Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Candy Cane Bath Salts

I have long wanted to make this recipe, but I keep forgetting! If I post it here I can't not make it, so here is the recipe:

12-12oz canning jars with lids and rings
1-4lb cartons of Epsom Salts
4 lbs of sea salt or kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon of glycerin, divided
12-15 drops of red food coloring
12-15 drops of peppermint essential oil
Cardstock, Ribbons, etc., for decorating

Wash, rinse and dry jars. Empty one carton of Epsom Salts and add 3 cups of sea salt. Stir well. In a small dish Add 1/4 teaspoon of glycerin and 6-8 drops of peppermint oil and add red food color. Stir until blended. Mix with salt mixture until completely blended. A Kitchen-Aid works well for this on low speed. Don't use a hand mixer or small stand mixer. If you don't have a high powered mixer use a spoon and elbow grease! Set aside red salts. Mix remaining salts with remaining glycerin and peppermint oil using same method above. Holding canning jars at an angle, layer salts in the jar alternating the white and red mixtures.

Makes 12 gifts at less than $2 per jar! There are other ideas and recipes you can find similar to this here and here and here AND here! ENJOY!


Sharli said...

What a clever gift!!! I am imagining a nice soak in a warm tub with my nose coming alive!!! Yummy!

I'm SO glad you posted!
Hugs! And Happy New Year!

Karen Pedersen said...

What a fun idea and beautiful presentation.

paula said...

Love it, you have so many wonderful, awe inspiring idea's thank you for sharing with the rest of us. Love ya,