How to make natural bath salts at home

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By Jane

How to make natural bath salts at home

Bath time is always a good opportunity to relax, and its even better if you use bath salts, as  in addition to being fragrant they also promote the elimination of toxins.

You can make natural bath salts at home with readily available ingredients that are all natural. For the recipe of smelling salts you need:

  • 4 cups of coarse sea salt
  • 6 drops of food coloring
  •  1 tablespoon of glycerin liquid or solid (which can be found in pharmacies or herbal stores)
  • 3-4 drops of essential oil to your liking and depending on the type of bath you want (relaxing, energizing  etc.)
  • 1 plastic bag that closes with a zip

PREPARATION: In a bowl, pour the salt and add the food colouring, mix well and add the glycerin in liquid form (if it is solid then dissolve it in hot water). The glycerin will soften and moisturize the skin.

Transfer the salts into a glass container and leave them open to dry for a day, stirring occasionally. Once you are ready, add the drops of essential oil, mix and store the salts in a plastic bag with a zipper. Close the bag for a few days so that the essence can be established and last a long time.

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How to make natural bath salts at home
Lavender is another great ingredient for DIY bath salts.

And here’s yet another recipe for bath salts with natural herbs. The ingredients are:

  •  4 cups of coarse sea salt
  • 3 handfuls of violet or rose petals or other flower or scented herbs
  • 1 tablespoon of glycerin solid (which can be found in pharmacies or herbal stores)
  • 1 bottle or glass bottle which can be closed with a cork

In a bowl, pour in the salt and then the glycerin, mix well. Now pour a layer of salt up about 1 finger into your glass bottle, sprinkle over the rose petals (or violets, or any other favorite flower). A variant is also made with aromatic herbs such as lavender or rosemary.

Put another layer of salt and on top another layer of  flowers or herbs, and so on until you fill the jar. Close and place the jar in the sun during the day and in the evening flip it over twice to mix the ingredients together. After about 15 days it is ready to use.

The salts can also be used as potpourri: in this case, put them in an open container so that their aroma expands into the environment. As you can see, it is very easy to make natural bath salts at home and you will likely enjoy them immensely.

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