Thursday, January 21, 2010

Homemade Bath Salts

We Mamas love to find simple and inexpensive ways to replicate expensive beauty products. This recipe has got to be one of the simplest and yet makes you feel so pampered!

All you need is Epsom Salts and your favorite essential oils. We used lavender which is so relaxing. Epsom Salts are supposed to be so good for your you. They help heal sore muscles, flush toxins out of your body and relieve stress according to the Epsom Salt Council.

Pour two cups of Epsom Salts in a bowl and add 10 drops of lavender oil. Stir thoroughly with a spoon. You can add a few drops of food coloring if you like. Store in a pretty jar. Makes a wonderful gift.

Add 1/2 cup of bath salts to a foot soak and 1-2 cups to your bath.
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  1. What a wonderful idea! And you're right, this would make a lovely gift idea!

  2. Lavender oil? Check! Epsom salts? Check! My friend's birthday is this week- I am so doing this! Thank you :)

  3. Oh! What a great idea! And SO simple! I love it!

  4. A few optional add ins:
    1/2 cup sea salt (gives it a little more texture)
    1/2 cup baking soda (softens the skin)
    1 tsp glycerin (skin softener, super cheap at walmart)