Everybody needs from time to time a long relaxing bath. We use bath foam, milk, powder milk, roses or…bath salts. This article will save you some money that you might have spend on some unknown bath salts. Here you have 4 home made recipes for relaxing and wonderful smelling bath salts.
Balancing bath salts
Sea Salt–3 tbsp
Baking Soda–3 tbsp
Essential Oils–8 drops
Choose 3 or 4 oils from these essential oils: Bergamot, Frankincense, Geranium, Lavender, Palmarosa, Rose, and Rosewood.
Add sea salt, baking soda and oils to jar. Gently shake to mix, mix well. Add to tub of running water.
Basil and lime bath salts
5 cups of Sea salt (or Epsom salt, or a combination of both)
1 Tsp. of Baking powder
2 Tsp. of almond oil
5 drops Lime scented oil
4 drops basil oil
1 drop green coloring
1 drop yellow coloring
All you have to do is mix the salt and the baking powder in a bowl. In a another smaller bowl mix together all liquids and add to salts, stirring well. You should let them sit so they can soak up the scent and the coloring all of the way through. After they have sat for about two hours take them and place them in jars with cork stoppers.
Aspen dreams bath salts
This scent is very woody, and is suited for soothing your muscles and relaxing in the tub. It is very masculine in scent. Enjoy this after a long day at work, it makes you feel comfortable and content. Women love it as well as men do.
2 cups of Epsom salts (or a mixture Epsom/sea)
2 tablespoons of baking soda
5 drops of rosewood
2 drops cedar wood
2 drops Chamomile
a nice jar with a tight fitting lid
Mix the salts and baking soda in a bowl very well.
Mix oils in a small cup. Take them and pour them evenly over the salt.
Mix the two very well.
Let sit for over an hour before placing in a jar and sealing.
If you are going to color these use yellow and red to make a light brown.
Candy cane bath salts
3 cups of Epsom salts
3 Teaspoons of Sweet almond oil
9 drops of Peppermint essential oil
1 drop of red food coloring ( more if you like)
1 drop of green food coloring
Several jars with turn lids or cork seals red, green and white Christmas ribbon several gift tags shaped like candy canes OR several candy canes (small ones).
To make the salts separate each of the three cups of salts into three bowls. Separate each teaspoon of almond oil into three bowls.
Into one bowl of almond oil add the drop of red food coloring, into the second add the green. Into each of the three bowls of oil add three drops of peppermint oil. Mix each bowl well. After mixing pour each of the bowls of oils and coloring into one of the bowls of salt. This will leave you with a bowl of green a bowl of red and a bowl of white scented salts. Let sit for a few hours covered.
To create the candy cane effect layer layers of each color, a layer of red, a layer of green, a layer of white, over and over until you fill the jar.