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Peppermint Candy Cane Bath Salts

Candy Cane Bath Salts

If you’re scrambling for ideas for teacher’s gifts, or you want to make some “just in case” gifts to keep on hand, you can’t go past these simple Christmas bath salts. They smell and look wonderful, and are simple enough for children to make with minimal supervision. They are also divine to bathe in!

Ingredients

Epsom salts, 1kg pack

glycerine

peppermint essential oil

red or green food colouring

glass jar – washed and dried jam jars work perfectly

Christmas ribbon

Candy canes

All of these items are available from your local supermarket.

Peppermint Candy Cane Bath Salts

Method

1. Divide the Epsom salts between two bowls.

2. In the first bowl, add a cap full of glycerine and several drops of peppermint essential oil. Agitate to combine and leave to dry.

Peppermint Candy Cane Bath Salts

3. In the second bowl, add a cap full of glycerine, several drops of peppermint essential oil and several drops of food colouring. Agitate to combine and leave to dry.

Peppermint Candy Cane Bath Salts

Peppermint Candy Cane Bath Salts

4. Once your salts are dry (allow to dry overnight for best results), you can begin to layer them evenly in your jars.

5. Finish by tying with festive ribbon and adding a matching candy cane for decoration. You could also add a gift tag with instructions for use.

Peppermint Candy Cane Bath Salts

Peppermint Candy Cane Bath Salts

Health benefits of Epsom salts

Did you know that bathing in Epsom salts is said to relieve pain and reduce inflammation, as well as replenishing the levels of magnesium in the body? Combined with a little peppermint essential oil, it is the perfect pick me up after a frantic day of Christmas shopping! 

Peppermint Candy Cane Bath Salts

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Courtney
    November 29, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    Hi, these look amazing! Just a question (might be a silly one)… Will the salts when added to a bath turn the user green/red or should it be diluted enough not to matter? I don’t want to turn the inlaws green! πŸ˜›

    • Reply
      Rachel
      November 29, 2014 at 2:54 pm

      I was wondering that aswell πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Cath
    November 29, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    Hi Courtney and Rachel,
    Good news – there is no staining to skin or bath as it is diluted by large amounts of water. You made me chuckle at the idea of turning your inlaws green!
    Cath πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    • Reply
      Courtney
      November 30, 2014 at 3:32 pm

      Hahaha thanks Cath πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Lou Wright
    November 29, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    How many jars (based on your jar size) will a 1kg bag of salt make and how many baths do you get from one of the jars?

    I have some small jars which I guess would be 1 bath only and thought they would be nice as table favours on Christmas Day. Thanks xx

  • Reply
    Cath
    November 29, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    Hi Lou! I filled 3 jars from 1kg of Epsom salts. We’ve been using approx half a jar per bath, but you could probably use less. What a fabulous idea to use them as party favours on the Christmas table! Cath πŸ™‚

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