Making baths salts is extremely easy and cheap! It’s also a great gift, and making a huge batch for many friends is just as easy as making just one portion. Make a herbal bath salt or a bath salt with essential oils or fragrance oils. As the base you can use any salt – epson salt is said to work best but I tend to use coarse ground sea salt, or himalayan rock salt because it has a very nice pink color.
Herbs/spices to use: rosemary, peppermint, thyme, lavender, rose petals, jasmine flowers, red clover, chamomile, nettles, bay leaf, cardamon, cinnamon, lemon, or any nice smelling herb that you like.
Suggested essential oils: rosemary essential oil, peppermint essential oil, thyme essential oil, lavender essential oil, rose essential oil, lemon essential oil, grapefruit essential oil, ylang-ylang essential oil, bergamot essential oil, sandalwood essential oil…
Herbal bath salt
Cut the dried herbs into small pieces, and mix with the salt. The amount of herbs used is up to you. Mix one or more herbs or spices for a more interesting mixture. Leave to stand for at least two weeks, so that the herbs can infuse the salt.
Use about 1 cup per bath, or a few tablespoons per foot bath.
Essential oil bath salt
Use about 30 drops of essential oil per dl (or about 70 drops per cup). If you make a bigger batch, take 3 tsp essential oils per kilogram of salt. Use about 2 table spoons per bath.
Instead of pouring the bath salt into glass jars, you can pre-portion it by putting the salt in small cloth bags tied together with a pretty ribbon. Then the bags will be added to the bath as such – makes it a bit less messy. The bags can also be used as a massager while in the bath.
- You can also make herbal bath bags without the salt. Use about 1 dl dried herbs or spices and mix with 2 tbs oats or wheat for one bag.