Christmas Candy Cane Bath Salt Recipe

by Sandy A.
(Kissimmee, Fl)

Peppermint Bath Salts

Peppermint Bath Salts

I made these great jars of peppermint bath salts for Christmas gifts last year and they were a big hit. Here is how I made them:

Peppermint Salt Soak

You'll need:
• Glass or metal bowl
• 20 drops peppermint essential oil
• 3 tablespoons carrier oil (I used sweet almond oil or jojoba)
• Metal spoon
• 1/2 cup Epsom salt
• 1/2 cup sea salt
• 8 oz jar, tub or tin with lid
• food coloring (optional)

Step 1: Sterilized you materials in a hot-water bath (place in boiling water for 10 minuets, then set on a clean towel to dry).

Step 2: In a glass or metal bowl, add essential oil and carrier oil to dilute it. Add the Epsom salt and sea salt and mix thoroughly. I added one drop of coloring to make the mixture a soft pink. Mix thoroughly.

Step 3: Scoop into a 8 ounce (about 1 cup), wide-mouth container.

To use: Pour or scoop a fourth of the mixture under warn running water. Allow the tub to fill before sinking into the soothing waters. Enjoy!

The recipe is for one 8oz. jar, which is enough for four baths. I doubled the recipe several times over and made a dozen of these to give away.

I added a label to the top of each jar, and instructions on a tag that I tied on with a ribbon. I then put tissue around each jar and placed it in a large cello bag, tied it with a ribbon and added a small ornament.

What a fun festive gift to give to all of your friends!


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Dec 06, 2014
Outstanding & Easy!
by: Jules

I made two batches earlier this evening; peppermint and grapefruit and both came out great! Thanks so much!

Dec 03, 2014
Go Green
by: Anonymous

I recycled some of the plastic jars that beef and chicken bouillon comes in. Made for the perfect size and I loved that they were plastic with screw top lids. Go green!

Jun 27, 2014
by: butterfly

I get all my glass jars from the Dollar Tree And sterilize them. They are a good size for this.

Oct 13, 2013
Carrier oil
by: Anonymous

Can you use coconut oil as the carrier?

Sep 23, 2013
by: Gram

What is the differences between the two oils, do you need both? What is the shelf life? Thank you

May 03, 2013
Selling beware
by: Anonymous

Make sure it doesn't qualify as a food product. Also allergies to jojoba and nuts are common all ingredients MUST be listed

Dec 19, 2012
by: Michel

I made this last night. I doubled the recipe and had four slightly less than full 8 oz jars. I just wanted to see if your mixture was wet/oily or if the oils were supposed to absorb into the salt and be dry? Mine is wet. Just wanted to make sure I did it right! Thanks.

Dec 11, 2012
by: Cori

Made this as a part of a spa basket for my sisters for Christmas. Love, love, love it!!! Just beware of what you touch when you are using the peppermint oil. It burns your face!

Dec 08, 2012
by: Anonymous

Could you use olive oil and an extract, like vanilla or mint?

Dec 07, 2012
Shelf life?
by: Anonymous

How long is the shelf life for the bath soak? 2weeks? 1month? Maybe more!

Dec 06, 2012
by: Anonymous

Where did you buy your jojoba and sweet almond oil?

Dec 05, 2012
what type of salt??
by: cj

it looks like rock salt. Sea Salt is very fine, isn't it??

Nov 27, 2012
by: Anonymous

Can't wait to try this. Can't wait to smell how delicious this will be!

Nov 23, 2012
Bath scrub as a hand scrub
by: Anonymous

Can you use this as a scrub instead of bath soak? Seems like it would be same ingredients for it.

Nov 19, 2012
by: Anonymous

Such a neat idea. You said steralize your "materials"...what exactly to you mean..the jars and implemets you use?

Nov 16, 2012
essential oils
by: Stephanie

For the questions about the essential oils, please see my essential oil skin care page. Hope this helps :-)

Nov 12, 2012
by: Anonymous

What other oils/scents are safe to use?

Can you sterilize in the dishwasher if your hot water heater is set over 120`F?

Should people that have sensitive skin avoid these?

Thank you and this looks perfect for Neighbor Gift Exchange! :)

Nov 12, 2012
how much
by: Anonymous

the instructions say it makes one 8 oz jar

Nov 10, 2012
by: Anonymous

How many jars did one batch make?

Nov 04, 2012
by: GG

Did anyone have any problems with the food coloring in the product or was anyone sensative to anything in the salt? If I wanna make some in a different scent what do I need to do different from the peppermint? Do you think this is safe to sell?

Nov 03, 2012
Where to get jars
by: Olivia

I got 8 oz Mason/Bell jars at my neighborhood hardware store. They work great!

Oct 22, 2012
Bath Salts
by: Anonymous

Yes where do u get the jars?

Aug 05, 2012
Glass jars
by: Anonymous

Where did you find the jars?

Dec 27, 2010
very nice!
by: Gina

very easy to do, will try it for sure.

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