Friday, November 11, 2011

Bath Salts

Salts added to baths have therapeutic benefits.  Salts help to mineralize the water and to add buoyancy.   Recently Kelly Rippa shared her simple recipe for a therapeutic bath that she claims helps eliminate symptoms of a cold.  She fills a tub with hot water and adds 2 cups of Epsom salts and 1 bottle of hydrogen peroxide. Although she didn't mention it, adding 8 - 10 drops of eucalyptus oil would make it even better! Having a cupboard filled with these raw ingredients makes taking a mineral salt bath simple, but sometimes it's nice to have a pre-measured container of salts in a pretty container nearby. Here's a simple recipe for homemade bath salts:

4 cups of sea salt
2 tsp. vegetable oil
10 - 14 drops of essential oil of your choice
food coloring (I prefer to use dry, powdered food coloring because it doesn't add moisture)

Place all the ingredients in a gallon zip-lock bag and shake well. Then pour into a pretty glass jar and lid. Add a scoop and enjoy in a hot bath!


  1. Oh my dear! I love this! ;o) I might have to make that as a gift as well! :o) <3

  2. I am a huge fan of salt baths. The magnesium content within the salt also creates a slight euphoria effect. Once the salt content reaches a certain saturation, a boyance level occurs where the body floats effortlessly and all muscles relax. If you ever have the opportunity to immerse yourself in either the Dead Sea in Israel or the Great Salt Lake in so! Bliss!

  3. Every time I take a bath, I use bath salts. Would seem weird to me if I didn't. :) Never used hydrogen peroxide with it before though. Will have to give that a try.


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