Bath salt recipe - a simple way to relieve muscle ache and soothe the skin

A homemade bath salt recipe that you can prepare at home is a wonderful addition to the overall skin care. Mostly known for relieving muscle ache, they also balance the pH of the skin and generally soothe and nourish it.

How to make bath salt recipe?

Adding essential oils not only introduces beautiful fragrance, it also adds healing effects to your bath.

Be careful when adding essential oils. If you put too much, the salt will dissolve easily. Make sure you follow the recipes.

Keep the prepared salt in a closed jar. Keep the jar in a dark, dry place.

To speed up the drying, spread the mix on a clean paper towel and allow it to dry sufficiently before pouring it into a container you have previously prepared.

If you prefer to see how the salts are made, check out How to make bath salts - a two part, step-by-step video by our expert, Nili Nathan on how to make bath salts. Very easy!


bath salt recipe

Basic bath salt

Ingredients

3 cups of Epsom salt (sea salt is good too)
9 drops of essential oil of your choice
Glass jar with a lid
Paper towels

Preparation

In a mixing bowl, stir salt with essential oil. Add the essential oils gradually, one drop at a time
Spread the mix on a paper towel to dry overnight and then keep in a closed jar.

Use one or two tablespoons of mixture at a time. Epsom bath salt

Ingredients

3 cups of Epsom salt
1 tablespoon of powdered milk
4 drops of an essential oil of your choice
2 drops of food coloring
1 teaspoon of any light oil
1 teaspoon of Vitamin E oil (optional)
Glass jar wih a lid
Paper towel

Preparation

Mix salt and powdered milk in a bowl
Add the light oil
Add essential oil one drop at a time
Add the food coloring and Vitamin E oil
Spread the mix on a clean paper towel and leave overnight. The next day, store it in a glass jar.

Fizzy bath salt

Ingredients

3 tablespoons of sea salt
1 tablespoon of citric acid
3 tablespoons of baking soda
8 drops of essential oil of your choice
Glass jar
Paper towels

Preparation

In a mixing bowl, stir salt with baking soda
Add the citric acid
Add the essential oils gradually, one drop at a time
Spread the mix on a paper towel to dry overnight and then keep in a closed jar.

Rainbow Fruity Bath Salts

Ingredients

3 quarts of Epsom salts or course sea salts
3 envelopes unflavored unsweetened Kool-Aid powder (one each of three different colors)
3-4 drops of scented Essential Oils which compliment the flavors of Kool-Aid you have chosen (Orange oil with orange Kool-Aid, Lavender Oil with Grape Kool-Aid, Peppermint Oil with strawberry Kool-Aid, etc)

Preparation

Mix one envelope of Kool-aid to 1 quart salts in three separate bowls.
Add 3-4 drops of essential oils to each of the three bowls, in a scent which coordinates with the color.
Alternate colored layers in a glass or plastic container.
To use, add 1/2 to 1 cup salts per bath.

Note! No, the Kool-Aid will NOT stain your skin or tub, as it will be in fairly small concentrations, but, your white towels are another matter! Careful!

This recipe is courtesy of www.spaindex.com/HomeSpa/RainbowSalts.htm

Epsom salt bath recipe

Ingredients

2 tablespoons of Epsom salt
1 tablespoon od Sea salt
8 drops of essential oils of your choice
3 tablespoons of baking soda
A 4 oz jar.

Preparation

Combine all the ingredients in a jar. Shake gently so the mass combines.

Use the mix generously in a tub and enjoy :)

It is my personal preference to combine lavender and vanilla essential oils, but with these easy recipes, combinations are truly endless. You could go with orange and lemon essential oils if you need an energy boost, lavender to calm you down etc.

To get an idea what different oils do check out a list of most commonly used essential oils.

If you are more into plain bath with ingredients such as herbs etc. added, then check out bath ingredients - detoxifiers, moisturizers and skin soothers.

In order to prepare any bath salt recipe, feel free to refer to the list of most commonly used essential oils.


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