Homemade bath salts are easy to make, and can be used over and over again in your bath recipes. You can easily whip up a batch that will last you very several baths, and always be ready for you to just add a few scoops as you pour the water. Creating your own bath recipes does not have to be a chore, or take up a lot of your precious time!
To get started making your own homemade bath salts, you will first need to get some salt. If you plan to make a fair bit, consider buying in bulk, as it is cheaper and you’ll then have lots on hand for your bath recipes.
Sea salt, Epsom salt and Dead Sea salt are a good place to start, as all are excellent for your baths. If you are not sure which one you want to start with, do some research online and find out the various benefits of each to decide which one to purchase. You might want to purchase a bit of each to add some variety to your bath recipes.
Homemade bath salts recipes can be as simple or as complicated as you want to make them. Some of my favorite bath recipes are just some essential oil mixed into some Epsom salt. Lavender and Eucalyptus essential oil are a couple of my favorites to use, and there is a large variety of other essential oils you can get to mix different scents and create your own custom bath recipes.
You might also want to research some of the different essential oils and find out what their health benefits are. You can then customize your homemade bath salts so that they provide the benefits you particularly want.
Your homemade bath recipes can include other ingredients, such as fresh or dried herbs, oatmeal, base oils (almond oil, olive oil, coconut oil, etc), fresh fruit, milk, and other ingredients right from your home kitchen. Homemade bath salts can be as unique and custom as you want to make them!
When mixing your homemade bath recipes, mix the dry ingredients all together first - salt, oatmeal, baking soda - then add the essential oils and mix very well to combine with the dry ingredients. If you are adding some kind of base oil, mix that in well with the dry ingredients as well. Then mix in your dried herbs.
If using whole or crushed herbs, you may want to use a bath bag or tea ball to keep the herbs out of the bath water. Just put a few scoops of your homemade bath salts into the bath bag, then hang it over the faucet so that it sits in the running water as you fill the bath. Once your bath is ready, let the bath bag float in the bath with you.
Add a nice cup of herbal tea to sip as you soak in your bath, and you’ll truly enjoy a luscious, rejuvenating bath, with your own homemade bath salts!
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