What kind of salt do I use?
Sea Salt, Epsom salt, Dead Sea Salt, Kosher salt or a combination of salts. Salts can come in several grain sizes and combining them can make a visually appealing mix. Keep in mind larger salts take longer to dissolve and can be painful on sensitive tushies.
What else can I add?
Some people use 1/4 cup baking soda per 1 cup salt to add a bit of fizz to their bath. Others add carrier oils such as Jojoba oil or fractionated coconut oil for added moisturization. To be super fancy you can add small bits of dried herbs or flowers for accents (lavender, rose petals, rosemary). Also, these salts make great gifts and adding 1-2 drops of food or soap coloring adds a wonderfully flair! Note: Be VERY careful about adding coloring to your bath salts as using too much food coloring may stain the skin or your tub. Find soap colorants on amazon HERE
How many drops of essential oil do I add?
Again, this is mostly personal taste. 5-10 drops of essential oil per cup of salt is a good place to start. Use approximately 1/2 cup of salt per bath.
How do I mix them?
Add your salts into a stainless steel bowl and add your coloring, baking soda, oil or flower bits first. Mix well. Then add your essential oils. Let oils dry for a couple hours before putting in an air tight glass jar.
How do I use them?
Use 1/4 to 1/2 cup of bath salt mix in a regular sized tub. Pour salt in a warm bath and wait for the salt to dissolve. Did you know you can also use bath salts in the shower? Just grab a handful and add a little bit of shower gel and gently massage on your skin to exfoliate dead skin cells.
Ready to get started?
In addition to using single oils by themselves, here are a few other ideas below:
Try these other combinations once you expand your collection:
Relax: Melaleuca (Tea Tree) and Lavender
Bad Day Buster: Eucalyptus and Citrus Fresh
Confidence: Citrus Fresh and Idaho Blue Spruce
Uplifting: Bergamot and Pine
Happy Happy Joy Joy: Frankincense and Geranium
Romance: Ylang Ylang and Jasmine
Energizer: Eucalyptus, wintergreen
Soothing: Jasmine and rose
Invigorating: Any combo of citrus oils!!
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