Peppermint Bath Salts- An Awesome Gift Idea

Baths are my favorite way to unwind at the end of a long, stressful day.   I found a recipe for some really easy, DIY bath salts, and I knew I had to try them out!   I’ve adapted the recipe to include some ingredients to make your skin silky and soft.  These peppermint scented bath salts are super cute, and they smell amazing.  They would make a perfect gift idea for anyone that loves to relax in a bath and soak all their cares away.   

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Peppermint Bath Salts take just minutes to make, and you probably have most, if not all, of the ingredients on hand.

Here is what you will need:

2 Cups Epsom Salt

2 Tsp Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

5 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil

12 drops of red food coloring


Place the Epsom Salt in a mixing bowl.  Melt the coconut oil in the microwave for about 15 seconds, and add to the salt.  Mix well.  Your mixture will be very crumbly.

Add the drops of Peppermint Essential Oil, or whatever scent you would like.

Pour half the mixture into a separate mixing bowl.

Add the red food coloring to one of the bowls.  I used 12 drops, but feel free to use more to make it as bright red as you’d like.

Last step: Layer the mixture in a cute, airtight container.

That’s it!  Easy, right? Then, enjoy!  Either use it for yourself to soften your skin, or wrap a bow around it for a precious, thoughtful gift!


If you want to try a different scent, here are a couple of suggestions:

Candy Cane scented:

Use the recipe above, but put 2 drops Cinnamon Bark, 2 drops Spearmint, 3 drops Peppermint essential oils.

Citrus Bliss scented:

Use a combination of 6 drops of yellow and 6 drops of red food coloring to make a pretty orange color.  (Tip: mix the food coloring together first: if you don’t, you will have yellow and red speckled bath salts, instead of orange.)  Use 12 drops of doTerra’s Citrus Bliss blend for a yummy-smelling, invigorating bath salt.

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  1. Stevie

    Oooh I adore bath salts! Mom used to make these when I was a kid as gifts. Will try the candy cane!

    1. Awesome – let me know how they turn out!

  2. Your favorite niecey thing

    How did I totally skip out on the fact you have a blog? Lol

    1. Your favorite niecey thing

      Love your writing tone. And bath salts made with döterra essentials looks very appealing! Thanks for the post!

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