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Bath Salts in a Jar

Bath Salts in a Jar

I love both giving and receiving Homemade Christmas gifts. Bath salts in a jar is an easy and inexpensive DIY holiday craft project. They make a great gift for co-workers, teachers and friends.

Candy Cane Bath Salts in a Jar 

This recipe makes 12 jars at a cost of approximately $1.50 per jar.

What You’ll Need

12 tall jelly (12-ounce) canning jars with lid and rings
2 Carton epsom salts,  4 pound (approximately 16 cups)
4 Pound sea salt or kosher salt (approximately 6 cups)
1/2 teaspoon glycerin, divided
12 drops peppermint essential oil
12 Drops red food coloring
2 pieces cardstock (for tags)
1. Wash, rinse and dry canning jars.
2. Empty one carton Epsom Salts into large mixing bowl or batter bowl. Add 3 cups sea salt, stir well. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon glycerin and 6 to 8 drops essential oil. Mix well.
3. In second large mixing bowl, empty one carton Epsom Salts, and add 3 cups sea salt. Stir well. Add 1/4 teaspoon glycering, 6 to 8 drops essential oil, and food coloring. Stir until completely blended. Color should be even.
4. Holding canning jars at an angle, layer salts in jars, alternating white and colored mixtures.

Download and print 2 pages of these Candy Cane Bath Salts Gift Tags.

Peaches and Cream Bath Salts in a Jar

This recipe makes 12 jars at a cost of approximately $1.50 per jar.

What You’ll Need

12 tall jelly (12-ounce) canning jars with lid and rings
2 Cartonepsom salts, 4 pound (approximately 16 cups)
4 Poundsea salt or kosher salt (approximately 6 cups)
12 Drops peach essential oil
12 Drops orange food coloring
3 pieces cardstock (for free printable gift tags)
1/2 Teaspoonliquid glycerin, divided
1. Wash, rinse and dry canning jars.
2. Empty one carton Epsom Salts into large mixing bowl or batter bowl. Add 3 cups sea salt, stir well. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon glycerin and 6 to 8 drops essential oil. Mix well.
3. In second large mixing bowl, empty one carton Epsom Salts, and add 3 cups sea salt, stir well. Add 1/4 teaspoon glycerin, 6 to 8 drops essential oil, and food coloring. Stir until completely blended. Color should be even.
4. Holding canning jars at an angle, layer salts in jars, alternating white and colored mixtures.
Download and print 3 copies of the Peaches and Cream Bath Salts Gift Tags.
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Comments

  1. Sandy Cain says:

    Very cool! I used to make something very similar to this, but rather than food coloring, I got some soap coloring and used that. Sometimes I added a little citric acid and baking soda, so that when you put the bath salts in a filled tub, they started bubbling like an Alka-Seltzer. I’m going to start making these again, it was so much fun, and nothing really says “I care” like a hand-crafted gift.

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