From: Women’s Weekly, 12 August 2014
I first tried my hand at creating bath products around thirteen years ago – and I loved it! I liked the fact that I knew exactly what was going into these products and that they contained lots of natural ingredients such as herbs and dried flowers. I used essential oils for lovely, fresh fragrances.
These bath salts are perfect for a soak after a long, hard day at work and do a great job of both relaxing and reviving you. And I think that bath salts make an excellent and much appreciated gift.
YOU WILL NEED:
Coarse sea salt
a large mixing bowl
HOW TO MAKE:
- In a large bowl, combine: 6 parts coarse sea salt, 3 parts Epsom salts, 1 part baking soda.
- Mix a few drops of essential oil.
- Decant into an airtight container, like a jar or polythene box, to keep out any moisture.
Add a few drops of colouring – preferably natural – to make these salts a pretty a colour.
CHOICE OF ESSENTIAL OILS
Scent can be very important to your wellbeing and can instantly transform your mood. Try:
LAVENDER –Calming, relaxing, can relieve nervous tension and depression, as well as treat headaches and migraines. also helps aid a good night’s sleep.
PEPPERMINT – Invigorates the mind, promotes concentration and stimulates clear thinking.
JASMINE – Calming, uplifting capabilities that produce a feeling of confidence, optimism and revitalised energy.
CITRUS – Promotes good concentration, and has calming and clarifying properties that are helpful when you’re feeling anxious, angry or run-down.
ROSE – Feelings of happiness and peace. Great for alleviating stress, anxiety and anger.
BERGAMOT – Helps promote confidence, peace and happiness, while dispelling anger, anxiety, depression, stress, fatigue, fear, and insecurity.
CHAMOMILE – Known for it’s relaxing properties, it’s great for alleviating anger, anxiety, depression, fear, irritability, pms, insomnia and stress.
EUCALYPTUS – Improves concentration and memory.
PATCHOULI – Helps with stress, fatigue and exhaustion.
YLANG YLANG – Calms feelings of anger, depression, mood swings, PMS, stress.