Friday, November 12, 2010

Layered Bath Salt Gift Idea

Another fun and easy gift idea: 

 Layered Bath Salts!

I've attempted bath salts before and wasn't pleased with the color.  Now I know that there are liquid colorants for this purpose in the soap making aisle at Michaels, etc.  For the best results, use these instead of food coloring!

I made peppermint scented, candy cane inspired bath salts.  My son experimented with every color combination that can be made from blue, red and yellow!

The basic bath salt recipe makes one cup...

    For the tinted portion, combine:
  • 1/2 cup of Epsom Salts
  • 2+ drops of Peppermint Essential Oil
  • 2+ drops of liquid colorant
  • 2+ drops of Glycerin (found in the drug store section of Walmart, etc.)

    For the untinted portion, combine:
  • 1/2 cup of Epsom Salts
  • 2+ drops of Peppermint Essential Oil
  • 2+ drops of Glycerin

Mix the ingredients in separate bowls until everything is evenly distributed.  Layer alternating colors until the jar is completely filled (we used approximately two tablespoons per stripe in our Kerr 8-ounce jelly jars).  Note:  You could use any clean jar with a lid and adjust the recipe accordingly.

This was a fun and easy project (and a nice gift idea)...

Happy Soaking!

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