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DIY Natural Beauty: Candy Cane Bath Salts

Posted By Heidi Pepin on Jul 26, 2007 at 8:30AM

Every year I tell myself that I'll do handmade gifts for the people on my Christmas list. Every year, I promise myself that I'll start early and finish quickly. And well, apparently I can only keep one of these promises (the second, I'm anal retentive that way!)

But I always think to myself that this would be a great gift for some lady in my life - mother, grandmother, sister-in-law, whoever! Yet I still never manage to actually make it.

Love the idea though! So, hopefully this year things will change and I'll keep my promises!

Candy Cane Christmas!Candy Cane Christmas!

Candy Cane Bath Salts

2 cups Epsom salts
½ cup rock salt or sea salt
4 – 5 drops peppermint oil
2 – 3 drops food coloring
Yield: 20 ounces

Place 1 cup of the Epsom salts and ¼ cup of the rock salt in a mixing bowl or resealable plastic bag. Add 2 – 3 drops of peppermint oil and mix until evenly distributed. Place the remaining 1 cup of Epsom salts and ¼ cup of rock salt in a separate bowl or bag. Add the food coloring and mix until the color is evenly distributed and you are pleased with the shade of red. Add 2-3 drops of peppermint oil and stir well. In a large jar or clear bottle, layer the white salts and red salts.

Keep it for yourself or give it away as a gorgeous handmade natural beauty gift!