How to make your own Bath Salts

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Great presents for the kids to make for Aunties or Grandmas

Jar with lid (Coffee jars or Jam jars work well)

Epsom Salts

Food Colouring ( red blue yellow and green are good )

Funnel

Cups and spoons for mixing

Pour the salts into the gift jar, then divide cups depending on if you want it one colour or layered Add food colouring to each cup. Start adding drops of colour until you get the desired colour, Mix thoroughly with a spoon. Funnel each coloured layer into the gift jar, packing down each layer lightly with a spoon as you go. This part is like sand art; the layers don't have to be flat or even. Make sure the jar is packed to the top to prevent the layers from moving or mixing when you're finished You can then make a gift tag or label for you jar

Lemon Scented Bath Salts

1 cup of Epsom Salts

1/2 teaspoon Lemon Oil

2 or 3 drops of yellow food colouring

Combine all ingredients in a bowl, stirring well to distribute the colour and fragrance. Set aside overnight. Stir again and pour into a decorative jar. Makes one cup.

For a layered look, divide the Epsom salts into two bowls. Add 1/4 teaspoon lemon oil to each bowl. Add 2 drops of lemon food colouring to one of the bowls. Stir each bowl thoroughly to distribute the colour and scent, set aside overnight, then layer the two colours in a jar.

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