Bath salts are a commonly used form of aromatherapy. Aromatherapy is used for relaxation by using scents which help body and mind to relax. The oils used in scented candles, potpourri, and in homemade bath salts are gathered from the essential oils gathered from plants. Essential oils gathered from different types of plants give the scented item a different smell. Different smells can trigger a diverse array of reactions and emotions is what the aromatherapy experts say.
You can turn a bubble bath into a aromatic utopia by adding scented bath oils to the water. At boutiques and spas, you can purchase scented bath oils and salts; but scented bath salts can cost quite a lot. If you make your own bath salts, you can achieve the pleasure of bath time aromatherapy without spending a fortune.
When you make your own bath salts it can involve your entire family – a clear benefit. Making your own bath salts is an excellent activity to plan when your child is having a sleep over or a birthday party. At the end of the party you can send each child home with a sample of the bath salts they made. Making your own bath salts and giving them as gifts is always an option during the holidays. Friends and family members will be impressed when the find that you are able to make your own bath salts.
To make your own bath salts you will need to do the following. You should gather the ingredients before starting to make your own bath salts. Epsom salt, (or salt from the Dead Sea) is an ingredient that is necessary when you decide to make your own bath salts along with essential oil in a small bottle (you can chose a scent that is based on your own personal preference) and sodium bicarbonate. Food color can be added to the baking soda to make your homemade bath salts more visually appealing. You will also need to find jars that you can use to store the homemade bathing salts.
The good news is that the recipe to make your own bath salts is very easy to follow, almost as easy as making macaroni and cheese. The first step is to mix a few drops of essential oil, 2 teaspoons of baking soda, and 2 cups of salt. After you have mixed the ingredients together thoroughly, transfer it to a jar. Fasten the jar. Now that you have created your own blend of bath salts, you can settle into a steamy, fragrant bath full of suds.
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