Monday, February 6, 2012

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Snowball Bath Salts Gift Idea

How are you??? What have you been up to? This is pretty pathetic but I just FINALLY exchanged Christmas presents with one of my very best friends and it is February. Geesh! I have been meaning to post this gift idea but wanted to wait until I gave it to her so I didn't spoil the small surprise!

I found this in a Martha Stewart magazine and thought it was just adorable. Of course Martha's pictures were way better than mine. I gave this one a try for Christmas gifts and this is a keeper and worth sharing in my book!

All you need is:
  • a jar of some sort to contain the snow balls, preferably clear.
  • I used one from Ikea.
  • Epsom salts - 2 cups
  • 2 tablespoons of water
  • blue food coloring
  • peppermint essential oil to your liking
  • plastic ball mold - I picked up clear plastic ornaments from Hobby Lobby that come apart

Mix up ingredients in a bowl. Use your judgement!

Use as much as you like.
Clear, plastic ball ornaments I got at Hobby Lobby.

I purchased the Epsom Salts at Wal-Mart.

Pack the balls tight with the mix!
You may be tempted to open them before 24 hours. Fight the power and WAIT! haha! Be patient and wait as long as you can before opening them. Simply unscrew the balls with a gentle twist to retrieve your Epsom salt snow balls. Let them dry on a paper towel for a couple of days so they become completely solid.

Snowball bath salts are a great gift for the cold weather!