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Friday, April 3, 2015

Fair Friday- Holiday Bath Salts

Holiday Bath Salts
Today's recipe comes from the Bramble Berry web site.You can order everything you need on their site.
This recipe was originally done with a mint fragrance for Christmas. I changed it up and made this project for some Easter baskets.  To use you just sprinkle half a cup in a warm bath. The jar can also be left open in a room to add a nice scent.

2 cups Extra Small Pink Sea Salt
1 cup 
Epsom Salt
1/3 cup
 Baking Soda
1/3 cup Citric Acid
¼ teaspoon orange oil
¼ teaspoon coconut fragrance
8 oz. 
Glass Bail Jar

ONE: In a large bowl, add 2 cups of extra small pink sea salt. Add coconut fragrance oil and stir to thoroughly incorporate.

TWO: In a separate bowl, add 1 cup Epsom salt, 1/3 cup citric acid and 1/3 cup baking soda. Stir to combine, and use your hands to break up any clumps.
THREE: Add 1 orange oil and stir to thoroughly incorporate.
FOUR: Place a small amount of the white mixture into the glass bail jar. Using a squeeze bottle, press the mixture down to create a flat surface. If you don’t have a squeeze bottle, you can also use a small can or your fingers.
FIVE: Place an equal amount of the pink sea salt on top of the Epsom salt mixture, and use the squeeze bottle to flatten.
SIX: Repeat this process, alternating between the pink and white salts until the jar is completely full. Once you are ready to use, scoop out several tablespoons of bath salts into hot bath water and enjoy!

Bramble Berry also had this Caution:  Please Note: We’ve read of incidents of recipes containing salt and baking soda exploding and shattering the glass containers they were packed in. We aren’t sure of the cause and have only been able to find anecdotal evidence. However, we thought we should pass along a warning. To play it safe, it may be best to pack this recipe in a plastic bag.


Chris Wodke
Founder & Manager Team CMT

Chris is a triathlete and long distance runner. She is a three time participant of the Boston Marathon.  In 2012 she finished 2nd at Boston in the Mobility Impaired Division. She was on the course in 2013 when the bombs exploded.

She has appeared three times at the Paratriathlon National Triathlon Sprint Championship. She was the 2012 and 2014 National Champion Paratriathlon Open Division Champion.

In 2014 she was the PC Open Champion at the Duathlon National Championship. She has qualified to represent Team USA at the Aquathlon ITU World Championship in Chicago in 2015.  

 In 2014 she represented  the U.S. as a paratriathlete at the Pan-American Triathlon Championship in Dallas, Texas.

She travels around the country raising awareness of CMT.

She is the author of the book, “Running for My Life” that details her experience as a CMT affected athlete.

You may visit her author page at:

Team CMT is a group of athletes and supporters working to raise awareness and to find a cure for CMT. We have 160 members in 32 states. We also have members in Australia, Scotland, Canada, Vietnam, Turkey, Finland and Iran. If you wish to join us visit our web site; or

CMT or Charcot-Marie-Tooth is the most commonly inherited peripheral neuropathy. It affects over 155,000 Americans (as many as MS).  It is a disease of the nerves that control the muscles. It is slowly progressive, causing loss of normal function and or sensation in the lower legs/feet and arms/hands.

Symptoms include; muscle wasting in the lower legs and feet leading to foot drop, poor balance and gait problems Atrophy in the hands causes difficulty with manual dexterity.

Structural foot deformities such as high arches and hammer toes are common.

Poor tolerance for cool or cold temperatures and many people have chronically cold hands and feet.

Additional symptoms may include fatigue, sleep apnea, breathing difficulties and hearing loss.

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