Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Easy to make Bath Salts - four to try

Bath Salts can be as complex or as simple as you like. It's as easy as throwing a handful of Epsom salt under running water or you can get creative with different salts, essential oils, dried herbs and flowers. They can make a great gift.

Some ingredients often used in bath salts:

Baking Soda - softens your skin and adds a little fizz. In hard water areas it can be useful for softening the water.

Coarse (or medium) Sea Salt - in a bath is said to promote relaxation and reduce stress

Dead Sea Salt - to relax muscles and smooth the skin

Epsom Salt - rich in magnesium it is said to help relieve stress and relax sore muscles.

Himalaya Salt - to soften the skin and detox

Simple Lavender Detox Bath Salts

With only three ingredients this is quick and easy to make. Combine one cup each of Epsom Salt and baking soda with 5-10 drops of lavender essential oil. Add 1/2 a cup to your bath. The remainder can be stored in an airtight container for up to 12 months.

Soothing Bath Salts

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 2 cup medium sea salt or 1 1/2 cups sea salt and 1/2 cup Himalaya salts
  • 5 drops rose essential oil
  • 5 drops lemon balm essential
  • 5 drops lavender essential oil

Place the salts and baking soda in a non-metallic bowl and stir to combine. Add the essential oils and stir to distribute. 

Alternatively place the salts and baking soda in a large glass jar with a tight fitting lid. Shake to combine. Add the essential oils and shake again to distribute the oils through the salt mixture

Will keep for up to 12 months in an airtight container.

To use dissolve 1/4 cup of the bath salts in running water and enjoy.

When making the bath salts pictured just above I used a mix of sea salt and Himalaya salt. I added a couple of tablespoons of dried lavender buds.

Orange Mint Bath Salts 

This is a recipe for sweet scented, skin softening and relaxing bath salts

To make this you will need:
  • 1 cup sea salt
  • 1/2 cup Epsom salt
  • 10 drops sweet orange essential oil
  • 10 drops spearmint essential oil

Combine all the ingredients in a non-metallic bowl.  Mix well to disperse the oil evenly through the salts. Store in dry conditions in an airtight.

Add 1/4 to 1/3 of a cup of bath salts to the tub under running water.

Chamomile and Calendula Bath Salts

In a non-metallic bowl or large jug combine the following ingredients:
  • 1 cup medium/coarse sea salt or Dead Sea salt
  • 1/2 cup Epsom salt
  • 1 tablespoon dried calendula petals
  • 1 tablespoon dried chamomile flowers
  • 15-20 drops essential oil - lavender and/or chamomile works well

Mix will to disperse the oils through the salt mixture. Store in an airtight container. Leave a few days before using so the oils can infuse the salts.

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  3. Can't wait to try these - pinning!

  4. I just wrote a post mentioning the benefits of epsom salt baths! This is an excellent recipe, and I ♥ the orange/spearmint combo!! #smallvictoriessundaylinkup

    1. Epsom salt is great isn't it. Sometimes I just throw a handful in the bath.

  5. Love these, they are so easy and sounds so relaxing!!! :)

  6. The orange mint combination sounds fantastic! Thanks for linking up with our Merry Monday party this week; these bath salts would make wonderful holiday gifts!

  7. I love making my own salts. Those are great combinations too.

    Thanks for sharing at on #bloggerspotlight

  8. Thanks for sharing these bath salt recipes! They all sound great!

  9. These would make wonderful Christmas gifts, thanks for sharing on the Homestead Blog Hop!

  10. This is such great information! I may have to share a link to your post over on my blog as Gift ideas and send them to your amazing site! THanks for sharing at Country Fair Blog Party, you always, always inspire me!


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