Holiday Spice Bath Salts

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At my MOPS meeting today, we made the best smelling bath salts–A really nice, inexpensive homemade gift!!  

Here’s what you’ll need:
To whip a batch, mix together:
1.5 C epsom salt
2 T brown sugar
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t ginger
1/4 t cloves
Mix well in a bowl.  That’s it!
For a low cost option, place into a little plastic holiday bag, tie with ribbon & gift tag.  If you had a little scoop (the ones in formula containers would work great), you could put that inside.

 Or, for a little bit more cost, you could put it in 8 oz. quilted jelly jars.  In fact, the recipe above yielded the perfect amount for two jars.  

Tie a little ribbon around the lid, put on a cute little label, and give away to enjoy (and maybe keep a jar for yourself too!)  

 I found the basis for the label here and then added text.  Click on the picture to download for a free download of these labels.


Note:  Since I just made these this morning, I have yet to actually try them in the bath.  In the jar, they smell festive and heavenly, so I can only imagine the same is true in warm water.
Caution:  Some people have skin sensitivities to cinnamon, ginger, and/or cloves.  Discontinue use if skin irritation occurs. 

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16 Responses

  1. Just be aware that sugar in your… erm… lady parts can lead to bacterial infections. In the ears too. So rinse well after soaking in a sugary bath! But 2T sugar/16oz bath salts might not cause a problem.

  2. I love homemade bath salts and sugar scrubs! They feel so great on your skin, and there are so many great variations. I love your holiday spice version.

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