So as you’ve already read (a few times by now), my nightly ritual is a bath in Epsom salts, usually with scented epsom salts and bubble bath. Depending on my mood I might do unscented Epsom salts (as I like the scents of my bubble bath and epsom salts to match). The problem with scented Epsom salts is that they are at least twice as expensive as unscented. So, I wondered, couldn’t I make my own? Well yes, I can! And it’s really freakin easy!
All you have to do is….. wait for it….
Add your favorite fragrance of essential oils to Epsom salts. You can do a mix of Epsom salts and Sea Salts if you prefer. I’m going to do a 2/3 Epsom to 1/3 Sea Salts mix. If you like you can also add 1-2 Tsp of baking soda for softer skin. Of course you can add other things like shaved orange peel or lavender petal shavings. I just went to Hobby Lobby and looked at what scents and items they had available for making soaps and picked up a couple of my favorite scents.
So again the ingredients:
4 cups of bath salts (epsom or Epsom & sea salts)
16-20 drops of essential oil fragrance
1-2 tsp baking soda
Mix together in large bowl (or do what I did and just put the ingredients in a large air safe container and shake & mix (I had a couple of air-safe 1lb canisters. I filled one about 3/4 full, shook it up then transferred the contents to the other container. Doing this added air to the mixture making it take up more space in the second container (thus the need to not fill the first one completely full).
I’ve done two different recipes now…. Lavender Orange using dried lavender and orange peel. This not only smells good but looks really pretty. I didn’t add any essential oils to this recipe, just the dried ingrediants.
The second recipe was Eucalyptus Spearmint using the recipe listed above with Eucalyptus oil and Spearmint oil. I used about 10 drops of each type of oil.