Tuesday, May 1, 2012

How To Make Your Own Bath Salts

Making your own bath salts are fun & easy.
You can make it yourself  to give as gifts to friends and family.
Wonderful Mother's Day gift!

Bath salts have many healing principles
 Physicians have been known to advise patients to bathe in the sea, or routinely take salt baths at home in order to alleviate skin conditions, improve circulation, or as a general restorative.  Many natural salts contain healthful minerals such as calcium, magnesium, or potassium.  Salt baths are also credited for their cleansing and detoxifying properties. 

Needed Ingredients
Epsom Salt
Sea Salt
Baking Soda
Container to store bath salts
Optional: food coloring & fragrance oils/dried herbs

In a large bowl mix 2 cups of Epsom salt with 1 cup of sea salt, add 1 tablespoon of baking soda & mix well.
If you are coloring your salts...add just a very tiny drop of food coloring & continue to mix well. DO NOT ADD TOO MUCH, food coloring has moisture & will clump your salt if to much is added.
If you are adding fragrance oil add just a drop or two now & mix well.
If you are adding dried herbs place about 2 tablespoons now & mix until well incorporated.
Place salt into a well sealed container, you want to avoid exposure to humidity.

Add about 2 tablespoons to your bath.

You can chose many ways to package your bath salts here are a few ideas.

                                                                From: Decorators Nest

     Choose antique jars or mason styled jars, either in clear or color.
From: URU Decor

Or you can find beautiful decorative bottles like these that I also found on Etsy

From: Abbey James

From: My Best Friend Soap

Or you can put the bath salts into  plastic bags & place it inside pretty packaging like this. 

                                                           From: Handmade With Love13

You can put together a beautiful gift basket for your mother or gift giving occasions. Include items such as these:

Crocheted 100 percent cotton washcloths from: Hawthorn Street

                                         Little wooden scoops from ClarkeWoodWorks 

You can also add a pair of cozy slipper, lotions, handmade soaps, bath brush & loofah to create a beautiful gift basket.

Or another idea would be to tie an antique spoon to the side of the jar or bottle with pretty ribbon & a hang tag with direction.

                                                                 From: OakPawnandJewelry

From: BlossomandTwig

Bath salt is also excellent for a pedicure.
Soak your feet in a warm salt bath, scrub using the crochet washcloth and than dry completely. Rub pure virgin olive oil onto you feet massaging it in for about 5 minutes.You will have the softest, smoothest feet in town & your feet will thank you!