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12 Days of Handmade Christmas Gifts Series --- Day 4: Winter Forest Bath Salts

Welcome to day four of the 12 Days of Handmade Christmas Gifts Series.  Today, we're making bath salts!

Bath salts are super easy to make, and make for a nice warming bath on a cold winter's day.  Salt baths help to relax muscles, remove toxins from the body, and soften the skin.

The recipe below is so simple, so feel free to change up the colors and scents to give it your own special twist.  Try layering red and white and scenting with peppermint, or orange and green scented with orange and spearmint.  Or you could go all-out and layer with seven, eight, or more colors (kids love to do this and the results are always spectacular!)

Use this recipe as a jumping off point for your own creativity.  The recipe below makes 1 quart jar or 2 pint jars of bath salts.

Winter Forest Bath Salts
4 cups medium grain sea salt
1 teaspoon sweet almond oil
2 teaspoons Evergreen fragrance oil (or fragrance oil of your choosing.  If substituting essential oils, use half this amount.)
3-4 drops green food coloring

Measure out the salt into a large bowl.  Add the sweet almond oil and stir very well, until it coats the salt.  Next, add in the fragrance oil and stir until well blended.

Measure out 2 cups of this salt mixture and put in a separate bowl.  While stirring, add 3 or 4 drops green food coloring.  Continue stirring until the color is evenly distributed (this could take a minute or two, so be patient).

Layer the green and white salts into the jars.  Tie with a ribbon and add directions for use.

To use:  pour 1/2 to 1 cup salt into running bathwater.  Soak for at least 20 minutes.   

More in the 12 Days of Handmade Christmas Gifts Series:
Day 1: Winter Wonderland Bath Soak
Day 2: Pumpkin Pie Sugar Scrub
Day 3: Hot Cocoa and Marshmallow Mask
Day 4: Winter Forest Bath Salts (You're here!)
Day 5: Lavender Orange Bath Bombs
Day 6: Peppermint Hot Chocolate Lip Balm
Day 7: Moisturizing Shaving Soap for Men
Day 8: Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans & More Yummy Treats
Day 9: Snowball Sugar Scrubs
Day 10: Handcrafted Potpourri  
Day 11: Peppermint Orange Body Balm
Day 12: Marbled Christmas Soap

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