This article is all about making your own bath salts. This is the recipe that I follow because I love using this when I take a hot bath. It is easy and simple to make. Most of these ingredients you will have in your cupboards.
The five ingredients are Epsom salt, sea salt, baking soda, olive oil, and peppermint essential oil. This paragraph will be all about the benefits of each ingredient. By using Epsom salt, it will ease your stress and help relax your body. It also helps to reduce inflammation and draws out the toxins that are in your body. It detoxifies your whole body and helps to distress. When bathing in Epsom salt, reverse osmosis occurs to help cleanse your body. It also reduces anxiety, irritability, improves sleep patterns, and relieves constipation. If you are pregnant, have cuts or burns on your skin, or are severely dehydrated, do not take an Epsom salt bath.
Sea salt helps treat, detoxify, and cleanse our body. It helps open your pores while pumping up the skin a little to give you a healthy glow. It helps relieve the pain of arthritis, helps treat psoriasis, relaxes and calms nerves, makes you sleep better, and relieves muscle cramps and pain. By taking a bath, it increases blood circulation, improves acne, eczema, and dermatitis. It is known for its anti-aging, anti-wrinkles, deep cleaning, and whitening effect.
Baking soda is used because it also helps to detoxify and alkalize our body and soften our skin. It can help detox your body if you drink alcohol, caffeine, smoke or take medication. If you eat a diet that consists of sugar, red meat, cheese or any refined food that has a high acid consumption, then baking soda bath can help neutralize it. It can soothe irritated skin and relieve itching and burning sensations. But if you are pregnant, have heart problems, or have high blood pressure, consult your doctor before taking a baking soda bath.
Peppermint essential oil is good for calming our bodies and soothing our sore muscles. It can also relieve itchiness, headaches, improve circulation, and reduce congestion. It is helpful for digestion, and by soaking in a bath it can ease minor stomach ailments like gas or a nervous stomach. It can also relieve stress, depression, and fatigue.
The olive oil is full of anti-aging antioxidants, and it softens your body, also.
- 1 cup of Epsom salt
- 1/2 cup of sea salt
- 1 TBSP of baking soda
- 1 TBSP of olive or almond oil
- 5 drops of peppermint essential oils
- 2 drops of food coloring (optional )
In a bowl, mix the Epsom salt, sea salt and baking soda.
Ad the olive oil, peppermint essential oil, and the food coloring if you choose to. Mix with a fork until the mixture is mixed well. Pour into a tightly sealed jar and cover.
You can use any kind of essential oils that you want. I have made some with peppermint and lavender essential oils. The one I use now has lavender essential oil. The benefits of using lavender essential oil is that it has antioxidant, antimicrobial, sedative, calming, and antidepressant properties. The oil can reduce stress, anxiety, alleviate headaches, relieve pain, improve brain function, and improve sleep. It also protects against diabetes symptoms, helps to heal burns, wounds and restores skin complexion and reduces acne. With all these benefits, it's a good idea to use this in a bath.
Even though it is non-toxic, it can still irritate your skin, so use a small amount and stop using it if it does cause irritation. If you are pregnant or have a heart condition, consult with your doctor before using this in bath salts.