One of my favourite gifts to make and give, because it is so simple and also amazingly beneficial for the receiver – is bath salts.
This recipe can be made in a matter of minutes and is a beautiful combination to promote relaxation. With the added Bi Carb and Sea Salts you are creating a beautiful and powerful gifts.
Let’s look at some of the reasons why we add certain ingredients into bath salts.
Did you know that Epsom salt is not actually a salt? It’s actually a naturally occurring pure mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate.
Studies have shown that magnesium and sulfate are both readily absorbed through the skin, making Epsom salt baths an easy and ideal way to enjoy the amazing health benefits
Benefits of Epsom Salt:
eases stress and relaxes the body
helps draw toxins out of the body
helps reduce inflammation
helps improve the absorption of nutrients
Dead Sea Salts contain 21 minerals including magnesium, calcium, sulfur, bromide, iodine, sodium, zinc and potassium. These essential minerals naturally occur in our bodies but must be replenished, as they are lost throughout the day. These minerals are known to treat, detoxify, and cleanse our bodies.
Benefits Sea Salt:
Potassium helps to balance skin moisture
Bromides helps reduce muscle pain and stiffness
Sodium helps improves the circulation of lymphatic fluid
Magnesium helps support a great night’s sleep
Iodine is important for the correct functioning of the thyroid gland and is aids in the body’s metabolic exchanges
Sulfur is known as a powerful detoxifying agent, as it works closely with the liver to rid the body of toxins
Baking soda, or sodium bicarbonate, provides a naturally alkaline substance with a reputation for helping to remove toxins. Yep, this is the same stuff you use in baking and to freshen your refrigerator.
Benefits of Baking Soda:
Helps to detoxify and alkalize your body
Helps to soften the skin
Leaves skin feeling silky soft
Below is a recipe you can use to make your own bath salts. Make them for a gift or use them for yourself – you are worth it! You can use whichever oils you want in the mix – a rough guide is 6 drops of oil per cup of salts.
¾ Cup Epsom Salts
2 and ½ Tablespoons Sea Salt
2 and ½ Tablespoons Bi Carb
1 teaspoon Dried Lavender
2 Drops Lavender (eases feelings of tension and soothes occasional skin irritations)
2 Drops Clary Sage (help with rejuvenation and calming the skin and promotes a restful night’s sleep)
2 Drops Frankincense (promotes feelings of relaxation and reduces the appearance of skin imperfections)
Combine all dried ingredients.
Add essential oils. Mix well.
You can add a touch of FCO when the salts are added to the bath for extra dispersion for the oils and to give a nice moisturising effect to the skin. Just make sure you don’t slip when you get out of the bath!
Let me know what you create!