When I first chose to make my own bath salts at my house, it appeared like it would be a simple enough adventure. There are numerous recipes on the internet. Most are relatively simple. I google-searched bath salt recipes and jotted down my important ingredients. Joyfully, I set out to buy all the ingredients I would require and lugged them back home, eager to begin.
Try as I might; however, my bath salts didn’t feel or look quite like the accounts said they should. Many of the instructions I discovered online were easy but had to be used right away. I wanted to be able to store my creations and maybe give some for gifts later on. I wanted to be colorful, creative, and fragrant! And so my journey began! I googled more recipes, researched materials, and read articles—experiment after the experiment had me to the brink of pulling my hair out by its roots.
While there was a lot of info available, there wasn’t much information about the don’ts of making bath salts. If you’re looking for a product you can instantly use excellent, use the online recipes, and have a blast. However, if you want something a little more serious, even better! Take the time to research. Better yet, read ahead.
DIY – Bath Salts – Your Own Day Spa At Home
- In a bowl, mix to combine: 9 parts coarse sea salt; 6 parts Epsom salts to reduce inflammation and soothe tired muscles; and 2 part baking soda to alleviate skin irritation and soften waters.
- Add a couple of drops of essential oils and mix well.
- Add six drops of food coloring and mix until you reach the desired shade. If you want to present the bath salts as gifts, store them in a labeled and stoppered container to keep out moisture.
Easy, right? This is a simple, tried, and tested recipe I can personally vouch for, as I have been using it for two years now.
However, there are a few tips you must know before starting out this DIY activity.
- Don’t use essential oils or fragrance oils that aren’t designed for use on the skin—research essential or fragrance oils thoroughly before adding them to your salts.
- Storing bath salts in zip lock bags or plastic is acceptable for the short term. However, plastic is porous and will draw a lot of the scent from the salts. Glass is best for storage, but again, it must be used appropriately.
Trial and error is your greatest friend. Don’t lose hope if you mess up the first time.
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