I love finding homemade remedies for supporting my body. Not only does it save money, but I also have full knowledge of the ingredients I am using. This is becoming even more important to me as I try to weed out the stuff that my body certainly does not need!
Today I wanted to share with you a quick recipe for making your own bath salts. Since discovering the benefits of essential oils, I am finding more and more ways to incorporate oils into my daily life and routine so that I can fully reap better health and emotional well-being.
I wanted to mix up my own recipe for bath salts – so I decided to experiment one afternoon. I knew we had an old box of Rock Salt in the garage that we had purchased to make homemade ice cream, which didn’t happen – so after some research I found I could easily substitute the Rock Salt for any Sea Salt in a recipe. So being the frugalista that I am, I did just that! I had all the other ingredients available, so I was set. Here is the recipe I used:
Relaxing Bath Salts
- 2 cups Epsom Salt
- 1 cup sea salt
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- 10-15 drops essential oil
Combine the salts and baking soda into a metal or glass bowl. Do not use plastic; it will absorb the scent from the essential oils.
Once the salts and baking soda are mixed well, simply drop in 10-15 drops of your favorite essential oil that is safe for skin contact.
Fill an air tight container with the bath salts, label, and you are good to go!
In this particular recipe, I used Young Living Lavender essential oil with a few drops of Harmony (which I love for bringing a calming sense) and Motivation (which is kinda like getting a natural ‘kick in the rear’!) You can easily experiment with different blends of bath salts for morning and evening using the many different essential oils. I currently have one I am trying that uses Rosemary as the base oil.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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