HOW TO: Make your own natural bath salts

In the second part of our four-part series, you’ll be learning how to make your own special blend of bath salts. This bath salts recipe is used in its purest, most natural form and consists of minerals and nutrients with amazing healing properties. It is quick and easy to prepare but best of all, it is also inexpensive! If you have family and friends who enjoy spending time in the tub, then these bath salts are the perfect birthday, Christmas or thank you gift.

Benefits of bath salts for the body and skin

Besides looking and smelling great, bath salts carry many health benefits for the mind, body and spirit.
• Bath salts contain beneficial minerals such as magnesium, potassium, sodium and calcium which cleanses and purifies the skin
• Helps to detoxify the skin thereby drawing out impurities and toxins
• Reduces muscle aches, fatigue and improves sleep
• Improves circulation, and speeds up wound healing
• Relaxes, calms and rejuvenates while releases tension and stress

Basic Bath salts recipe

Ingredients

• 3 cups Epsom salts
• 1 cup Baking soda
• 2 cups Sea salt or Himalayan salt
• 15 ml Essential oils (add your favourite scent or create a special blend of lavender and mint, eucalyptus and vanilla, lemon and rosemary or lavender, rose or geranium)
• Glass or metal bowl to mix the ingredients in
• A spoon or whisk
• A mason jar or airtight container to put the bath salts in

Method

Measure out the Epsom salts, baking soda and sea salt and mix them well together in a bowl. When mixing, be sure to break up any clumps that you find. Add the Essential oil of your choice. Don’t add in more than the recommended amount of Essential oil or else the salt will clump.
Mix all the ingredients thoroughly and scoop into mason jars or other decorative air-tight containers.


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