Peppermint Bath Salts

Nothing warms the heart as much as a handmade gift does. These homemade bath salts are a great stocking stuffer that can be made in bulk and passed out freely.

Things you need: (for each tube of salts)
3/4 c. coarse sea salt (you can blend the sea salt half and half with Epsom salts if you choose)
1/2 t. liquid glycerin
Clear plastic tube with a stopper
Peppermint essential oil
Red food or soap colorant
Gift tag
1/2 yard of 1/4″ white ribbon
2 resealable plastic bags
Plastic spoons
Glue sticks
Ultra-fine tipped Sharpie

Things to do:
1. Pour the sea salt into a resealable plastic bag. Add 8 to 10 drops of the peppermint oil until you reach the desired strength. Add the glycerin. Mix well.
2. Divide the salts placing half in the other plastic bag. Add colorant to one of the bags and mix well.
Note: When adding the color, do it drop by drop taking care to mix it in. Too much colorant will bleed onto the white salt when the colors are layered.
3. Spoon the salts into the tube, alternating colors between the red and white so that the finished product resembles a candy cane. Insert the stopper.
4. Use the cardstock to make two labels. On the first, hand-write a note or just label Peppermint Bath Salts”. On the second, write use instructions: Add 2 to 4 tablespoons to a full tub.”
5. Glue the labels onto the front and back of gift tag. Thread the ribbon through the hole and tie a bow around the tube. You may need to secure the ribbon with a little glue or a small piece of scotch tape to keep it from sliding down the tube.
Keep the salts out of sunlight. These will keep for 18 to 24 months.

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