Aromatherapy Bath SaltsFriday, July 29, 2016
I was making a fresh batch of bath salts for a craft show I'm joining this weekend... and figured, why not share a basic recipe on how to make it?
Bath salts are great for a couple of reasons: Sea Salt helps retain moisture in the skin and makes it feel soft. Epsom salt helps relax your muscles. And the feeling of just soaking in warm water? Ah, heaven!
First, you'll want to add equal amounts of Salt in a bowl. Sea Salt & Epsom Salt are pretty basic. If you want your bath salts to look extra pretty, add some Himalayan Salt or Black Lava Salt.
A cup total is pretty good - that should give you about 3 soaks in the tub worth of salts.
Next, you'll want to add an Essential Oil. Do some research on what specific aromatherapy benefits essential oils have. I chose Lavender because of its calming properties. Keep in mind that you only need 10-15 drops of oil for this recipe we're making today. Your body can only handle & absorb so much that a little goes a long way.
If you want to add herbs, go for it. Just don't go overboard because you still have to clean that off your tub when you're done! A good ratio would be 1 tablespoon herbs to a cup of salt.
Store in an airtight container and if you notice clumping, just give your container a hard shake or two to loosen your salts.
You'll need about 3 tablespoonfuls or 1/3 cup of salts to add to your bath.
No tub? No problem... you can still use these as a relaxing foot soak! ;)