How to Make Candy Cane Bath Salts

Energize and uplift spirits with homemade candy cane bath salts, a fun and inexpensive gift to make that's perfect for holiday giving.

You will need

  • 2 bowls
  • Epsom salts
  • Peppermint essential oil
  • Kitchen mixing tools
  • Glycerin
  • Red food coloring
  • Funnel
  • Glass jar
  • Ribbon
  • Candy cane
  • Tag
  • 2 resealable plastic bags (optional)

Step 1 Put Epsom salts in bowls Put 1/2 cup of Epsom salts into each of two separate bowls.

Step 2 Put in oil and glycerin Put two drops of peppermint oil and two drops of glycerin into each bowl, stirring to distribute them evenly through the Epsom salts.

Step 3 Add red food coloring Add two drops of red food coloring into one of the bowls, and then stir until the color is uniform.

Step 4 Layer salts in jar Use a funnel to alternate layers of red and white salts in a glass jar to make a candy cane effect, tapping the jar to settle the material, and filling the jar to the top.

Step 5 Tie on a ribbon Tie a ribbon around the jar of bath salts and add a candy cane in place of a bow.

Step 6 Make a tag Make a tag instructing the user to add 2 to 3 tablespoons of the mixture to bath water, and to look forward to enjoying a stimulating holiday-style hydro experience.