I was fortunate enough to do a review for The Epsom Salt Council. The Epsom Salt Council has been around since 1993 to help spread the word on all the benefits Epsom salt can be used for.
They sent me a free sample of their Epsom salt which I found the container alone was pretty unique. When you look on the container of the box not only does it has directions, warnings, how to use Epsom salt, but it also included tons of recipes for what you can use it for. Some of the recipes included how you can use it for Veggies, Lawn Care, Facials shrubs, foot scrubs and so much more. Did you know that it can also help you treat poison ivy, bee stings and mosquito bites? I sure didn’t. And I now know what to use next Summer when those mosquitoes start to come back.
So what did I do with the Epsom salt given to me? I made bath salts of course! (You can see my bath salts recipe from my Homemade Bath Salts post). After getting the package in the mail it took me a while to actually decide what I wanted to do with the Epsom salt and I actually saw a recipe on their Facebook page which lead me to do Bath Salts. It was a recipe for Candy Cane Bath Salts! Since Christmas is just around the corner I figured this would be perfect to do and handout to a couple of family members. Below is the recipe which was shared with the Epsom Salt Council from Best Unique Gift Idea.com.
Candy Cane Bath Salts
- 3 cups of Epsom salt
- 3 c. tsp almond oil
- 9 drops of essential oil of peppermint
- 1 drop red food coloring (more if you want)
- Let stand a few hours.
That’s it! I didn’t use red food coloring in mine, but it sure did smell like candy canes in my bath last night and I can not wait to make some more of these for some of my girlfriends and family members this year for Christmas. After looking and seeing this idea I looked on The Epsom Salt Council’s facebook page and there are tons of other ways you can use Epsom Salt and I plan on using a couple more ideas and will be sharing them with you as I try them. But until then below are a couple of other bath salt recipes I’ve found throughout the web and with the help of The Epsom Salt Council’s facebook page!
So with that here is the giveaway. The Epsom Salt Council will be giving one of you readers a sample of their Epsom Salt so you too can either make your own bath salts, décor or whatever you’d like.
GIVEAWAY (Remember to leave separate comments per entry, thanks!)
Mandatory Entry: Leave a comment letting me know what you would use the Epsom salt for or what new recipe you’d like to try with it.
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The giveaway will start today and will go on for three weeks, plenty of time! You have until December 9th 11:59pm EST. The winner will be chosen via random.org and will have 24 hours to get back to me after they are chosen.