Having a bath salts is therapeutic
Having a bath is therapeutic and you don’t even have to leave your house. It’s inexpensive, too. Just by adding a half a cup of bath salts, you’ll get the healing benefits of magnesium -such as exfoliating skin and relieving muscle pain.
You can make your own bath salts and choose the fragrances you love surrounding yourself with. Read our article to find out how to make bath salts.
Even if you’re inexperienced in the field of DIY cosmetics, you can try making bath salts. Doing this kind of project is a great fun because of the variety and the personal touch you can get by playing around with two things: scent and color.
If you’re aromatherapy crazy, you could go ahead and choose your scents depending on their functions. For example, chamomile and lavender help reduce anxiety, so they are ideal for your evening bath.
On the other hand, rose is known to increase libido. But you could just opt for what smells good to you. When it comes to choosing colors, you can just use one color for the whole batch. You can also divide the salt in half and create two layers of colors.
Be creative and have fun with it. Here are our tips on how to make bath salts.
Here is a quick lavender-orange-scented bath salt recipe. You will need the following ingredients and materials (you probably have some of them in your kitchen or bathroom cupboard):
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- 2 cups Epsom salt
- 1/2 cup sea salt
- 15 drops combined orange and lavender essential oil
- food or soap coloring (optional)
- cute jars
Mixing salt and baking soda
The first step in pretty simple. Mix the soda and salt together in a bowl, and you’re ready for the next step.
Add colour and fragrance
If you chose traditional food coloring, you’ll need about 5 drops. Soap coloring,on the other hand, will be less intense, so you’ll need around 15 drops. You can purchase soap coloring at craft stores.
Pat down the clumps with a spoon and make sure that the color is mixed throughout the salt. Add more coloring if you want your bath salt to look more vibrant.
The next step is adding the fragrance. Add a few drops of esstenial oils of your own choice. Lavender and orange are used in this recipe as this combination appears to be soothing and refreshing.
If you want to mix scents, it’s a good idea to smell both bottles at the same time to check if they go together and create a nice fragrance. If you’re expecting a child, check the labels for information about the use of essential oils for pregnant women or babies under 3 months.
Bottle it and enjoy
If your homemade bath salt is going to be a gift, you can buy special bottles for it. You can also use any cute jars to keep your salt in. You can find both options at craft, hardware, and dollar stores.
Additionally, you can add a few dried flowers to the mix for that special effect. These are available at craft and health food stores.
Finally, take a moment to enjoy your creation and its soothing effects! And any time you make a new batch of bath salt, try something new and experiment with colors and scents. Soon you’ll become an expert.