Beautiful Christmas Bath Salts Recipe - Spearmint & Eucalyptus
Here's a great Christmas Bath Salt Recipe for you guys. Not only does it smell A-M-A-Z-I-N-G it's also very Christmasy. Red Peppermint and Green Eucalyptus Salts layered provide a stunning look - for gifts of to sell at craft fairs for Christmas :-)
I'd rate this recipe as intermediate - you need to mix two dyes together to get the green color. But the fun more than makes up for it!
Just for the record - The above picture is NOT the bath salts you will be making. I forgot to get a picture of them :-( That picture is of himalayan bath salts which you will be using in this recipe!
A lot of people are asking where to get ingredients on recipes I post - So I've decided to link to them directly with suppliers I would recommend. That way if you don't have them or don't have a favorite supplier lined up you can still get your hands on them.
Here we go...
1 Cup of Dead Sea Salt - I think fine grain would be best. Combining it with coarse grain Himalayan salt will give you a nice effect. I typically recommend getting these salts from The Midwest Sea Salt Company
1 Cup of Himalayan Sea Salt - if you got fine grain Dead Sea Salt then get coarse grain for this. The opposite grain will make your layering (when packaging) so much more attractive. Again, I recommend The Midwest Sea Salt Company - they usually have free shipping to anywhere in the USA/Canada.
1 Teaspoon Eucalyptus/Spearmint Fragrance Oil - the plan with this is to scent the green part of the bath salts with something matching. Eucalyptus and Spearmint seems like a good match. I'd probably go with From Nature With Love. This fragrance oil has been rated 5/5 by it's users so it's definitely a pleaser.
3 drops of bright blue salt dye - believe it or not a tiny little company called TKB trading is an ABSOLUTE GEM for colorants for bath salts. I found them many years ago and have used them exclusively ever since. Here to view TKB Trading Salt Dyes. I'd actually recommend getting the sampler pack if you aren't ready to start making serious bath salts. It's $8 and you get some serious colors.
Approximate Time: 10 minutes
Measure the Himalayan Salt into a stainless steel bowl and set aside. Measure the Dead Sea Salt into another separate stainless steel bowl and set aside.
Measure the dendritic salt into a stainless steel bowl and add the Eucalyptus/Spearmint Fragrance Oil. Mix thoroughly.
In a small container, blend the yellow and blue salt dye, tweaking until the desired color of green is acheived. Then add to the dendritic salt and mix well.
Add the dendritic salt mixture into the dead sea salt and mix thoroughly.
You now have two bowls of salt. One with pink Himalayan Salt, one with scented and colored Dead Sea Salt. I recommend layering them for best effect. Below you'll find a picture of this. Here's how it's done. Using a funnel pour about 1/3 of the salts from one bowl into your packaging container. Then pour about 1/3 of the other salt type into the packaging container. Repeat until all salt is packaged.
|Layered Bath Salts|
That's all there is to it! I'd recommend using this maybe for a foot soak, because I know the Eucalyptus/Spearmint can be a bit strong sometimes. Give them away as gifts or take them to your local craft fair and watch them fly like hot cakes!
Anyway, leave me some comments below on how this turned out for you
A special thanks to MakeBathSalts.com for giving us this Bath Salts Recipe from their "Bath Salts Bible" The Comprehensive Guide to Handcrafted Bath Salts - click here to learn about that Bath Salts eBook.