May 06, 2019 2 min read
An easy and oh-so-lovely gift idea is homemade bath salts. With healing and detoxifying Epsom Salts and mineral-rich Himalayan salts plus stunning oils, it makes for a gorgeous gift that will leave the bather enveloped in a soft cloud of roses. Going into winter, the occasional bath is a real treat but if you are water-conscious these salts can be used as a foot soak instead.
The recipe below is easily customisable and you can simply double it for a larger batch. You should never have to purchase bath salts again - making your own is too easy!
Roughly ½ c Epsom Salts
4 T baking soda
Small handful of Himalayan coarse salt - adds a beautiful pink flare
10-15 drops essential oil of choice - I love rose oil but try any of your favourites.
Dried rose petals for a special touch
Fill the jar just over halfway up with Epsom salts. Then fill it the rest of the way with baking soda, a small handful of Himalayan salt and some dried rose petals. Stir through so the mixture is evenly dispersed. Then add in about 10-15 drops of rose oil or other essential oil and 2 tablespoons of jojoba or argan oil. Stir well so the mixture is like that of slightly damp sand. Put the lid on and store in a dry place. To use in the bath or in a foot soak, scoop out a few small handfuls of bath salts and enjoy a relaxing soak.
Try a variation: Coffee lover: substitute the argan or jojoba oil for hazelnut oil and the rose oil for coffee bean oil, for a divine coffee hazelnut experience. Or just substitute the rose oil for any other essential oil of choice; try clary cage, chamomile, lavender, geranium, jasmine or mandarin.
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