How to Make Colored Bath Salts
By adding food coloring to Epsom salts you can make pretty bath salts to use or give as a gift. This is a guide about making colored bath salts.
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I use 3 cups of Epsom salts. Place one cup in three separate bowls. Use 15 drops of food colouring in each bowl; leave one white, also. This can be done in a jar with a lid. Use green and red colouring. Add a bit of perfume, any kind, then shake the jars until all the salt is coloured. Leave lids off; let dry overnight. When dry, put into a pretty jar. You can layer them, one white, then green, and finally red. Tie the jar with a nice ribbon and add a candy cane!
Beautiful and cheap bath salts for any occasion.
- hot glue gun (optional)
- scrap material (optional)
- food coloring
- any type of jar or bottle with lid (dollar stores have really neat ones)
- Ziploc baggies
- ribbon (optional)
- Epsom salts (can be bought anywhere for about 2.00 for 5 lbs.)
- scented oils, perfume, vanilla, extracts, etc. (optional)
- Put 1 cup of Epsom salts in each baggie depending on how many colors you want.
- Add food coloring about 10 drops less or more to desired color and close and shake. If you want to add scent to it add that too, sparingly.
- When you have made enough to fill your container just funnel in and layer and even tilt your bottle for a cool effect.
- You can glue cloth over your Ball jar after trimming with pinking shears or just leave plain. A ribbon and gift tag makes it complete.
These are so easy and also fun for the kiddos. This makes a great project for the kids holiday classroom parties too.
By Julie from Tucson, AZ
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December 14, 20050 found this helpful
I like to use dead sea salt for this, although a little more expensive. Have also mixed DS salt with epsom salt. If grains are too big for what I want, I put them in my coffee bean grinder, works great.
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