Flavored Cooking Salts

Figuring out what to give for things like Secret Santas or work gift exchanges is tricky. You need something that is usually gender neutral and something that everyone will like. Everyone eats food and everyone cooks - so something to do with cooking is always a safe, and often, prized option. This also makes a great stocking stuffer as well. One of my favorite Christmas Gifts was a pack of flavored Balsamic Vinegar and Olive Oils - and it was something I used as well.  Gifts that people can use as well as enjoy are always appreciated.

This set of cooking salts and flavored sugars is a very easy and affordable gift that you can make for special people on your list. This can also be a very green project as well - you can recycle whatever containers you have lying around! For this project I used some small jam jars that I had already cleaned out, but any container that can be sealed will work really well.


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The Recipe


Fine Sea Salt -  2 Tablespoons per recipe

White Sugar - 2 Table spoons per recipe

Essential Oils

Lemon Pepper Cooking Salt

3 drops -Lemon Essential Oil

1 drop - Black Pepper Essential Oil

Margarita Cooking Salt

2 drops - Lemon Essential Oil

2 drops - Lime Essential Oil

Thai Cooking Salt

2 drops - Ginger Essential Oil

2 drops - Lemongrass Essential Oil

Italian Cooking Salt

1 drop - Rosemary Essential Oil

1 drop - Basil Essential Oil

1 drop - Oregano Essential Oil

1 drop - Thyme Essential Oil

Cinnamon Chai Sugar

3 drops - Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil

1 drop - Cardamon Essential Oil

Lavender Earl Grey Sugar

3 drops - Lavender Essential Oil

1 drop -Bergamot Essential Oil


  1. Blend your essential oil blends in a 5/8 dram vial.
  2. Measure out your Salt/Sugar and mix your essential oil blend into the Salt/Sugar- be sure to stir in between each drop to ensure the essential oils are infused evenly.
  3. Pour Salt/Sugar mixture into your final packaging and seal and label.


If you don't already have packaging for this recipe - these jars work great!

If you need labels -click here.


Heather Kew, RMT

Heather Kew is a Massage Therapist and Medical Aesthetician with more than 15 years experience. When not in her practice with her patients, Heather teaches other health professionals how to advance their practices with advanced techniques.

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