Making Your Own Bath Salt

Are you looking for the best way to make your own bath salts? Bath salts have many benefits that you may not be aware of but will be grateful for once you know them.

They can be used to treat several ailments, including helping you relax sore muscles. In this article, we take a look at how you can make your bath salts and also why you need to be thinking about using them more often. 

platter with bath salt and stones

What are the benefits of using bath salts?

Bath salts have a ton of benefits for your body. They have been known to help relieve your muscles of pain and stiffness. Aching joints and circulation problems can also be helped by soaking in bath salts. 

They have also been known to help soothe headaches, anxiety and stress, various skin conditions, and also help treat dry and itchy skin. To use bath salts, simply add them to your warm bathwater. They quickly dissolve and will give you a whole new definition of soaking in the tub, that involves total relaxation. 

How do I make bath salts at home?

Epsom salt is a common homemade bath salt. It can easily be found at your local pharmacy. All you will need to do is to drop 2 cups of Epsom salt in a bath of warm water. This will help your body absorb magnesium which can help you relax better.

If you would like to make scented bath salts, you will need 2 cups of Epsom salt, 2 teaspoons of a scented oil like coconut oil, 5 to 10 drops of essential oil of your choice, you can also add food coloring so that the bath salts are a certain color. 

You can also add sea salt which has properties to make the water silky in texture. Mix all these ingredients until they are smooth and have no lumps in them. You can now put these in a jar, and enjoy your baths, reaping the benefits of bathing in the bath salts. 

Another recipe you could try involves mixing 1 cup Epsom salt, 1/2 cup coarse grain salt, 1/4 cup baking soda, 1/4 cup dried lavender or rose petals, and 5-10 drops of your favorite essential oil. Then store them in a jar and use them when you are ready to relax. 

You can also mix 6 parts coarse sea salt with 3 parts Epsom salts, and 1 part baking soda. Then add a few drops of essential oils and a few drops of food coloring. Then you can store them in a jar that does not let moisture in. 

One last thing

Making bath salts may differ but they mostly involve using Epsom salt. It has healing properties that your body will be grateful for. It soothes muscles and can help you relax better after a long day.

Bathing isn’t just about getting clean, it is a great way to unwind, and bath salts help a great deal in this. The great thing about making your bath salts is that you can tailor the scent and color! Happy bathing!

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