3 variations on a peppermint bath salts recipe

Peppermint bath salts recipe

I get a lot of requests for a peppermint bath salts recipe – the only more popular fragrance is lavender.

I love peppermint as a fragrance for bath salts. It's really refreshing, but it also mixes really well with other fragrances, so with a few tweaks you can change it from energizing to relaxing to comforting.

Below are my three favorite peppermint bath salts recipes. I've given small quantities for each, to show the proportions of ingredients – if you want to make more, just multiply the amounts. And if you want the fragrance to be stronger, you can double or triple the amounts for the essential oils.

To make the bath salts, just mix the ingredients together really well. You can do this in a bowl, or if you're making small quantities, you can just shake them up together in a jar (remember the lid!).

Invigorating peppermint bath salts recipe

This recipe includes a touch of eucalyptus and lemon to heighten the invigorating side of the peppermint. It's also a great bath salt for when you have a cold.

You need:

  • 1 cup epsom salts (or if you prefer, you can use Dead Sea salts or sea salt)
  • 2 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 1 drop eucalyptus essential oil
  • 1 drop lemon essential oil

If you're planning to keep the salts for a while, or to give them as a gift, and you want to make the fragrance last longer, then you can add a little Dendritic Salt. However much epsom salt you're using, you need about 5% of that amount of Dendritic Salt. Mix the Dendritic salt with the essential oils first, then mix in the other salts.

Relaxing and soothing peppermint bath salts recipe

Lavender is well-known for its relaxing properties – but did you know that violet is also very soothing? Both blend really well with peppermint. In fact, I often use a mint and violet blend of oil as a perfume – it's gorgeous, dark and fresh.

  • 1 cup epsom salts (or if you prefer, you can use Dead Sea salts or sea salt)
  • 1 drop peppermint essential oil
  • 1 drop lavender essential oil
  • 1 drop violet essential oil

Comforting peppermint candy bath salts recipe

Peppermint candy bath salts recipeThis is a great Christmas recipe – and it also makes a fantastic holiday gift. In this recipe, a tiny touch of vanilla combines with the peppermint to create a scent of candy canes or mint toffees. Delicious.

  • 1 cup epsom salts (or if you prefer, you can use Dead Sea salts or sea salt)
  • 3 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 1 drop vanilla essential oil or essence

If you're planning to give this one as a gift, it's easy to give it candy stripes. Just divide your salts into three bowls, and mix in a drop of green coloring to one bowl, and red in another. Then layer the salts in the jar so you get red, green and white stripes.

Or, if you prefer, divide into two bowls, and add a tiny drop of red to one to make a pink salt – then layer pink and white.

Finish with a matching ribbon around the jar, and you've got a beautiful and inexpensive gift.

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