One of my favorite fall candies is…drum roll…CANDY CORN! You had no idea I was going to say that did you? I had you fooled, I know it! Ha!
So in honor of that yummy but oh so bad for you candy I decided to whip up some candy corn bath salts for my daughters teacher gift! What a stinking cute idea this is and I know she will love the relaxing lavender essential oil I added into it. (If you want to know what brand I use and trust please find me on Facebook and leave me a comment)
This was such an easy creation and I might have to make a few more to hand out to some people!
Gather up your supplies
glass jar for storage
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Notice how I did not give you exact quantities…It all depends on the size of the jar you are using. I got this little jar at Target in the $1 bins..oh how I love $1 deals!! But if you go with a mason or something else the measurements will be different.
What I did was fill the jar almost full with epson salt and then I added a table spoon or so of baking soda. So I do about 1 cup salts to 1tbl baking soda. After the jar was full I poured the mixture into a bowl to mix it up and add my essential oil.
After I mixed the oil in I separated the salt mixture into 3 different bowls.
I grabbed my yellow and orange food coloring and added a dollop to two of the bowl leaving one white. As you can see here my orange was not mixing well and I thought that because I was using the gel food coloring that it was giving me problems..but when I threw the spoon across the room in a fit of rage and started mixing with my fingers the color all blended together and it was perfect. (disclaimer, I did not throw my spoon. I gently sat it down while thinking about throwing it because I thought I was going to have to start all over. Sad face turned happy face)
If you have a small opening in your jar I suggest getting a funnel and adding the salts with it so that it saves you a mess to clean up later. (See how great the color mixed with my fingers. If you are using liquid you probably will not have to use your fingers but the gel surprisingly didn’t even stain my hands so that pleased me)
Add the orange, then yellow then white! Candy Corn style.
To finish it off I added a little tag that said Thank You tied on with some bakers twine. I also wrote on the back… “1/4 cup of mix into warm bath to relax the day away” Or if you wanted to do it for foot soaks then it would be 2 tbl.
Lavender oil is great for distressing your mind and body and the Epson salt helps detox while the baking soda can help refresh, renew and soften dry skin while aiding in detoxing and support skin acidity. This is one of my favorite mixtures to bathe in and give as gifts!
What is your favorite combo to use?