I thought this would make easy and fun gifts.
You can use a combination of salts — epsom, rock, sea salt, for example, or you can just use one kind of salt. Epsom salts are found pretty much anywhere that has a pharmacy. The rock salt I had on hand from making ice cream in a bag.
You can also dye part of the salts to make a red and white striped container, but I’m kind of leery of food dye in the bath tub so I skipped it. I buy my essential oils through a co-op, but peppermint oil is pretty easy to find at a health food store. Essential oils can get expensive, but a little bit goes a really long way.
I used half-quart canning jars to package the salts because I have a lot of them on hand, but be creative! Plastic containers, old jars, even a plastic bag would work for these. Attach a tag and a candy cane you have a very cute and useful gift.