When you think relaxing the first thing that comes to most of our minds is bath.
Bath salts are an amazing addition to any bath, they provide a calming and rejuvenating experience.
There are some amazing benefits that come with using bath salts
- Detox the body of nasties
- Relieve muscle tension
- Speed up the healing process when sick
- Relieve headaches
- Help improve circulation
- Get some you time!
If you’re like me then sometimes you struggle to justify going out and buying such a luxurious self-care product.
This is where I step in! I am here to help you make your own bath salts.
A low cost and highly gorgeous essential oil bath salt recipe which only requires 3 ingredients that you will likely already have on hand.
Can I use magnesium flakes instead?
Absolutely you can. However there is a difference, which I learned just today from the wonderful My Essential Alchemy.
Epsom salts are excellent for detoxing, however they are better for a shorter bath (roughly 20 minutes). Otherwise the toxins you’ve worked so hard to get rid of have a tendency to seep back in.
Magnesium flakes are better for longer baths, as this doesn’t occur.
The more you know!
You will need
- 2 Cups of Epsom Salts
- 1/2 Cup of baking soda
- 20-30 drops of your favourite essential oils
- I used Lavender and Wild Orange (you can get them here)
How to make it
1. Mix the salts and baking soda in a bowl
2. Add the desired essential oils and mix in slowly
3. Store salts in an air-tight container and use when needed!
I like to use roughly 3 tablespoons per bath, but you can use however much you feel comfortable with!
And bam! You have your very own bath salts.
The best part about this is that you can try any number of combinations.
I like to use Lavender by itself or Bergamot + Grapefruit!
Find what works for you and what best suits your needs, but most importantly have fun with it!
If you try out this recipe then I would love to see your end result!
Share it on Instagram and tag us @mindful.galaxy.instaor add #mindfulgalaxy so we can share in your amazing work
If you don’t have your essential oils you can head over to my store and use code DIYDAY to get 10% off Lavender, Bergamot, Grapefruit, Wild Orange, Lemon and Whisper!