Make Your Own Peppermint Bath Salts
With Halloween having come and gone, many retailers are jumping into the Christmas season with advertising for presents, home decorating and meal planning. The holiday push seems to start earlier and earlier every year. It could be easy to forget that Thanksgiving is in a few weeks. The holidays are often chaotic just as they are enjoyable. Which is why early planning can help take some of the stress out of the upcoming holidays. Holiday planning can’t happen too early. After all, how fun is it frantically scouring for gifts on Christmas Eve?
If you’re one who had intentions to get an early start on your holiday shopping, but have been putting it off there are some options to give great gifts without the chaos and long lines at the mall.
Some of the best gifts are handmade and what a more thoughtful gift than homemade soap, candles or bath items. Bath salts are an easy and inexpensive gift to make and share. Nothing quite says Happy Holidays than peppermint. It’s in candy canes, tea, hot chocolate and in Starbuck’s Peppermint Mocha. Peppermint bath salts are a great, relaxing way for your recipients to spend the holidays.
Here are some peppermint bath salt recipes you can make for your friends and family and even for yourself, to enjoy. You can use either sea salt or Epsom salt or a blend of both for the base of your bath salt. The recipes below feature all three combinations so you can pick the ideal one for you.
Peppermint Bath Salt Recipe #1
This is the most basic, simplest bath salt recipe. It’s so easy and has such few ingredients that your kids can make it. You’ll only need:
- 16 ounces dead sea salt
- 15–30 drops of peppermint essential oil
Pour the dead sea salt into a medium mixing bowl and slowly add the peppermint essential oil. Make sure to stir in the peppermint so that all the salt comes into contact with the essential oil. After the oil and salt are thoroughly mixed, allow the mixture to completely dry before putting it in a glass jar. Add 1/3 to 1/2 cup of the peppermint bath salt to the bath and enjoy.
Peppermint Bath Salt Recipe #2
- 16 ounces of Dead Sea salt or 16 ounces of Epsom salt
- 20 drops peppermint essential oil
Mix the sea salt or Epsom salt thoroughly with the peppermint essential oil. Wait until the salt mixture is completely dry before putting it in a glass jar or container.
Peppermint Bath Salt Recipe #3
What you’ll need:
- Coarse sea salt
- Epsom salt
- Baking soda
- Peppermint essential oil
- Food coloring
In a large bowl, first mix 6 parts coarse sea salt; 3 parts Epsom salt, and 1 part baking soda. Then slowly add in a few drops of the peppermint essential oil. Make sure to thoroughly mix together.
Add in a few drops of food coloring to achieve the desired shade and color. After completely dried, you can put the mixture in an air-tight glass container or jar.
Peppermint Bath Salt Recipe #4
For this recipe, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- 1 cup sea salt
- 1 cup Epsom salt
- 2 tablespoons baking soda
- 15 drops of peppermint essential oil
Mix the sea salt and Epsom salt together in a medium mixing bowl. Sift in the baking soda. Stir all three ingredients together. Slowly stir in the peppermint essential oil.
After all the ingredients are thoroughly mixed, allow the mixture to completely dry. Put dried salt into a glass jar or container.
At this point you can also add dried flower petals or herbs (I like to use dried lavender or rose petals). Some people also like to add food coloring, which will result in a colored bath. If using liquid food dyes, just add a few drops until you achieve the desired color.
You can also choose to add dried herbs or flower buds for extra scent; grind these in a food processor to a powder before mixing it with your salts.
Peppermint Bath Salt Recipe #5
For this recipe, you’ll need:
- 1 cup Epsom salt
- 1 cup baking soda
- 2 tablespoons of liquid glycerin
- 15 drops of peppermint essential oil
Mix together the Epsom salt and baking soda. Add in the liquid glycerin. Thoroughly stir in the peppermint essential oil.
Peppermint Bath Salt Recipe #6
- 2 cups Epsom salt
- 2 cups borax
- ½ cup kaolin clay powder
- 10 drops of peppermint essential oil
Thoroughly mix all the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Stir in the peppermint essential oil last. Make sure the mixture is thoroughly mixed. Allow the mixture to thoroughly dry before putting it in a glass bottle or container.
At Bulk Apothecary, we have two kinds of peppermint essential oil for you to choose from to make your homemade bath salts. Each one is all-natural and is premium grade. We make sure all our essential oils are of the highest quality. We also sell most of our items in bulk so you don’t have to pay a fortune for top-notch vitamins and essential oils. Contact us today to order your peppermint essential oil for your holiday bath salt making today.
DIY Peppermint Bath Salts
Could this be done with other essential oils as well?
Surely! You can check out our Essential Oils to choose your favorite, keeping in mind that our organic essential oils packs quite a punch!
I was wondering if I added ground alfalfa to the bath salts for coloring would it take away from the peppermint?
The ground Alfalfa shouldn’t, but this is something you may need to test before mass production.
Knowing that Wintergreen needs a carrier, could I use Wintergreen safely for this? I am thinking that the water would be considered a carrier for it.
It is recommended that you use a carrier oil with the Wintergreen Essential Oil or you can use Glycerin. Water is not a good may not be a good match, but you are free to try it and let us know how it goes.
What is the shelf life for bath salts?
Bath salts do not have an expiration date; however, bath salts with colors and fragrance/essential oils may diminish over time. The shelf life for colored/scented bath salts is approximately between 1 to 2 years, although is recommended that you use it within 6 months of manufacturing for best results. If water is introduced to the mixture, the shelf life be anywhere from 1 to 4 weeks, in which case a preservative is recommended.
how do you determine if an essential oil needs a carrier oil? I want to make an eucalyptus/lime and a lemon/vanilla bath salt. Thank You
If an essential oil is 100% pure, and undiluted with no fillers or adjectives, it is generally recommended that you dilute it with a base at a range of 0.5 oz to 1 oz of essential oil to 1 gallon of carrier oil/base.
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I am wondering which type of Dead Sea salt would be best to use with this. The coarse or the fine? And wondering also what the difference is in uses. Thank you!
Generally, the coarse can be used on the body; however, the fine should be used for the face/neck area, as it will be gentler.
Could Himalayan Pink Salt be easily substituted for Dead Sea Salt?
The recipes say to wait until the salts are dry before putting them in jars. How long does that take?
That depends on the room temperature/humidity, and the size of the bowl; it can range anywhere from 1 hour to overnight.