A soothing and wonderful scented bath salt mixture, you can easily make at home.
Picture this- After a long hard week it’s finally the weekend and you find yourself tense and exhausted. You decide to run yourself a bath, light some candles, maybe even play some relaxing music in the background. You add a wonderful scented bath salt to the warm water and watch as the vibrant rose petals dance in the water. The aroma of roses fills the air and you can completely relax surrounded by warm, silky water.
I don’t know about you, but to me that sounds like the perfect Sunday evening. I love taking baths, not only after workouts but every time I feel tense or have a headache. Since the past year I have started to opt for more natural alternatives when it comes to skin care. I have done a lot of research through which I was often shocked at what chemicals I was using on a daily basis. It’s not easy to find skin care that doesn’t contain questionable ingredients so I have been getting into diy skin care.
I don’t like recipes that call for ingredients I do not have on hand or can only find in specialty stores so I decided to keep this recipe very simple. You will need the following ingredients:
Epsom salt- relieves muscle pain*
Baking soda- antibacterial, antifungal, deodorizing, softens skin
Pink Himalayan salt- hydrates the skin
Optional: rose essential oil- promotes relaxation
Dried rose petals**-smell amazing, make your bath water look beautiful
*This is based on personal experience. So far there are no reliable studies which prove that Epsom salt can relive muscle pain. Please also note that any claims that Epsom salt is ‘detoxifying’ have not been backed up with any scientific research. If you would like more information on the matter, you can find it here.
**Please be sure to only use food grade rose petals, or homegrown, to ensure you are not soaking in a bath of pesticides.
Due to the insufficient scientific evidence concerning skin care in correlation with the ingredients mentioned above, I was a little skeptical at first if bath salts really work. However, after trying my homemade bath salt, I can with certainty say that my skin was noticeably soft and hydrated. I normally have to use a body oil after every bath but not after this one! I hope you will try this recipe and enjoy it as much as I did. …No wait- as much as Chandler, my cat did, who was completely fascinated with the many floating rose petals.
- 240g Epsom salt (1 cup)
- 100g pink Himalayan salt (1/3 cup)
- 2 heaping tablespoons baking soda
- 4 tablespoons crushed dried rose petals (1/3 cup)
- optional: 6-8 drops essential rose oil
- Combine all ingredients together in a bowl.
- Fill into jars and store in a cool dry place.
- This recipe yields two small/medium glass jars. I used about half a jar for 1 full bath but you can use more or less depending on your preference.