For some people, there is nothing more relaxing than a warm soak in the bathtub to release tension, relax and revitalize yourself. For added effectiveness bath salts can not only add to your relaxation but their mineral effect can be good for our skin. If you love to pamper yourself you don’t have to spend lots of money on bath salts and instead, you can easily whip some up yourself and turn your bath time into a spa vacation. To make your own bath salts for your next soak simply follow the recipe below.
- 2 cups Epsom salts
- 2 cups sea salt or dead sea salt (not table salt)
- 1 TB nourishing oil such as olive oil, jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, grapeseed oil. These will help moisturize your skin.
- 5-20 drops essential oil of choice, either rosemary, lavender, frankincense, orange or eucalyptus. These oils provide a lovely scent that will leave you smelling great. Just make sure that the oil you choose is not a natural irritant like clove, peppermint or cinnamon oil.
- Dried lavender or rose petals (optional)
- A bowl for mixing
- Large spoon or popsicle stick
- Storage jar that is watertight.
- In the bowl mix the salts, making sure they are well combined. If you chose to add the lavender or rose petals mix those in too. Carefully pour the mixture into the storage jar.
- In the now-empty bowl combine the nourishing and the essential oil
- Pour the oil blend on top of the salt mixture and carefully stir together to blend. You can also pop the lid on and give it a shake for some extra blending. Seal the jar and store in a dark, dry place like the bathroom cabinet or in a wardrobe until you are ready to use them.
These bath salts are perfect for a relaxing soak after a long day and storing them in a wardrobe next to sheets or towels adds a lovely aroma to your fabrics. They also make great Christmas gifts, simply buy some decorative jars and place the salts in those to give away as gifts.