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Looking for an easy (and inexpensive) holiday gift? Try Peaches & Cream Bath Salts in a Jar!
Pretty layered bath salts make a perfect gift for teens, co-workers or teachers. This inexpensive gift-in-a-jar offers the fresh scent of peaches and soothing salts in a pretty pastel package.
This recipe makes 12 gift jars at a cost approximately $1.50 per jar.
To make it easy to create a pretty gift, we've Included free printable print gift tags! Sized to fit beneath a standard canning jar lid, our printable Bath Salts in a Jar tags can also be used as a hang tag.
1. Wash, rinse and dry canning jars.
2. Empty one carton Epsom Salts into large mixing bowl or batter bowl. Add 3 cups sea salt, stir well. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon glycerin and 6 to 8 drops essential oil. Mix well.
3. In second large mixing bowl, empty one carton Epsom Salts, and add 3 cups sea salt. Stir well. Add 1/4 teaspoon glycerin, 6 to 8 drops essential oil, and food color. Stir until completely blended. Color should be even.
CEO's tip: use a heavy-duty stand mixer (such as Kitchenaid-brand) to mix bath salts easily. Set mixer to lowest setting and mix until color is even--but don't try this with hand mixers or smaller stand mixers!
4. Holding canning jars at an angle, layer salts in jars, alternating white and colored mixtures.
Print three copies of Peaches 'n Cream Bath Salts gift tag.
Cut gift tags apart and attach to jars. Tags may be trimmed and placed beneath canning jar rings, tied on with ribbon, or taped to gift jars.
CEO's tip: decorative canning jar lids add presentation punch for a small price! Try red or green gingham lids for Candy Cane Bath Salts, while Peach lids add a designer touch to Peaches 'n Cream Bath Salts. Find decorative canning jar lids in the canning section of the supermarket.
This recipe makes 12 12-ounce gift jars, plus a bonus of 3 to 4 cups extra bath salts. Package them in small plastic zipper craft bags for easy stocking stuffers.
|Prep time||10 minutes|
|Total time||10 minutes|