Each year, I try to find a unique gift to give family and friends at Christmas time. I love to make homemade gifts. I don’t know any better way to show my love and appreciation than by giving of my time, my talent and my money all in one.
This year I made several unique gifts and here is the first one: Peppermint Bath Salts
I did not come up with it myself so I need to give credit to Suburban Simplicity.
I doubled the recipe to create these 6 1/2 Pint Wide Mouth Jars.
Here is the recipe:
4 Cups Epsom Salt
1 cup sea salt
1 cup baking soda
20-30 drops of peppermint oil
8-12 drops of food coloring
I got my peppermint on Amazon. Here is the link: Sun Essential Oils.
The jars I got at Walmart. Here they are on Amazon: Jarden Home Brand
- Combine first three ingredients in a large bowl.
- Add peppermint and stir or whisk to distribute throughout the mixture.
- Divide in half into separate bowls. Add the food coloring to one of the bowls.
- Layer bath salts in the jars. It took about three tablespoons, maybe a little less since I had small jars. Press down and add the next layer and so one until you are done.
I plan to make some for myself (minus the food coloring) to use for foot soaks. My daughter gets ingrown toe nails a lot so I am hoping this will bring her relief.