Transform your bath from an everyday experience to a spa-like retreat, allowing you to relax and help with any aches and pains.
Homemade Bath Salts are really easy to make. My youngest (Miss 12) made and photographed these for me to share with you. They would also make a lovely gift to give to grandma, friends, teachers at the end of the school year or simply for yourself. A hot bath with bath salts are a lovely way to end a long and tiring day.
You will need:
EPSOM SALTS – these can be found in the beauty aisle at the grocery store. Epsom salt is not actually salt, but a naturally occurring pure mineral compound of magnesium and sulphate. Long known as a natural remedy for a number of ailments, Epsom salt has numerous health benefits, as well as many beauty and household uses.
ESSENTIAL OIL – add essential oils to make for a lovely scented atmosphere in the bathroom, as well as help to invigorate your senses and focus your mind. Read more about which oils I use.
COLOURING (optional) – we don’t colour our bath salts as my preference is to keep it as natural as possible. However, you can a drop of food colouring if you prefer. Purple with lavender oil, orange or yellow with citrus oil, green with eucalyptus, etc. If you do choose to use food colouring, use it sparingly so you don’t colour your bathtub. And just in case you’re concerned, a few drops of colour will not dye your body!
AIRTIGHT CONTAINER – store the salts in an airtight container. You can find a great variety here.
LABEL – if you like, add a handwritten label to your jar. Citrus Bath Salt: Contains epsom salt and pure essential oils of citrus bliss and grapefruit. Add 1/4 cup of bath salts to warm bathwater; wait until dissolved, and enjoy!