Why Homemade Bath Salts Are Better Than Store Bought
I love receiving bath products as gifts. Those beautiful baskets of delightful smelling soaps, salts, lotions, butters, creams, oils ... Well, I could go on forever, but I have to get to the point eventually. And that point is that I go through my gift baskets like nobody's business, and then I'm sad that I have no special bath treats to look forward to. I don't feel like they're something I should purchase for myself on a regular basis, due to the exorbitant prices. And due to the fact that I can make them myself. Bath salts happen to be my specialty, and come birthday time, my friends are all asking me for a gift of my homemade bath salts. Now, the fun thing about bath salts are the wide variety of things you can do to make them different. They can be made in a wide variety of colors, scents and textures, using different kinds of salt. Be sure that when you are buying essential oils to scent your bath salt, that you are choosing ones that are skin safe. Some essential oils are intended just to scent a room, and not your body.
- 1-2 cups epsom salt, dead, fine or coarse sea salt
- Essential oils of your choosing, approx 10 to 20 drops
- Food colorant, paste or drops, in preferred colors
- Pretty glass jars or containers to hold bath salt
- Stir ingredients together.
- Pour into glass jars or containers.
- Add a ribbon or wrap if it's a gift.