My friend Maribeth had a couple links of fb, one of which lead me to this great, inexpensive gift idea! (Thanks Maribeth!) The Frugal Family Fun Blog gives a great step by step illustrated instruction of what I am now posting on.
I used green food coloring and eucalyptus oil in some for variety.
Mix 10 drops of food coloring with 3 drops of oil, add to 2 cups of epsom salts and stir.
Abram and Chloe were my big helpers on this project. Abram really enjoyed filling up the jars and fastening the lids. Chloe mostly hindered :-)
Here we used red food coloring and lavendar oil. The red turned out sort of a pinkish orange. It is kinda weird but will still make a great gift!
The third one from the left was suppose to be purple but I thought it turned out kind of grey looking. I think the problem was that I didn't mix the 6 drops red and 4 drops blue together before I added the essential oil. Or now that I think about it maybe I got the recipe mixed up and put in 6 drops blue and 4 drops red. Whatever, I still liked the final outcome.