Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Peppermint Bath Salts

Peppermint Bath Salts are fun and easy to make.  My kids help me make these to give away as presents for Christmas.  It is fun to make them look like a peppermint stick.  All you need is some bath salt tubes, Epsom salt, peppermint essential oil, and some red food coloring.

First split your bag of Epsom salt between two bowls.  I add a couple of tablespoons of baking soda to mine.  Then put peppermint essential oil into each.  I put about 20 drops.  To one add enough red food coloring to get the shade of red you like.

Now you are ready to fill your salt tubes.  To fill hold the tubes at an angle.  I used a funnel and put in a tablespoon of salt.  Alternating colors until the tube is filled.  Pack the salt in tightly.  You will need to top them off after the settle a little. 
Add a tag and a pretty ribbon and you got a great gift or stocking stuffer.

One bag of Epsom salt made 18 bath tubes.  Depending on the size of your tubes you should at least get a dozen out of a 4 lb bag of salt. Click Here to find a great place to find containers. They have all sizes and the prices are pretty reasonable. 


Bonnie K said...

This is awesome! I am going to give this a try for Christmas! Thanks for sharing such a good idea.

Michelle said...

Very cute idea!