When it’s cold outside and you are running around for the elements shopping your off than nothing will be best than a relaxing bath. If you add the bath salt as well, that will be perfect. Here we are not talking about the salts that are found in stores. It’s best to use DIY bath salts. They can be the best holiday gifts as well. Well, these bath salts are very easy in making. Add scents that brings you the feeling of the season, like vanilla and eucalyptus.
The salty truth
You can easily find the Epsom salt at almost every drug store. Epsom is not actually a salt. It’s a naturally occurring pure mineral compound that has lots of beneficial properties. It helps to soothe the sore muscles, relax the body and ease the stress, reduce the pain as well as swelling from the bruises and sprains.
Here, we have simply added the baking soda in our bath salt recipe. Baking soda can be beneficial as well, It can help in healing the simple skin irritations (think of itchy and dry skin during the winter season).
Eucalyptus smells very good as well as it has many beneficial properties. This eucalyptus oil also acts as a decongestant, and anti-inflammatory, a deodorant and an antiseptic. The scent of vanilla is very relaxing and comforting, exactly what you want when you are taking a bath.
The best thing is that the vanilla essential oil comes with the jojoba oil, one of the most wonderful natural moisturizer. Keep the bath salts in a dry and safe place and use about one teaspoonful per bath.
Keep your bath salts in a glass container with a lid, and use about a spoonful per bath.
DIY vanilla and eucalyptus bath salts
- ½ cup of baking soda
- 1 cup Epsom salt
- 3 to 4 drop of eucalyptus essential oil
- 8 to 10 drops o vanilla in jojoba oil
- Green food coloring (can be used or not as you wish)
- Add the baking soda Epsom salt and essential oils in a big sealable plastic bag.
- If you are using the food coloring (good to give a hug to salt), add one to two drops in the plastic bag.
- Close the bag tightly and use your hands for massaging the ingredients so that the coloring mixes well with all the ingredients.
- After doing it all, transfer the ingredients from the plastic bag to the glass container covered with the lid.
- Use one tablespoonful per bath.