HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN BATH SALTS AT HOME
Homemade bath salts are a perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your partner or best friend. After a long day at work, there is nothing better than a hot bath. A hot bath enriched with fragrant bath salts does wonders to your joints, softens your skin and relaxes your muscles.
To create a warming experience, all you need to do is pour the mixture into your bath, let it absorb into the water, and feel the relaxation wash over you. Packed with essential oils, healing salts, and herbal remedies, herbal DIY bath salts will turn an average bath into an energy cleansing experience. Bath salts are known to help balance your hormones by replenishing your body’s magnesium, soothe cramps, and lower inflammation. Breathing in the aromatherapy of all the oils will also help to calm your whole system. In addition to these benefits, bath salts serve as a great natural exfoliant without any harsh chemicals or additives. You can also use them for improving circulation and reducing puffiness around your eyes.
Essential oil baths are a great way to relax but they can become expensive when you buy pre-made bath salts. Luckily, the experts at Nikura.com have shared the perfect DIY bath salt recipe for you to try at home this Valentine’s Day.
DIY Bath Salts
- ½ cup Epsom salt or Himalayan rock salt
- 2 tablespoons carrier oil of choice (jojoba oil, argan oil or sweet almond oil)
- 6-8 drops essential oils of choice (clary sage,, lavender or eucalyptus)
Place ½ cup of desired salts into a glass bowl.
Mix in 2 tablespoons of desired carrier oil.
Add 6-8 drops of essential oils of choice to the bowl and mix with a large wooden spoon.
Add in dried herbs, flower petals or any other decoration to the blend before transferring to a mason/storage jar.
Eucalyptus Lavender Bath Salt
This recipe is great to soothe respiratory, sinus issues and provides a sweet scent. As the heat of the bathwater warms the oils, the aromatherapy steam can open breathing and clear airways due to its expectorant and decongestant properties.
1/4 cup Himalayan pink salt
1/4 cup Epsom salt
2 tablespoons sweet almond oil
4 drops Lavender oil
3 drops Eucalyptus oil
How to use bath salts
“Once your bath is filled with warm water, add in around ¼ cup – ½ cup of bath salt to the water before swirling by hand to blend in. If you have an extra-large bathtub, you can double the measures. Soak in the water for around 15-20 minutes” – Yasmin Sharp, aromatherapy expert at Nikura.
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