Fresh cucumbers and mint leaves combine with Epsom salt to create this lightly scented and refreshing bath soak made from locally sourced ingredients.
The salt helps to rapidly dry the fresh ingredients, capturing and preserving the natural green color for months.
No fake colorants, food coloring or preservatives needed!
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Ingredients for Cucumber Mint Bath Soak
- a few slivers/slices of fresh (organic) cucumber peel
- about 1/2 cup of fresh mint leaves, very lightly packed
- 1 cup Epsom salt
- optional: a tiny drop of peppermint essential oil
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💕 🌿 Cucumber Mint Bath Soak – super easy & fun to make! 💕 🍃
• few slices cucumber peel
• abt 1/2 cup fresh mint
• 1 cup Epsom or sea salt
• 1 to 2 drops peppermint essential oil
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Blend ingredients together in a small food processor. Spread the mixture on wax paper & let air dry 24 hours. Crumble or re-process until evenly textured. Store in a tightly sealed jar. The salt dries & preserves the cucumber and mint; as long as it stays completely dry it will not spoil. The all-natural color usually lasts at least 3 to 4 months, or longer, when stored out of sunlight & heat. 😊
Posted by The Nerdy Farm Wife on Friday, July 14, 2017
Directions to Make Cucumber Mint Bath Soak
Pour the Epsom salt in the bowl of a mini food processor (like THIS ONE).
Add the cucumber peel and fresh mint leaves. Blend until the green color is evenly distributed throughout the salt.
Spread the now-green salt out on wax paper to dry completely, for around one to two days.
The salt will help preserve the bright green color of the soak for several months, as long as it’s stored out of direct sunlight, which may speed fading.
Once totally dry, crumble up the salt, stir in the essential oil (if using) and store in an air-tight glass jar until ready to use.
Be very light-handed with peppermint essential oil since just a drop or two will do. Too much can irritate sensitive skin as you bathe.
Tips & Directions for Use
I used a bit less than roughly 1/4 cup cucumber peel, but feel free to use more or less as you wish. (Nothing here has to be precise.)
If you were too heavy-handed on the green plants, try blending in a little extra Epsom salt to balance things out.
If the salt is too lightly colored, try blending in more mint leaves or cucumber peel.
Try not to overblend, or you might end up with a too powdery texture.
Make small batches so you can control the color and texture easier.
Pour the dried soak into a cotton muslin bag (like THIS ONE) or tie up into a clean sock.
Drop the bag/sock in the warm water as the tub fills. Enjoy!
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