DIY Bath Salts
Hot baths, hot tea (or wine) and blissful silence. What more could you want at the end of the week?
Benefits for this little jar of goodness are tenfold, not only can you add in oils and blends to best suit your taste or needs. But taking the time out for self-care is so important!
If you have creative little ones, why not even get them involved. See what magical combos they create and reap the rewards at bath time.
- 2 cups Epsom salt (or blend Epsom salts and sea salt)
- 5 to 10 drops essential oils of your choice
- 2 teaspoons carrier oil (i.e. coconut, jojoba or almond)
- Dried florals, herbs and/or citrus rinds
1, Pick your flavour combination.
This is your palette and oh so much fun! And there are plenty of combinations you can try. Dried aromatic flowers and plants (don’t just use the petals) are absolute classics. But don’t be afraid to even try some items and flavours from your kitchen or herb garden like rosemary, thyme, peppermint or even bits of fruit rinds or peels. Lemon peels and orange rinds are naturally antibacterial and anti-inflammatory and have such energizing and refreshing scents.
*Hot tip – If you are using fresh flowers, herbs or spices from your garden make sure you have dried them out first. Some larger items like flower petals can even be blitzed in a food processor before adding to your salt mix for extra texture.
2, Pour your salts, essential oils and any textural elements like dried florals, rinds and spices into a bowl and toss.
3, Add in your carrier oil, this will be your moisturiser adding that extra luxurious and skin-softening results.
4, Whisk it all up and really make sure your work through any lumps that might form from the carrier oils. If you feel like the mixture is too wet, throw in some more salts to balance it back out again.
Some flavour combos to get you going:
- Charcoal and lavender
- Sweet orange and thyme
- Tea tree and rosemary
- Ginger and lemon
- Lavender, sweet orange and chamomile
*Hot tip - save a glass jar or bottle from your home cooking and recycle it to store your bath salts.
And if you can’t be bothered or don’t have the time, go out and buy some.
Make the time to switch off and recharge.