Good Sunday afternoon! On my quest to bring new blog material every week, I decided to try to keep the content fresh. It is pretty hard trying to come up with content that you will like. I decided that I would throw in some easy to make at home bath recipes. You may have most of the ingredients around your house. If not, don't fret, they can easily be found at your local grocery or health food store.
Today, we will make a simple bath salt recipe. For this recipe, you will need the following ingredients:
*carrier oil such as olive, coconut, grapeseed, or any other vegetable oil you have available
*essential oil or body safe fragrance oil
8 oz Epsom Salt
8 oz Sea Salt
1/2 tablespoon carrier oil
1/4 teaspoon essential or fragrance oil (if using essential oils such as peppermint, wintergreen, or other sensitizing essential oils, reduce the amount by half)
In a clean bowl, pour in measured out salts. It is important that you weigh the salts and not just use a 1 cup measuring cup as the fragrance load is calculated by weight. In a small glass container, combine the carrier oil and essential or fragrance oil and mix well. Add oil to salt and mix thoroughly with a wire whisk until completely combined. Place salts into an airtight container. If using essential oils, glass containers work best as essential oils can react with plastics and affect the stability of the plastic.
Place 1/4 to 1/2 cup of salt into hot bath water. Soak for at least 20 minutes for full benefits.
While some recipes include the addition of food coloring, I do not. Food coloring is not safe for cosmetic uses and a bath salt is considered a cosmetic. Also, food coloring can stain not only the skin, but your bath tub.
You can add dried herbs like lavender buds, peppermint leaf, or chamomile for an enhanced experience.