One of the best things to do after a beautiful, sunny and active summer day is to return home to a much cooler temperature, and hopefully after the kid is in bed take a bath and fully relax. Bath salts are good for relaxation, muscle relief and depending on what essential oils you use, bath salts can add other great benefits for the body and the mind.
Using bath salts after the busy fun days of summer will enable the much needed calm and relaxation . Homemade bath salts can also be used for uplifting and giving that extra energy to write another blog post, read a great book or finish that DIY project that its been on the shelf for months!
One of my favorite essential oil for uplifting is Peppermint. I even experienced putting it in my coffee for a additional boost in the morning. It did not work all that well for me, I still love my coffee regular and strong, almost like a tall espresso.
I absolutely love the Lavender essential oil, it helps in balancing, relaxing and calming the body and focusing the mind. I have been exploring with various oils since I became an independent distributor and have not been disappointed.
For this recipe I am sharing with you here, I have used both Lavender and Peppermint. I used the totals a below except split into two bowls. If you want to make a larger batch do not split or just double based on the ratios.
These homemade bath salts are very simple to make and can also make a great gift or party favors.
Here are the ingredients and instructions:
- 3 cups of Epsom salts
- 1 cup of sea salt or Himalayan sea salt – for this batch I used the Himalayan sea salt, it has great properties and full of minerals and electrolytes
- 10-15 drops of your favorite essential oil – in this batch I used Peppermint and Lavender. Since I split the mixture into two I used 10 drops for each
- gel food coloring (totally optional) – the Himalayan sea salt is pink and already gives a great color and visual to the bath salts
- combine the salts together in a bowl
- add the essential oils and coloring to the salts, I used only a few drops of the food coloring mixed with a small amount of water
- mix well with a whisk or spoon
- allow to dry for 20-30 minutes
Put the salts in the container of your choice and include some pretty labels. The labels are also totally optional but make these simple containers prettier.