These bath salts are a lovely touch to add to any bath or foot bath to allow your body to absorb the much needed nutrients we are often lacking. You can make these asbeautiful gifts for friends and family, which they are sure to love.
What you need:
1/4 cup Himalayan salt
1/4 cup Epsom salt
1/4 cups Dead Sea salt
1/4 cup Bi Carb Soda
2 teaspoons Apricot Kernel Oil
10 drops Essential Oil
2 Tbs Dried Botanicals
250ml Glass Jar - you can find them here
What to do:
Add all dry ingredients to large bowl, combine well
Mix essential oils with Apricot Oil in a small bowl
Add oil mix to dry ingredients, stir through to mix well
Add dried botanicals and mix well
Allow to dry out for 12-24 hours
Spoon into 250ml glass container and store in a cool dry location.
This is a great blend to make in bulk. Simply multiply the quantities to suit the container/s you want to store the salts in.
How to use:
Add 1/4 cup of salt blend to bath.
You can add the bath salts directly to the bathtub. However, you’ll want to scoop up all the botanicals and discard them before emptying bath. You don’t want to risk the flowers clogging your drain.
You can put mix in muslin bag and allow them to sit in bath water to contain botanicals
Benefits of Ingredients:
Himalayan salt Using a process called dermal absorption, our skin soaks up the minerals and trace elements from the bath water, including calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper, manganese, phosphorus, selenium, sodium, zinc and iron. Regular bathing in Himalayan salt can help detox the body, reduce inflammation, lessen muscle aches & pain, temporarily increase blood circulation, and improve sleep.
Epsom salt is 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, and helps improve the absorption of nutrients.
Dead Sea salt 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 of Dead 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, and sulfur is known as a powerful detoxifying agent, as it works closely with the liver to rid the body of toxins.
Bi Carb Soda – or sodium bicarbonate, provides a naturally alkaline substance with a reputation for helping to remove toxins. Additionally, baking soda helps soften skin and leaves skin feeling silky soft.
Dried Botanicals Not only are the dried botanicals beautiful to look at, they also provide numerous benefits for the mind, body, and spirit.