Yup!  Cold and Flu Season is definitely upon us.  We’ve been battling winter colds at my house since December!  We’ve all had our flu shots but they don’t exactly protect you from cold viruses, so we suffer with stuffy noses, scratchy throats, and in some cases fevers and chills.  That’s why I’ve made jars of these Soothing Bath Salts; they’re a great alternative or even addition to the Vaporizing Shower Melts I make.

Like the shower melts  these Soothing Bath Salts help clear your sinuses.  They are great way to relieve stuffy noses caused by colds and allergies.  Just toss a hand full or two of these Soothing Bath Salts into your hot bath, sit back, relax, and breathe in the soothing aroma of mints and eucalyptus.  Trust me your stuffy nose will clear up pretty quickly.

Soothing Bath Salts are so easy and inexpensive to make; the most expensive ingredients would be the essential oils, but a small vial of these oils go a very long way!  If you don’t already have essential oils you may want to consider investing in a small bottle of  basic oils such as lavender, peppermint, eucalyptus, and lemongrass.  By the way treat oils as you would medication and keep them out of reach of children and pets; some oils are harmful to them; so do your homework before you use any oil.  Also never apply essential oils directly on to your skin; always use a carrier such as coconut, jojoba, or avocado oils, or dilute them in water.

I like to color my salts so that they coordinate with the shower melts and bath bombs I make.  I use gel based food coloring but you can use soap coloring or any kind of food coloring you have.  Or you can just leave them white.

Once you make these Soothing Bath Salts store them in airtight containers until ready to use.  They last for a pretty long time, but I wouldn’t keep them longer than 6 months to be sure the scents haven’t faded.  I like to store my salts in mason jars.

These bath salts also make great hostess gifts, holiday gifts, and party favors!

Another tip use metal or glass bowls when mixing your bath salts.  Plastic bowls and utencils will hold smells which may not wash out.

So having said all that here’s how to make these Soothing Bath Salts!

Supplies:

2 Lbs.  Epsom Salts

8 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil

8 drops Peppermint Essential Oil

4 drops Spearmint Essential Oil

4 drops Lavender Essential Oil

Food or soap coloring

Procedure:

Place Epsom Salts in a large metal or glass bowl.

Add essential oils and mix very well.

Add food color

Place in airtight containers and enjoy!