Are you feeling exhausted after a day’s work? What better way to relax and heal the tension in your muscles than to soak in a hot bath of fragrant bath salts? Putting fragrance in the bath salts gives it a more relaxing and rejuvenating effect and is good for aromatherapy. Moreover, these fragrant bath salts can be easily made at home. So what are you waiting for? Grab all those ingredients needed and follow these quick steps for a homemade fragrant bath salt.
- Prepare the ingredients. For fragrant bath salts, you will need Epsom salts, baking soda, rock or sea salt, essential oils for fragrance, and a bottle container. The baking soda acts a skin softener and water conditioner. You can also have some dendritic salts for this will help in holding the fragrance of the bath soap. This will also ensure that the mixture flows easier and has less clumps.
- Mix the base salt. Before making fragrant bath salts, you have to mix the base salt. In a large bowl, put all the bath salts (four parts Epsom salt to two parts baking soda to one part rock salt or sea salt). Make sure to follow these proportions to ensure that the base salt is neither too coarse nor too fine and can be easily dissolved. Mix them thoroughly using a wooden stick. This forms the base salt.
- Add essential oils. Add drops of essential oils to the mixture until you get the aroma you want. Some essential oils do not just act as fragrant agents but they also contain therapeutic abilities. You can consult an aromatherapy book or check online about the medical applications of certain essential oils. For instance, lavender essential oil does not only give you a pleasing aroma and color but it is also good for relaxation of the nerves and for relieving anxiety. You can also try Rosemary oils for fragrance. Eucalyptus and peppermint, on the other hand, are best for body aches and pains.
- Add some coloring. After mixing the bath salts and essential oils, put some coloring to the mixture to make them pleasing to the eye. You can make different colors of base salts and create an alternating pattern of fragrant bath salts when you put them in a glass container to make it more appealing. You can add some designs in your jar container. Materials such as ribbons, lace and colored papers are enough to make the jar look sleek but stylish.
Fragrant bath salts are easy to make. You can buy the ingredients in the nearest supermarket or through the Internet. Moreover, this will not take much of your time. You can even use them immediately after you are done with the mixture. Make sure to prepare a considerable amount of bath salts, so that the next time, when you came home from work, you can just soak in fragrant bath soaps to relax your mind and rejuvenate your tired muscles and joints.