How to Make a Peppermint Stick Salt Soakcomments (3) December 1st, 2008
Here’s an inexpensive but thoughtful gift that will sooth aching muscles while perking up the spirit. And with the holidays fast approaching, you may want to make a batch for yourself! I’m just sayin’…
- Glass or metal bowl
- 20 drops peppermint essential oil
- 3 tablespoons carrier oil (such as jojoba or sweet almond oil)
- Metal spoon
- 1/2 cup Epsom salt
- 1/2 cup sea salt
- 8-ounce jar, tub, or tin with lid
- Peppermint stick
Step 1: Sterilize your materials in a hot-water bath (place in boiling water for 10 minutes, then set on a clean towel and allow to dry).
Step 2: In a glass or metal bowl, add the essential oil to the carrier oil to dilute it. Add the Epsom salt and sea salt, and mix thoroughly.
Step 3: Scoop into a glass jar, plastic tub, or metal tin. Tie on a peppermint stick and a usage card. Always include a list of ingredients so that anyone with allergies or sensitivities can assess the danger.
To use: Pour or scoop a fourth of the mixture under running water. Allow the tub to fill halfway before sinking into the healing waters. Yum.
Each batch makes four baths.
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