Natural Bath Salts – February 2018
- Epsom salts
- Rock salt (you can use kosher salt, sea salt, or rock table salt)
- Food coloring**
- Pure essential oils (provides scent, optional)
- Liquid soap (optional)
- GLASS jars with tight fitting lids
- Silica gel packets (recycle from other items that came with one) (optional)
- Mixing bowls
- Large spoon, measuring cups, funnel (optional)
- Wash & completely dry glass jars. Set aside.
- Make 1 batch of basic recipe salts.
- Mix 1 cup Epsom salts & 1 cup rock salt. Stir well.
- Add fragrance, coloring, and/or liquid soap.* Stir well.
- Add silica gel packet on top of salts and place lid on somewhat tightly.
- Add about ½ cup of bath salts to the tub under running water.
- Colored salts- Add 5 drops of food coloring and stir well. Then add more drops 1 at a time till you get the color desired.
- A few drops go a long way.
- Scented salts- add a FEW drops of pure essential oils. Take note of the fragrance and what that fragrance supports, such as relaxation, energy, etc. 2 or more scents can be mixed together.
- Pure essential oils are concentrated so don’t over add.
- Foaming salts-Any bath salt recipe can be made to foam in the tub by adding liquid soap to the salts. After adding coloring and/or scents, add ¼ cup liquid soap for every 2 cups of salt mixture. Stir well and spread out on a clean cookie sheet and allow to air-dry completely. Once dry, store in glass jar with tight fitting lid.
*I found the pure essential oils required for the bath salts at CVS in North East. Do not confuse the flavored oils for $1.19 with the pure essential oils that normally run anywhere from $8 to $10 per bottle. You must use the pure essential oils.
**per the website, the food coloring will not stain your skin or the tub. However, if you spill the food coloring it will stain whatever it touches!