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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)
Equipment:
 1 reusable coffee filter, or several paper filters, in a coffeemaker basket
 2 pt measuring cup
 Large flat saucepan
 Large mixing bowl
1

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

2

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.

3

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

4

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

5

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