Need a quick last-minute gift idea?
This bath salt recipe is easier than spreading peanut butter on crackers.
Grab a carton of Epsom Salt
, some food coloring
and your favorite essential oils
(use the ones from your sugar scrub
or try a new scent).
I'll be using my go-to essential oils: Lavender and Eucalyptus.
These gel food colors from Wilton have lovely colors. I used the green (left box), and teal and purple (right box). You can use whichever colors you'd like though! Get creative. :)
Step 1: Measure out how much Epsom salt you will need in correlation to the jar you will be putting the bath salts into. I used these half pint jelly jars, so I filled one up to the lid and poured it into a big bowl. (I used three jars for the green food coloring, so I did this three times.)
Step 2: Add the food coloring. I started out with a few drops but thought it was too light green.... so then I added
a few many more drops.
Step 3: Add a few drops of the essential oil...
Step 4: Mix the salts, food coloring and essential oil together.
Step 5: I decided the eucalyptus smelled too "VapoRubbish" for my liking, so I added some lavender to even out the aroma.
Step 6: Smellin' awesome and lookin' good... but still too light green. So then I added some teal food coloring to the lime green salts to add depth.
Step 7: Wipe out your bowl and repeat the steps with the lavender and purple food coloring.
Step 8: Perfection. :) Put a lid on it and tie a pretty bow around the lid.
Sprinkle a tablespoon of bath salts in a warm bath. Inhale. Exhale. Soak. :)