How to Make Homemade Bath Salts!
Taking a bath might be as therapeutic as seeing a psychologist for an hour! And a lot cheaper, too. Add a half-cup of these DIY bath salts to your tub and you’ll also reap the tension-taming benefits of magnesium.
Bath salts are the kind of project that even a novice can easily master. Keep it simple by sticking with the bath salt recipe below or customize your salts with your favorite colors, scents, and mix-ins. You can buy special glass bottles for packaging your bath salts if you’re going formal or use mismatched mason jars for a more rustic feel. Both options can be found at craft, hardware, and dollar stores. Thrift stores are another great source for unique container options. Get creative and have fun with it—just make sure your bottle or container has a lid to keep your bath salts dry.
Salt can be: sea (most often used), from mineral springs and English.
1. Epsom salt is also known as magnesium sulfate. It’s a chemical compound made up of magnesium, sulfur, and oxygen. It gets its name from the town of Epsom in Surrey, England, where it was originally discovered. Despite its name, Epsom salt is a completely different compound than table salt. It was most likely termed “salt” because of its chemical structure. It has an appearance similar to table salt and is often dissolved in baths, which is why you may also know it as “bath salt.” While it looks similar to table salt, its taste is distinctly different. Epsom salt is quite bitter and unpalatable. When Epsom salt is dissolved in water, it releases magnesium and sulfate ions. The idea is that these particles can be absorbed through your skin, providing you with magnesium and sulfates — which serve important bodily functions.
2. Sea salt is produced through evaporation of ocean water or water from saltwater lakes, usually with little processing. Depending on the water source, this leaves behind certain trace minerals and elements. The minerals add flavor and color to sea salt, which also comes in a variety of coarseness levels.
Did you know that high-quality sea salt has 84 trace minerals that nourish and strengthen our body? We used to be able to get enough minerals from the food we eat. However, with monocropping and improper farming methods, our soil has been depleted of these essential minerals and doesn’t provide the nutrients to our food like it used to. However, we can supplement with sea salt and replenish our bodies with these easily absorbable minerals. I even put a pinch of sea salt in my water each day for that extra nutrient profile!
Because of its potent mineral content, sea salt has anti-inflammatory properties that are beneficial for skin health. There are many beauty products that use sea salt, because it has the power to detoxify the skin, while exfoliating, increasing circulation, and providing the skin with nutrients. Sea salt has been shown to be especially beneficial for acne, psoriasis, eczema, and anti-aging.
3. Coarse salt cleanses and neutralizes the skin, so the oils that are added to the solar composition easily aromatize and hold on to it for several hours after taking a bath.
Other ingredients used in handmade bath salts:
1. Starch Baths with the addition of starch are recommended for rough skin, they tend to smooth it. In salt compositions, starch plays the role of a filler and a binder and is used mainly in hard effervescent bath bombs.
2. Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) It is used in salt compositions due to its emollient and smoothing properties, as well as its therapeutic effect on dry skin, dry dermatitis, and psoriasis, it is good for youthful acne, cleansing the skin of dead cells and opening the pores of the face.
3. Milk powder This is an excellent emollient and nourishing component in the composition of the salt composition, and it is also a real source of proteins, calcium, natural substances, enzymes, minerals and vitamins. Milk acts very well on the skin – it becomes soft, smooth and silky, fresh and young.
4. Citric acid It is an excellent cleanser for the skin. Citric acid promotes exfoliation of dead epithelium and increases skin elasticity, stimulates the renewal of new cells, increases skin elasticity, reduces wrinkles, mask skin defects and evens complexion
5. Glycerin You can add one teaspoon or tablespoon of glycerin (5 or 15 milliliters) for every 300g. salt so your salt softens your skin better.
6. Base oils You can add base oil as desired. If you want, you can make absolutely dry salt. But the base oil allows you to make salt a more pleasant texture and helps dyes and aromatic substances more evenly distributed throughout the volume of salt. The most suitable base oils are grape seed oil, jojoba oil and sweet almond oil
Bath salt recipes
1. Sea salt with mint
Ingredients: sea salt, ground mint, peppermint essential oil.
Sea salt and mint saturate your skin with microelements, enhance blood circulation, refresh tired skin, fight vascular pattern, and acne. A morning bath with mint will help to cheer up, and an evening bath to relax and prepare for bed.
2. Sea salt with calendula
Ingredients: sea salt, calendula flowers and petals, essential oil of orange, bergamot, mandarin.
This salt will provide a good mood and a healthy sleep. It also has an anti-inflammatory effect and fights symptoms of depression.
3. Milk bath salt
To any bath salt that you have prepared yourself, add 1 tablespoon powdered milk and chopped dried chamomile.
4. Sea salt with rose petals
Ingredients: sea salt, rose petals, essential oil of neroli, rosewood.
You are guaranteed a good mood and a healthy sleep. This salt also has an anti-inflammatory effect.
5. Milk-oat bath
Ingredients: 1 cup of starch, 2 cups of powdered milk, a little ground dried lavender, a little oatmeal, sea salt if desired.
Dissolve the salt in warm water and pour, then add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Pour the whole mixture into a bath of water.
6. Bath salt “Tenderness of a rose”
Ingredients: milk powder, baking soda, ground sea salt, rose petals, essential oil of palmarosa, geranium, rosewood.
This mixture helps to get the maximum benefit and pleasure from taking a bath: soda and salt soften and cleanse the skin, milk powder rejuvenates, the pleasant aroma of essential oils relaxes and awakens sensuality
7. Bath salt “Lavender milk”
Ingredients: milk powder, baking soda, ground sea salt, lavender flowers, lavender essential oil.
Soda and salt soften and cleanse the skin, milk powder rejuvenates, the aroma of lavender soothes, relieves tension and stress, sets up a good night’s sleep
8. Bath salt “Fragrant spices”
Ingredients: milk powder, baking soda, ground sea salt, whole star anise, ground cinnamon, cloves, ginger, turmeric.
This tool helps to get the maximum benefit and pleasure from taking a bath: soda and salt soften and cleanse the skin, milk powder rejuvenates, the bright aroma of spices energizes and gives joy, and the healing properties of spices stimulate the immune system.
It’s verry important!!! What essential oils can be used in bath salts?
1. Lavender, chamomile – for a relaxing bath.
2. Peppermint, grapefruit, sweet orange – for a tonic bath.
3. Mandarin, bergamot, ylang-ylang – to awaken sensuality.
How to choose herbs in bath salts?
1. Relaxing bath – chamomile, jasmine, valerian, lime flowers.
2. Toning bath – basil, eucalyptus, dill, lavender, mint, pine, rosemary, sage, caraway seeds.
3. Healing bath – calendula, peppermint, comfrey, yarrow.
4. A bath that cleanses and stimulates blood circulation – rosemary.
5. Soothing and cleansing bath – chamomile, lavender, rose petals, peppermint, caraway seeds.
6. For oily skin – calendula, sage.
7. For dry and sensitive skin – parsley, sorrel.