peppermint salt...

Hello everyone!

Did you know that Peppermint oil has long been used to ease stress, boost energy, and elevate mood and mental clarity?  Sounds like what the doctor ordered for the holiday season, don't you think?

Peppermint bath salts
Equal parts Epson Salt & Sea Salt
A little Peppermint oil (careful, it's strong stuff! Don't over do it!)
A tiny bit of Orange Essential oil (this adds just a hint of sweet)
Soap coloring (if desired)

Place everything in a plastic baggie and shake. 

Now to package.... I love the look of bath salts in glass jars. There is just something elegant about it. So, I used an old "Got Flowers" jar from Prima, and filled it up. (It holds about a cup of salts).

Of course you can leave it there, but, I've been very into labels lately... 

DCWV "Traditional Holiday" stack has this beautiful circle as part of a border for one of the pages. I cut it out and glued it to the jar. It is super easy, and wonderfully beautiful. I tied a crinkle ribbon around the lid and added some holly. I think a candy cane tucked into the bow would also be fabulous!

And of course, you have to have a card. =)

I simply cut out one of the tags from the same paper stack and layered it on some altered kraft paper that I cut to make a custom shaped card. 


Supplies used:
Paper: DCWV "Traditional Holiday", tissue paper, kraft
Ink: Archival Ink, Distress Ink
Stamps: Prima "Music", 
Creative Inspirations Paint: Gold
Other: Rock candy glitter, Prima bottle, silk floral, gesso, crinkle ribbon