DIY Peppermint Bath Salts – layered red and white peppermint essential oil infused bath salts.
Hi crafty friends! Only 10 days until Christmas Eve! Can you believe how fast this month has gone by? I remember my family and friends thinking I was crazy working on my Michaels Dream Tree back in October. Now we’re counting down the days until Christmas and soon another year will begin. This has been such a wonderful holiday season for us, and I’m not quite ready to let it go. We have a bucket list full of holiday activities that we haven’t checked off and of course I still have my gift list to finish. Like I recently mentioned, I’m one of those people who are frantically searching the mall a few days before Christmas for last-minute gifts. But not this year, I’m determined to finish my shopping and gift-making in the next few days. I still have a few handmade gifts to share and today I have another homemade spa gift idea to share with you. Peppermint bath salts make a wonderful Christmas gift for friends or co-workers.
This peppermint bath salt recipe is made with only 4 ingredients (plus red food coloring if you prefer) and makes about 6 cups of bath salts. Depending on the size of your jars, you can make about 4-6 jars to give as Christmas gifts. The recipe is an easy combination of Epsom salt, sea salt, and baking soda. Add peppermint extract and you have a relaxing and refreshing bath salts gift.
Step one: in a large bowl combine epsom salt, sea salt and baking soda.
Step two: add in peppermint oil and stir or whisk to distribute evenly. I use about 15-20 drops of peppermint oil. Add more or less depending on your preference.
Step three: divide bath salts in half. Use a separate bowl to color bath salts with 4-6 drops of red food coloring.
Step four: layer bath salts in jars. I used about two heaping tablespoons per layer and pressed the salts down before adding a new layer.