Colored Bath Salts with Janice Cox

                                   Janice Cox


Colored Bath Salts

Bath salts are so much fun to make and nothing could be easier.  You can have hundreds of different salts in a matter of no time at all.  All you need is a combination of natural salt such as Epsom, sea salt and kosher salt and some color.  You can also scent your salts and you will have a gift that will rival any store bought bath salt!

1 cup Epsom salts
1 /2 cup rock salt or kosher salt
Food Coloring ( for a wider variety of colors look for paste varieties used in cake decorating)
Essential oils


Place the salts in a large plastic zip loc bag or glass bowl.  Add a few drops of coloring and close the bag.  Massage until the color is evenly distributed.  You may add more color if you like.  If the color is too dark add more salt.  Add a few drops of scent and massage the salts again until well mixed.  Pour into a clean jar or pretty gift container.  To use:  Add a scoop to your bath while filling the tub with warm water. 
Yield: 12 ounces

Recipe From Natural Beauty at  Home by Janice Cox (Henry Holt and Company) for more recipes and ideas visit her website at www.JaniceCox.com