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Topic: Bath Salts (step-by-step pics) and a Question  (Read 2484 times)
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« on: December 22, 2006 12:15:06 AM »

I'm pretty broke this holiday season with lots of friends who I would like to show I was thinking about, so I pulled a recipe out of the archives and made bath salts!

Since the idea was to be thrifty, I used things I had around the house to scent them: coffee and green tea.

I started by infusing my olive oil (another item I had handy) with coffee grounds.

Then I strained it and let it cool.

Combine! Coffee version:

Green Tea:

My question is "Can I layer dry milk with the salts when I package it?"

Milk baths are very luxurious and go well with the coffee and tea motif.  I'm only concerned about it going bad if I don't keep it perfectly dry or refriderated.

Any ideas?
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« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2006 10:03:56 AM »

Uh, the milk may get a little funky if your salts are at all moist.  It may not turn rancid (I'm not sure about that) but at least it'll probably turn the color of the salts and ruin the milk and coffee effect.  Maybe you could find a recipe for a milk/cream hand salve or something like that to package along side the salts?
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2006 12:07:12 PM »

maybe package separately? then you could add milk to the coffee/tea. just thought it might be cute. i love your project!! nice and cheap.

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« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2006 05:40:32 PM »

I too went crafty for Christmas, and made bath salts for gifts. I used a smaller amount of oils in mine and the milk powder was not effected at all, it infused rather nicely. I think you would have to listen to Lobster Magnet if it isn't too late. Or place them in the oven on a low heat to get the moisture mostly out of them....... as I said my mixture had oil in it and had no adverse effects on the milk powder with the smaller amount of moisture. I love the green tea and coffee idea!!! I used essential oils and they worked out great.
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