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Coffee Bath Salts

Yields6 ServingsPrep Time15 minsCook Time25 minsTotal Time40 mins

Don't worry, these aren't the kind of 'bath salts' that turn people into flesh-eating zombies... Instead, this unconventional coffee recipe makes a great do-it-yourself gift idea. But don't eat them!

How to make Coffee Bath Salts

 ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil
  cup ground CafĂ© Campesino coffee
 6 tbsp ground cinnamon
 1 star anise (optional)
 3 lbs Epsom salts
 1 cup baking soda (optional)
 1 reusable coffee filter, or several paper filters, in a coffeemaker basket
 2 pt measuring cup
 Large flat saucepan
 Large mixing bowl

Warm the olive oil in the measuring cup in a saucepan of simmering water.


Mix in the coffee first, then the cinnamon, stirring to blend as the mixture heats. Continue to infuse for 20 minutes on the stove, stirring from time to time.


Pour the coffee-cinnamon-oil mixture through the coffee filter into the large mixing bowl, one-third at a time.


Discard the grounds and keep the oil. Let it cool to room temperature.


Mix the infused oil with the Epsom salts and baking soda. To use, add 2-3 cups to a warm bath and soak for at least 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1/2 lb

Servings 6