DIY Candy Cane Bath Salts – A Simple Handmade Holiday Gift

March 12, 2009
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The holidays are always just around the corner! Get a head start on your gifts by making these seasonally inspired bath salts.

Candy Cane Bath Salts

Ingredients:
3 teaspoons of Sweet Almond Oil
3 teaspoons glycerin
1 cup of Epsom salt
2 cups of fine Sea salt
1 cup course Sea salt
2 drop of green food coloring
2 drop of red food coloring
12 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil
Instructions:
Combine the epson and sea salts. Mix well. Distribute equally into three separate bowls. Add one teaspoon of sweet almond oil, 1 teaspoon glycerin, and 4 drops of Peppermint essential oil to each bowl. Finally add two drops of red food coloring to one bowl, and two drops of green food coloring to a second bowl. Leave the third bowl uncolored. Mix each bowl well, then cover and allow to sit for a few hours. Finally, fill a clean, clear glass container with the salts, layering each color as you go.
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3 Comments

  • Anonymous

    September 23, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    I love this! This will be so nice for a good gift in the winter! I have found that a good way to mix scents or colors with salts is to put the ingredients in a plastic bag and shake them. Love the tutorials!!!

  • Summer

    November 20, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    Is there anything to substitute the sweet almond oil with? I was hoping to get these made soon and don’t have much time to go buy it, but I was wondering if maybe I could substitute it with grapeseed oil which I already have? Is the purpose of the sweet almond oil to just be a carrier oil or is it there for the scent? or both?

    1. Rebecca D. Dillon

      November 20, 2013 at 6:16 pm

      It’s just the carrier oil. You can sub with any other carrier oil. Grape seed oil is fine.

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