Nothing is more relaxing than a hot bath at the end of a long day. So why not make your bath more enjoyable by adding a handful of these Relaxing Bath Salts to the tub?
These Relaxing Bath Salts are made with lavender essential oil and have a wonderful soothing aroma when released into the warm bath water. Lavender is said to have soothing qualities that help people who suffer from anxiety, depression, insomnia, and other ailments.
Now you can buy bath salts from most anywhere that sells beauty supplies, but why pay more for commercially packaged bath salts when you can make these wonderfully scented Relaxing Bath Salts easily and inexpensively? These bath salts have just 4 ingredients, epsom salt, 2 types of essential oils, and coloring.
Making it is easy peasy, just combine all the ingredients in a big bowl, mix well, then store in airtight containers like mason jars, and you’re done! They make a great addition to your nightly routine and also make awesome gifts and party favors.
Before you start here are a couple of things you should know about using and working with essential oils:
Never apply essential oils directly on to your skin – always use a carrier oil like coconut, almond, avocado, or whatever you prefer – your choice will mostly be to the scent or scents you like
You can also dilute essential oils in water – this works well for mists and steams as oils mix better when the water is hot – in the case of bath salts the salts will be your carrier, oils dilute so much better when mixed into the salt
Never ingest essential oils without first consulting your doctor or health care professional
Test oils on a small patch of skin before you use it to make sure you aren’t allergic to them
Use metal or glass bowls when making things like salts, melts, soaps, etc. with essential oils. Plastics absorb the scents which you may never be able to wash off.
So if you’ve got a little time, say about 15 minutes let’s go make some Relaxing Bath Salts!
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2 Lbs. Epsom Salt
10 drops Lavender Essential Oil
4 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
Coloring – soap or food coloring whichever one you have will work
Place epsom salt in dry large metal or glass bowl
Add essential oils and mix very well
Add color you want and mix very well
Place Relaxing Bath Salts in airtight containers like mason jars and store in a dry place until ready to use.