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 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!