How to Make Aromatherapy Bath Salts
Aromatherapy bath salts are a pleasant way to relax and nourish your skin with essential oils.
Relaxing Aromatherapy Bath Salts
Make four baths.
- 4 ounces (1/2 cup) Himalayan salts
- 10 drops elemi essential oil
- 6 drops frankincense essential oil
- 2 drops vetiver essential oil
- 2 drops myrrh essential oil
- Place the salts in a wide-mouth 4-ounce (120-ml) jar.
- Drop the essential oils into the salt as you stir gently.
- Use about 2 tablespoons in each bath.
- Optional: For sore muscles, add a half-cup Epsom salt to the bath water.
More Bath Salts With Essential Oils
In the following aromatherapy bath salts you can use a single essential oil or
a blend. Here are some suggested essential oil blends:
- To soften skin: 6 drops geranium, 6 drops frankincense, 3 drops myrrh
- To soothe anxiety: 10 drops lavender, 6 drops ylang ylang, 4 drops bergamot
- To relieve arthritis stiffness: 8 drops juniper, 8 drops lavender, 4 drops cypress, 3 drops rosemary
Here's the simplest essential oil bath salt recipe
- 1 cup Epsom salt or sea salt
- 5 to 10 drops essential oil
- Dark jar or container with lid
- Place salt and essential oil into the jar.
- Put on the lid, and shake vigorously until essential oil is evenly dispersed.
- Use 1/4 to 1/3 cup for each bath.
Aromatherapy Bath Salts Recipe
Good essential oil choices include lavender, clary sage, ylang ylang, and Roman chamomile. Avoid "hot" and potentially skin-irritating oils, such as oregano.
- 50 drops (1/2 teaspoon) essential oil of choice
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup sea salt
- 1 cup borax
- Blend all ingredients in a glass container that has a lid.
- Use one-fourth to one-half cup of salts for each bath.
Source: Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art
Aromatherapy Bubble Bath Salts
- 1/2 cup liquid soap
- 1 tablespoon almond oil
- 30 to 60 drops essential oil(s) of your choice
- 6 cups rock salt or kosher salt
- Stir the soap, oil, and essential oil together.
- Pour the mixture over the salt and stir to evenly coat the salt crystals.
- Cover a cookie sheet with waxed paper.
- Place the salt on the sheet in a thin layer.
- Let the salt dry until all the moisture has evaporated (drying can take up to a day).
- Store the salts in a covered jar.
- To use, pour 1/4 cup of the salts under running water while drawing a bath.
Source: EcoBeauty: Scrubs, Rubs, Masks, and Bath Bombs
Also see DIY Bath Bombs and other Bath Blends.
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