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Nourishing Bath Salts
by wendell hildebrand
These bath salts are very subtly scented and they relax you immediately. These are a favorite in our house. These make a great gift also, or a craft show item. You can easily make this recipe larger, and it may be a good idea because they go fast.
You will need to gather up the following:
3 cups of Sea Salt
3 tablespoons Sweet Almond
2 teaspoons Apricot Kernel
2 teaspoons Avocado Oil
1/4 cup baking soda
20 drops Sandalwood
20 drops Rosewood
10 drops Ylang Ylang
5 drops of Chamomile
This is a very easy mixture. If you want to combine them quickly simply toss all of the ingredients into a ziplock bag and shake very well.
For those of you who are more refined and like to do things meticulously add salts and carrier oils as well as baking soda to a bowl and stir very well
Add all of the essential oils together in another bowl and stir.
Pour over salt mixture and stir very very well.
To give as a gift seal in a tight sealing jar with a cork or turn top. If the climate is humid add a teaspoon or two of glycerine so they won't clump.
Harvest Peach Bath Salts
by wendell hildebrand
These are very great salts. My wife and young daughter use them often. They leave a scent that will trail you for some time. Let me know what you think.
Your ingredients will have to include:
3 cups of Epsom Salts
1 cup of sea salt
1/2 cup baking soda
10 drops of peach fragrance oil
10 drops of bergamot Essential Oil
7 drops of vanilla Essential Oil
3 drops of orange fragrance oil
1 jar with a tight sealing lid or cork top.
1 or two drops each of red and yellow food coloring
Take the salts and the baking soda and stir them together. You can also shake them up in a ziplock bag.
In a small bowl combine oils and coloring. Stir.
Add oil/coloring to the salt mixture and stir/shake well.
Let it stand for some time before placing it in container. This will allow color/scent to spread evenly all the way through.
Jar this and seal tightly to keep moisture out. It is a nice step to use a canning jar with peaches molded into the shape of the glass. One with oranges is also useable. Always tag and label ingredients.
You can make your own bath salts simply and economically, and formulate your own scents from essential oils for therapeutic or beautifying purposes. Here are four basic recipes to which you can add essential oils (or perfume) and food coloring. Be sure to add the coloring drop by drop and to stir well after every drop! It takes only one or two drops to color a cupful of salts.
Bath Salts 1
Mix 2/3 cup sea salt (ground to even sized crystals) with 1/3 cup Epsom salts. Add 1/2 tsp glycerin.
Bath Salts 2
Mix kitchen salt and bicarbonate of soda in equal quantities.
Bath Salts 3
Mix 1 cup Epsom salts, 4 drops glycerin.
Bath Salts 4
Grind washing soda crystals to small, evenly sized crystals.
Bubbling Bath Salts
Combine several drops essential oil with 1/2 cup cornstarch. Add 1/2 cup citric acid and I cup bicarbonate of soda. This mixture will froth and bubble when added to water.
Candy Cane Bath Salts
2 cups epsom salts
1/2 c. sea salt
4-6 drops peppermint oil
2-3 drops red food coloring.
Place one cup of epsom and 1/4 cup sea salt in a bowl or resealable plastic bag. Add 2-3 drops peppermint oil.
Place the remaining ingredients in a second bowl. Mix all ingredients well. Layer the red and white salts in a clear bottle or jar. Tie with a ribbon and some small candy canes. This makes a great holiday gift for friends.
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This wonderful bubble bath is great for soothing children and preparing them for bed. Not only does it remove the filth from the day but the refreshing scent of lavender leaves them feeling sleepy and relaxed. This recipe makes approximately 20 ounces.
2 tablespoons of dried lavender
2 tablespoons of dried rose petals
1 = cup baby shampoo
12 drops of lavender oil
1 < cups boiling water
a sieve with fine mesh
Sterilized plastic bottles with lids that seal
1. Make an infusion with the lavender and rose petals. In one of the bowls, add dried lavender and dried rose petals to the boiling water and cover allowing the mixture to steep for 20 minutes.
2. Strain out petals and lavender flowers.
3. Mix baby shampoo and lavender oil together in the other bowl.
4. Add the infused mixture to this bowl.
5. Pour this mixture into the plastic bottles and shake vigorously.
6. This mixture should be close at hand in the bathroom in a cool dark place.
7. Shake before using and add three tablespoons to running water.
Foaming Vanilla Honey Bath
Banish the winter blahs and dissolve away the harshness of the day by relaxing in a soothing bath. Honey is natures silky moisturizer and guaranteed to sweeten your mood!
1 cup sweet almond oil (light olive or sesame oil may be substituted)
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup liquid soap (plain or flower scented)
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Measure the oil into a medium bowl, then carefully stir in remaining ingredients until mixture is fully blended. Pour into a clean plastic bottle with a tight-fitting stopper or lid. Shake gently before using. Enough for four large luxurious baths.
Swirl desired amount into the bathtub under running water—then step in and descend into a warm, silky escape.
Skin Softening Bath-- Add 1/4 cup honey to bath water for a fragrant, silky bath.
Basic Bath Salts
1 cup mineral (epsom) salts or sea salt
1 teaspoon glycerin or vitamin E oil
15 - 20 drops essential oils of your choice
few drops of food coloring if desired.
Mix all ingredients together, stirring well to blend.
Store in an airtight container. Add 1/4 cup or
more of the mixture to running bath water.
2 cups Epsom salts
1 cup sea salt, rock salt or coarse salt
food coloring (optional)
1/4 teaspoon glycerin
essential oil for fragrance
Combine salts in a large glass bowl. Mix well. Add food coloring, a few drops at a time, until desired color is achieved. For plain white salts, skip this step. Add glycerin and essential oil, (4 or 5 drops) and mix together well. Spoon salts into containers and seal. When giving as a gift, attach a tag to salts describing the scent and instructions to use 1/3 to 1/2 cup in the bath.
Herbal Bath Crystals
1/2 cup Sea Salt
1/2 cup Epsom Salts
1/2 cup fresh herbs leaves or flowers
1/4 cup Baking Soda
few drops essential oils
Blend the above ingredients in a food processor or blender. Some oils to try: Lemon Balm, Rosemary, Patchouli, High John, Rose, Geranium & Grapefruit. Place 1/4 cup of the mixture under running warm water for fragrant herbal bath.
Grandmother's Fizzy Bath Salts
16 oz Baking soda
8 oz Cornstarch
8 oz Citric acid
10 drops Lavender essential oil
5 drops Patchouli essential oil
5 drops Rosemary or Bayberry essential oil
Blend together the dry ingredients. Blend the oils
and add them one drop at a time to the dry
ingredients. Mix with your hands, then rub the
mixture thru a fine sieve to further distribute the
oils into the dry ingredients. Store tightly covered
for 2 weeks before using to fully develop the scent.