How To Make Aromatherapy Bath Salts Using Essential Oils (EASY!)
How to Make Aromatic Blend Bath Salts
Aromatic blend bath salts are bath salts improved by the addition of fragrance oil. The fragrance oil can have simply a lovely scent or it can also have uplifting or relaxing properties, depending on the oil used. An aromatic bath salts blend still can help you relax, leaving all the stress behind. It will also leave your skinandthe bathroom smelling wonderful.
Blend 1: Basic aromatic bath salts
This method allows you to add whatever essential oils you like the most.
Mix the baking soda and sea salt together.
Add the essential oil drops.Mix to blend.
- For a relaxing bath, use lavender essential oil or lavender with orange essential oil (8 drops lavender and drops sweet orange essential oil).
- For a bath to relieve aching joints, use 4 drops eucalyptus oil, 6 drops lavender essential oil and 4 drops rosemary essential oil.
- For a sensual blend, add 5 drops jasmine absolute essential oil, 3 drops rose absolute essential oil and 5 drops ylang ylang essential oil.
If using coloring, add this as well, and mix to blend.
Transfer to a tightly sealed container.If air gets to the blend, it will diminish its scent and dampen it. Label to remind you of the contents.
Use.For each bath, add around 1/4 cup per full bath.
Blend 2: White musk and jasmine bath salts
This method uses fragrance oil rather than essential oils. Test a little on your skin before bathing in it, just in case you have a reaction.
Add the white musk and jasmine fragrance oil to the dendritic salt.Use a large bowl to mix the salts in.
Blend well until the oil is absorbed by the dendritic salt.
Add the Epsom salts to the bowl.Stir well.
Add liquid dye color all at once.Blend well.
Transfer to an airtight container.Your bath salts are done and ready for packaging. Label; if giving as a gift, add a bow or ribbon feature as well.
Blend 3: Lavender bath salts
Lavender is a relaxing scent, that can help to calm your nerves and worries.
Add the Epsom salts to the mixing bowl.Add the essential oil. Mix to distribute across the salts.
Add the lavender buds and baking soda into the Epsom salts.Stir to combine.
Add the sea salt to the mixture.Stir to combine.
Tip into the glass container.Seal. Add a label. If giving as a gift, add a bow and a note.
Blend 4: Lavender and rosehip bath salts
Rosehip oil is soothing on the skin, while lavender is relaxing.
Add the Epsom salts and sea salt to the mixing bowl.
Add the rosehip oil and lavender essential oil.Sprinkle across the salts, then mix through.
Add the dried lavender buds.Mix through.
Transfer to the storage container.Add the lid, a label and any gift adornment.
Use.Throw a handful of this into the bath while the water is running to fill it.
Blend 5: Peppermint bath salts
Peppermint has uplifting qualities that can help to cheer you up.
Add the Epsom salts and sea salt to the mixing bowl.Stir to combine.
Add the food coloring.Add gradually and stop when you like the color. Mix well using a fork, making sure to cover all of the salts.
Add the peppermint essential oil.Mix through with the fork.
Transfer to an airtight container.Add a label and if giving as a gift, add a decoration as well.
Use.Add a handful to a bath when the water is filling.
- Bath salts can be kept in a resealable bag if you don't have an airtight jar or container, or if you'd prefer not to have glass near the bath.
- To keep the colors looking vibrant, store your salts out of the sun or bright light.
- You can spray your own perfume into the basic bath salts method in place of essential oil. This can be a nice way to enjoy it as a bath scent.
- Epsom salts can be replaced with other salt.
- Use a stainless steel bowl or glass mixing bowl to blend the ingredients.
- Bath salts tend to keep for about 1 year.
- Epsom salts contain minerals that ease aches and fatigue in muscles.
- Read up on the precautions associated with any particular essential oil before using it. Not all oils are safe for each person, especially if you are unwell, have a particular medical condition or you're pregnant.
Video: DIY Bath Salts - Martha Stewart
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