Making your own bath salts really isn’t as hard as you think it would be. The main ingredient is “Epson Salt” in most homemade bath salt recipes, and really isn’t that hard to find.
Epson Salt can be found in bulk at Mountain Rose Herbs, and really isn’t as expensive as you think it would be. Last we checked, a pound was only $3.50! Plus you’ll find other items for natural bath products on this website as well, including different types of salts, essential oils, and other important ingredients.
The recipe listed below for how to make bath salts uses 2 tbsp of Epson Salt, which means you should get about 16 different batches out of one pound of salt. Sea salt is less hard to find, and can be seen at just about any store with the regular salt. However, if you are concerned about the quality, do be sure to check out Mountain Rose Herbs (link above) for their selection of sea salt as well.
Balancing Epson Salt Bath
Epson Salt–2 tbsp
Sea Salt–1 tbsp
Baking Soda–3 tbsp
Essential Oils–16 drops
Choose 3 or 4 oils from these essential oils: Bergamot, Frankincense, Geranium, Lavender, Palmarosa, Rose, and Rosewood.
Add sea salt, baking soda, epson salts and oils to jar. Gently shake to mix, mix well.
*Note: Since you are using several different types of essential oils, it’s not necessary to purchase larger sizes of any of the oils listed. 1/2oz bottles go a very long way, especially when you are only using a few drops of each. Although do keep in mind if you make other types of bath and body products, having at least an ounce or more on hand of several different essential oils is not a bad idea.
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