How to Make a Peppermint Stick Salt Soak

comments (3) December 1st, 2008     

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Jen_W Jennifer Worick, contributor
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There are all sorts of creative packaging ideas you can bring to a bath soak, including reusing a glass canning jar or sprucing up a plastic container.
For this salt soak, you only need four simple ingredients.
There are all sorts of creative packaging ideas you can bring to a bath soak, including reusing a glass canning jar or sprucing up a plastic container.

There are all sorts of creative packaging ideas you can bring to a bath soak, including reusing a glass canning jar or sprucing up a plastic container.

Photo: Jennifer Worick

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’…

You’ll need:

  • 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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posted in: body product, peppermint, bath soak

Comments (3)

ohnoshesews writes: I mixed up a few batches of this and added it to a basket with some pedicure essentials to give as Christmas gifts to my fellow nurses. This stuff makes a great foot soak and the peppermint really perks up those tired achy feet. The baskets were perfect for giving the gift of rejuvenation! Love it and thanks for sharing. I can't wait to experiment with other "flavors".
Posted: 2:12 pm on December 18th
Jen_W writes: Avery makes all sorts of white and clear labels. I basically whipped up my label with some fonts in MS Word and printed it out on the sheet of labels. You could also buy tags and get creative with some rubber stamps or colored pens. Good luck and have fun with it.
Posted: 2:27 am on December 4th
Colourmad writes: I love this idea! It would be helpful to also have some info on how to do something with those plastic tubs and jars so they look like they do in the picture (i.e., custom labels).
Posted: 5:42 am on December 2nd
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