Fragrant Bath Salts


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.

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YOU WILL NEED:

Coarse sea salt

Epsom salts

Baking Soda

Essential oils

a large mixing bowl

HOW TO MAKE:

  1. In a large bowl, combine: 6 parts coarse sea salt, 3 parts Epsom salts, 1 part baking soda.
  2. Mix a few drops of essential oil.
  3. Decant into an airtight container, like a jar or polythene box, to keep out any moisture.

CRAFTER’S TIP:

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:

LAVENDERCalming, relaxing, can relieve nervous tension and depression, as well as treat headaches and migraines. also helps aid a good night’s sleep.

PEPPERMINTInvigorates 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.

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