Make your own Bath Salts and relax in a hot tub after a long day. I don't know about you, but there is nothing like soaking in a hot tub with bath salts. After spending all day with the Grandchildren, it can be exhausting and I am in desperate need of some "Grandma Time". I can't tell you how quickly I get my bath ready after the little "munchkins" are picked up at the end of the day. The crock pot is already going, so I don't have to worry about cooking dinner. After running around the house, picking up and putting away all the random toys scattered around...I head for the tub! Just 20 minutes in a relaxing bath will do wonders.
Bath Salts- It's Benefits
It seems that there are many benefits to soaking in a tub with bath salts, most of which come from the Epson salt ingredient. Soaking in a tub with Epson salt for 20 minutes will help relieve sore, tired muscles. Also, Epson salt is a natural exfoliate, which helps remove the outermost dead skin cells...making your skin nice and soft. Baking soda is added to the water to help neutralize any chemicals found in the water, like chlorine, as well as soften the water. Of course, you can't have a relaxing bath without the essential oils. Essential oils made from plants have the remarkable ability to improve one's well-being...physically, emotionally and mentally. There are over 90 different essential oils and each have their own benefits. Before making your own bath salts, do some research and find which essential oil will work best for you. I chose Lavender, which is known for it's calming affect.
Sea Salt carries many benefits when used in the tub. For instance, sea salt contains minerals that open up pores giving you a healthy glow. The National Psoriasis Foundation recommends sea salt baths as a way to treat psoriasis. One study concluded that the high amount of magnesium in sea salt was a means to improve skin hydration and reduce redness and inflammation.
Make your Own Bath Salt
- Epson Salt- 2 cups
- Coarse Sea Salt- ¼ cup
- Baking Soda- 1/2 cup
- Essential Oil- ½ teaspoon (lavender)
- Food Coloring- color of your choice
Bath salts are easy to make and fun! Be creative and try combining essential oils and different salts that will make your bath unique. You can even add dried herbs and potpourri. Don't forget a soothing candle and your favorite book or magazi