Candy canes are one of the Christmas season's mainstays. To me it just is not Christmas without them. So I wanted to find a bath salt recipe that would be synomous with the season. The first I found was this one. It is a very simple recipe which makes 20 ounces and will only take 15 minutes to make.
Put these bath salts in a pretty container with a festive bow and a few real candy canes and you'll have a great holiday gift to give or to keep. Peppermint tends to be stimulating, so these bath salts are best for the morning or a mid-day pick-me-up rather than for use before sleeping. To use the salts, toss a handful into the bath.
* 2 mixing bowls or sealable plastic bags
* measuring cups
* large jar or bottle
* ribbon or other decoration (optional)
* 2 cups Epsom salts
* 1/2 cup rock salt or sea salt
* 4-5 drops peppermint oil
* 2-3 drops red food coloring [may substitute natural red color (e.g., pickled beet juice) if desired]
(1) Mix 1 cup of Epsom salts and 1/4 cup of rock/sea salt in a bowl or baggie.
(2) Add 2 or 3 drops of peppermint oil and mix well.
(3) Mix 1 cup of Epsom salts and 1/4 cup of rock/sea salt in the other bowl or baggie.
(4) Add a drop of red coloring to the second bowl or bag.
(5) Mix well and continue to add color and mix until the desired color is achieved.
(6) Add 2 or 3 drops of peppermint oil to the red salt mixture.
(7) Mix the scented red salt mixture.
(8) Pour a layer of red salt into the bottom of the jar or bottle.
(9) Add a layer of the white salt mixture.
(10) Layer alternating bands of red and white salts to create a candy cane stripe effect.
(11) Seal the container and decorate it as desired.
I also found this recipe on ehow.com that you may also want to try - http://www.ehow.com/how_2149638_candy-cane-bath-salts.html.