Bring the summer into your bathroom with this refreshing Citrus Bath Salt.
I have never much enjoyed the summer. I always thought it was too hot, there are too many sweaty people on the subway and you catch a sunburn way too fast. But maybe that is because I have experienced my summers in a city where the heat seemed to linger even in the nights, and there never seemed to be any breezes to relieve us from the stuffy air that stood still.
But this year everything was different. This summer has been the opposite of all my past summers. Maybe experiencing it on the countryside has given me a new liking for it. Either way I have been soaking up the warm weather and enjoying every bit of it. Running around in shorts, going swimming in the lake, drinking limeade in the garden…I wish I could prolong the summer.
So I tried to capture those rays of sunshine. And in my attempts of preserving my summertime bliss I came up with this brightly colored bath salt right here. Because this bath salt shouts SUMMER!
For this bath salt you want to use an organic orange and lemon. Why organic? Because we are only using the peels and simply do not want to soak in a bath of pesticides.
If you are bothered by citrus peels floating around you in the tub, you can simply omit the peels and just use the essential oils. The lemon and orange pieces are just eye candy.
This makes a colorful and wonderful scented gift, best presented in a pretty glass bottle. Or you can simply enjoy this yourself 🙂
- Combine epsom salt, Himalayan salt, baking soda, lemon zest and orange zest in a bowl and stir until they are well combined.
- Spread the salt onto a baking sheet and let it dry for 24h.
- Then add lemon and orange essential oils and fill into a clean glass bottle.
- *Feel free to use both, or just one of the essential oils.