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Know someone who would like a nice spa treatment at home? Here's a beautiful and thoughtful present that you can make in minutes.

We used large spice shakers so that the bath salts could be poured or sprinkled in the tub.

NOTE: DON'T get the peppermint oil in your eyes. It's very strong and can burn.

{Makes 3 8-ounce bath salts}

You'll need:

  • 4 cups of Epsom Salt
  • 1 cup of rock salt
  • Green food coloring
  • Peppermint oil (not extract!)
  • 3 8-ounce plastic jars
  • Ribbon
  • 6 candy canes
  • A little adult help


  • Measuring cups
  • A big spoon
  • Two large bowls
  • A funnel
  • Scissors
  • A stapler
    1. Measure the salts into one bowl.
    2. Add 10 drops of peppermint oil. The more oil the stronger the smell. The whole house smelled like peppermint when Livvy got done.
    3. Mix well.
    4. Now pour half the salt into the empty bowl.
    5. Add about 10 drops of food color to one bowl and mix. If you want the green to be a little darker add another 5 drops or so. Don't get carried away or you'll turn the person using the bath salts green as well.
    6. Put the funnel into the mouth of one of your jars. Pour in a layer of green salt then a layer of white until the stripes reach the top.
    7. Put the lid on and wrap a ribbon around it.
    8. Staple two candy canes together and pass the ribbon through before you tie a nice bow.
    9. Repeat with the other two jars. You'll have three refreshing gifts to give special people on your gift list.

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