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Subject: Making Bath Salts
Date Posted: 10/16/2007 4:56 PM ET
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My daughters love to bath with bath salts. I want to make some to give them and friends for Christmas. I'm starting with Epsom salts and I have some wonderful sents. What I can't figure out at the moment is how to color the salts. It seems to me if I use a liquid color it will start to melt the salts and I won't get a uniform color in the batch. Any ideas???? I've seen liquid dyes and gel dyes. Anyone know of any other kinds that would work???
Date Posted: 10/17/2007 2:40 PM ET
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Most of the recipes I have seen just used food coloring.

Date Posted: 11/10/2007 5:35 PM ET
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Here's what I use:

A mix of epson and rock salts (Like ice cream salt - it puts some big 'crystals in with the mix and we like that"

Baking soda (to soften the water)

essential oils

food coloring.  Just put a few drops in and stir it around - the salts will pick it up no problem

We often dye our big ice cream salt a different color than the small crystals to make it really pretty.

Last Edited on: 11/10/07 5:36 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 11/10/2007 10:33 PM ET
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Thanks so much for the info. Never thought of Baking Soda but will add that in. I'll be making the salts this week. Wish me luck.