Quick and easy tutorial on homemade bath salts right here! These are relaxing to your body and mind after a long day at work, and to help you wind down before bedtime.
Bath salts make a great gift for someone on a budget. Or, you could just use them yourself! Dim the lights, put on some soft music, light some candles and pour in your bath salts. Your stress will drain away and you will sleep like a baby – I guarantee it!
First, grab your desired container (mason jars work best) and fill it with epsom salt but leave about an inch from the top. Pour the sea salt in the remaining inch.
Next, pour the contents of your mason jar into a bowl, and mix thoroughly. Add about a tablespoon and a half of almond oil, mix well (the consistency should be a little clumpy).
Add in your lavender buds, if using.
Add in the essential oil; start with 10 drops and see what you think about the smell; add more if necessary. I used 25 drops of calming oils, such as ylang ylang, roman chamomile, sandalwood, and 10 extra drops of lavender oil.
Pour the mixture back into your desired jars. Dress up with cute ribbon and a tag if giving as a gift.
Sleepy-Time Bath Salts
Organic almond oil, shea oil OR jojoba oil
10-15 drops of lavender essential oil (see note in red below)
Lavender flower buds, optional
Grab your desired container (mason jars) and fill it with epsom salt but leave about an inch from the top). Pour the sea salt in the remaining inch. Pour the contents of your mason jar into a bowl, and mix thoroughly.
Add about a Tablespoon and a half of shea/jojoba/almond/calendula oil, mix well (the consistency should be a little clumpy).
Add in the essential oil; start with 10 drops and see what you think about the smell; add more if necessary.
Add in your lavender buds, if using. Pour mixture back into your desired jars. Use 1/4 cup of your bath salt in a bathtub of warm or hot water. Relax and enjoy!
FYI – Not all essential oils are created equal. Most oils are adulterated, contain fillers and contaminants and come from Lord-knows-where. The oils I use give full disclosure of their countries of origin, and they are third-party tested for absolute purity. They are 100% pure, therapeutic-grade, and extremely potent. If you would like to use this brand, please comment below and I’d be happy to point you in the right direction.
**[PLEASE NOTE: According to the compliance rules of the FDA, I am unable to disclose my favorite oil company’s name in the body of this blog, but you can comment below with your email address, and I’ll send you the link, along with some great educational materials on essential oils.]
Until next time – bathe for relaxation and wellness!