For an easy homemade Christmas gift, try Christmas peppermint bath salts! They are easy to make in bulk, and are perfect for a relaxing bath.
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Bath salts can be a relaxing way to wind down the end of the day. During this holiday season they’re especially perfect.
They’re also pretty enough for gift giving, and are convenient for making in bulk!
Peppermint Bath Salts – Homemade Christmas Gift
Bath salts are easy to make – you can even get the kids involved for some extra fun! Grab your ingredients to get started.
- 2 cups epsom salt
- 2 teaspoons coconut oil
- 1 drop red food gel
- 2 drops peppermint essential oil
- 1 storage jar (you can also use a pint-sized mason jar)
- 1 popsicle stick
- two small bowls
In two small bowls, add one cup of epsom salt to each.
Stir in one teaspoon coconut oil into each bowl. Add one drop of peppermint essential oil to each bowl and stir well.
To one bowl add one drop red gel food coloring and stir until the color is well combined. Depending on the coloring, you may need to add more to make the color rich and Christmas-y!
Pour half of each jar, layering the beautiful red and white salts into the storage jar, like a candy cane. You will need to pat down each layer, so it lays nicely!
There you have it! Package it with a nice ribbon and a note for a gift, or keep it for yourself for a stay-in spa night. I sometimes use mine as a sugar scrub to help exfoliate, and smell great afterwards. You will need to mix them up before each use!
To make your own variations and smells of bath salts, switch out the peppermint essential oils for other kinds. Add some food coloring for an aesthetic appeal if you want!