On Friday, we made Foaming Fruity Layers with Juicy Grape Fragrance Oil. I made an interesting little mistake. I forgot that if the fragrance oil has a color to it, then the salt will be colored as well. I decided to go prowl the shelves and find a fragrance oil that would be suitable for keeping the salts white. I finally found the fragrance oil that would not color my salts. I’m going to be using Lavender Fleur Fragrance Oil.
Again, you will need Epsom Salt, Bath Salt Tubes, Purple Raspberry Color in the dropper bottle from the Jan. 12, 2009 blog post, Grape Color in the dropper bottle from the Jan. 12, 2009 blog post, a zipper bag, a funnel, and a fun fragrance oil.
Each bath salt tube will hold about 4.1 ounces of Epsom Salts. I am making 50 tubes, so I need 12.9 lbs. I also need 3 tablespoons Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate (SLS). I have separated these amounts into three even portions, 8 1/2 cups each, because we will have three distinct layers. Each amount of Epsom Salt will be scented and colored on its own.
Measure the salt. This is about 25 1/2 cups of Epsom Salt.
8 1/2 cups of salt go into our first bag. Add 1 tablespoon of SLS to the salt. Add the fragrance oil and 12 drops Grape Color and 38 drops Purple Raspberry. Zip the bag closed and knead well. Make this color dark and vibrant.
8 1/2 cups of salt go into our second bag. Add 1 tablespoon of SLS to the salt. Add about 6 drops Grape Color and 26 drops Purple Raspberry color and add the fragrance oil. Zip the bag closed and knead well. Make this salt a bright raspberry color.
8 1/2 cups of salt into our third bag. Add 1 tablespoon of SLS to the salt. Add no color to this bag. We want white salts in the middle this time. Add the fragrance oil. Zip the bag closed and knead well.
Using a spoon, put 2 rounded tablespoons of the first bag (darkest colored salts) into the Bath Salt Tube.
Now add 2 rounded tablespoons of white salts from the third bag to the tube. Finally add 2 rounded tablespoons cups from the second bag to the tube.
Cap and tie with ribbon.
I like these Foaming Bath Salts because the white layer between the color is fun!