Who doesn't like pampering their skin with aromatic homemade bath salts and scrubs after a tiring day at work. What can be more relaxing than soaking yourself in a hot bath with your favorite scent. Not only for the fragrance, but adding Epsom salt in your bath gives a soothing effect and promotes healing of skin tissues as well.
Aromatic bath salts available in the market are loaded with additives to increase productivity with minimal cost. This project is comparatively less expensive. Follow these steps for best results.
Most of the ingredients can easily be found in your kitchen. Epsom salt or sea salt (promotes healing and blood circulation), glycerin (an excellent moisturizer), baking soda (a good skin scrub for treating rashes), and essential oils (moisturizing and healing purposes). Each of the individual constituents are helpful to the skin in one way or the other.
Making the Bath Salt
Take supplies in appropriate amounts - 1 cup Epsom salt, 1 cup sea salt (after removing impurities), 1 - 2 teaspoons baking soda, 1 - 2 teaspoons glycerin, and 10 -12 drops of essential oils (lavender oil or eucalyptus oil). If you want to impart color to the bath salts, use a small amount of food coloring paste or skin-safe liquid colorant. Line a baking sheet with wax paper for drying the salts. Once you keep all these ready in an accessible place (preferably on a clean kitchen table), you can start with the preparation steps.
Lay a plastic sheet over the kitchen table to collect any fallen substances. In a large metal bowl, measure and add Epsom salt and sea salt. Using a medicine dropper, add essential oils drop by drop into the salt mixture. Stir in liquid colorant or food coloring. Mix the salts and the rest of the ingredients with your hands. Blend it for about 10 minutes or until the salts are evenly coated with essential oils and coloring agents.
After thorough mixing, spread the resulting handmade bath salts on a baking sheet lined with wax paper. In order to ensure quick drying, make the layer as thin as possible. Now, let the moisture evaporate for approximately 6 hours before you put the salts in the containers. This drying procedure will help prevent clumping of the salts inside the jars. The bath salts are now ready to use. Make sure the lids are laid on tightly and the bottle is well-secured. Avoid using a loose lid, as it will cause clumping of the salts and premature fading of the aroma. Stick label printouts mentioning the particular scent of the salts on each jar.
You may substitute the essential oils and use herbs to create personalized bath salt versions. You can either use them for decoration or as a personalized gift item for your family and friends.