Tuesday, December 14, 2010

My hands made this for you... Quatre

Day 4 : Homemade Bath Salts

Using a few basic ingredients, these easy to make soaking mixes smell wonderful and feels nice too. You can create your own label for them and/or customize the scent to fit the recipient. Save the next jelly jar you empty and you have yourself a nice glass container to put it in, (just make sure you soak it in hot water and bleach beforehand to disinfect it and get rid of the lingering food scent). Or, Ace Hardware sells a 4 pack of mason jars for only $5.00.


- Around 4 cups of sea salt, Epsom or kosher salt
- Aromatic bath oils or essential oils
- Dried fragrant plants, like lavender buds or wildflowers
- Bowl for mixing
- Glass containers like recycled bottles, mason jars, etc.
- Mini spoon or scoop (optional)


- Pour the salts together
- Add several drops of the oil then mix
- Throw in a few dried flower petals then mix again
- Pour mix into glass jar, or divide into several smaller containers if you are making several batches


Suggestions for masculine scents: Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Clove, Frankincense or Patchouli

For an invigorating bath, use citrus or lemongrass. I actually zested fresh lemon peel into my mix which uses up a lemon on it's last leg, and adds an extra punch of scent

For a nice detox concoction, mix Tea Tree and Orange Peel

For a relaxing/ night time soak use Lavender and Ylang Ylang

Lastly, wrap it Raffia!

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