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candy cane bath salts recipe

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Candy Cane Bath Salts

Put these bath salts in a pretty container with a festive bow and a few real candy canes and you'll have a great holiday gift to give or to keep. Peppermint tends to be stimulating, so these bath salts are best for the morning or a mid-day pick-me-up rather than for use before sleeping. To use the salts, toss a handful into the bath.
Yield 20 ounces
Time 15 minutes
Tools

* 2 mixing bowls or sealable plastic bags
* measuring cups
* spoon
* large jar or bottle
* ribbon or other decoration (optional)

Ingredients

* 2 cups Epsom salts
* 1/2 cup rock salt or sea salt
* 4-5 drops peppermint oil
* 2-3 drops red food coloring [may substitute natural red color (e.g., pickled beet juice) if desired]

Directions Mix 1 cup of Epsom salts and 1/4 cup of rock/sea salt in a bowl or baggie.

Add 2 or 3 drops of peppermint oil and mix well.

Mix 1 cup of Epsom salts and 1/4 cup of rock/sea salt in the other bowl or baggie.

Add a drop of red coloring to the second bowl or bag.

Mix well and continue to add color and mix until the desired color is achieved.

Add 2 or 3 drops of peppermint oil to the red salt mixture.

Mix the scented red salt mixture.

Pour a layer of red salt into the bottom of the jar or bottle.

Add a layer of the white salt mixture.

Layer alternating bands of red and white salts to create a candy cane stripe effect.

Seal the container and decorate it as desired.
 
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