Homemade Bath Salts
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Homemade Bath Salts ~ easy to make
Homemade bath salts are incredibly easy to make! Of course, you can buy pre-made bath salts in the store. However, I find that the bath salts sold in stores can have a few ingredients that I wish to stay away from. In addition, homemade is so much more impressive to give as a gift. Customization is key here. When you make bath salts at home, you are in charge. You can decide how much scent to add, color, extra ingredients, and more. Salt baths are so important to take, especially during winter. Our bodies become so easily depleted of necessary minerals. Bath salts not only add healthy minerals back into our bodies, they also help to detox.
Unique and impressive gifts
Need a last minute gift? Think homemade bath salts. Seriously, people are always fascinated when someone takes the time to make something for them. These are great for teachers, Moms, friends, coaches, brides, expecting Mommas and even yourself. You can throw a pretty jar of homemade bath salts into a gift basket, alongside a gift card or as a stand-alone gift. I love giving bath salts to people. It is an extra special something that they probably wouldn’t splurge on for themselves. Everyone can benefit from adding a little salt to their bathtime routine. A healthy dose of magnesium is one of the exceptional properties of salt. Among too many to mention are: eases joint and muscle pain, helps the body heal skin conditions, headache relief, and improved overall mood. Sounds like a
Mix it up
Making bath salts can be as creative or straightforward as you would like it to be. They can be customized for each recipient (including yourself). In the Winter: peppermint, Summer: lemon/citrus, Fall: anything spicy or earthy, Spring: add pretty dried flowers or tea. In the homemade bath salts that are pictured, I added some chamomile tea flowers. I like how they add a layer to the salts and brighten it up a little bit. Chamomile is also great for eczema and other skin conditions. In the past, I have added, bentonite clay (extra detox), dried rose petals, dried lavender, and green tea.
Don’t forget to look for plain Epsom salt.Which I might add, is becoming increasingly difficult to come by. Shockingly, I have been able to find plain Epsom salt at certain dollar/ discount stores. Health food stores and grocery stores are usually pretty reliable as well. You can also use Himalayan pink salt. It might be pricier, but very beneficial to your body as well. If all else fails, there is always Amazon~ Plain Epsom salts
|Prep Time:||10 min|
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* 1/2 cup baking soda
* 1/4 cup sea salt (completely optional)
* 2 teaspoons of vitamin E oil, jojoba oil, almond oil, any oil that suits your fancy
* 5-10 drops essential oil of choice (completely optional as well)
2. Mix oil and essential oils in another bowl ( if using), then add mixture to dry salt mixture.
3. Blend with a fork, masher or large wooden spoon until all clumps disappear and the mixture is uniform.
4. Pour two cups of bath salts into a warm or hot bath and soak for 20-30 minutes