Beautiful Bath Salts

Beautiful Bath Salts - Here are 3 recipe combinations for creating a pretty display of bath salts for your table or store. Here we talk about a few basics when combining bath salts, and add the recipe combination of my own preference.

Information & Details

Instructions

Beautiful Bath Salts

Bath salts are one of the more simple products that you can add to your collection and create a wide variety of beautiful eye catching colors to your display. You can make salts that are scoop-able and sold by weight or by package size, or you can make your packaging a part of the entire décor.

Bath salts are created by mixing a blend of salts with a tiny bit of color, fragrance, and herbs to make a mixture of ingredients that you sprinkle into the bath water for an enhanced experience.

What You Will Need:

  • Epsom Salt

  • Himalayan Seas Salt

  • Baking Soda

  • Dead Sea Salt – You may have heard the recommendation about not using Epsom salt in your soap making recipes, because the Epsom salt tends to be humectant and may make your soap sweat. This can be bad for soap, but Epsom salt is made for soaking. It is usually the main component of your bath salt recipe.

  • Essential Oils of your choice: Lavender, Rose Hip, Eucalyptus are all very different and subject to preference. Essential oils go a long way. You only need a drop or two if you are making a small batch of salts, and you can combine them in any way you prefer. People often report that too much floral essential oil can induce a headache. Essential oils are usually described as ones that relax you and ones that invigorate. Lavender is soothing and relaxing, while grapefruit is invigorating and fresh.

  • Dried flowers – You may want to add dried flowers into your bath salt mixture. Dried petals or little buds can add a bit of color or decoration, but there are two points to cover about flowers in bath salts. Salt is hydroscopic. That means that it draws water toward it. Sometimes you'll see a bit of condensation on a salt shaker or you may notice that it clumps a bit. Dead sea salt is more hydroscopic than regular table salt and if you are adding dried flower petals they will eventually become moist flower petals, which could then begin to turn brown, limp, or even rot. This isn't a problem if you are using your product in a timely way, but don't expect a glass jar of salt and dried flowers to last forever.

  • Colorant – You may add just a touch of color to your salts to pretty them up a bit. Mica can dust your salts more evenly than a liquid colorant, however, don't forget that you are soaking your skin in this water and don't put too much color in your salts. Some natural colorants will stain your skin such as turmeric, while bright mica may leave a ring around the tub. In bath salts most people prefer colorants to be natural herbs. (This is my preference too!)

The following are 3 recipes for bath salts that will give you 3 pretty colors: pink, blue, & yellow.

Blue Lavender Bath Salt

  • 48 oz. of Epsom salt.

  • 3 oz. Course sea salt

  • 3 oz. Baking Soda

  • ½ tsp. Ground Rosemary

  • ½ tsp. Alkanet Root

  • 1/3 cup lavender buds

  • 0.3 oz. Lavender Essential Oils

Yellow Lemon Grass Bath Salt

    • 48 oz. of Epsom salt.

    • 3 oz. Course sea salt

    • 3 oz. Baking Soda

    • ½ tsp. Turmeric

    • ½ tsp Rosemary

    • ½ cup ground Lemon Grass

    • 0.3 oz. Lemongrass essential oil

Pink Rose Bath Salts

    • 48 oz. of Epsom salt.

    • 3 oz. Pink Himalayan Sea salt

    • 3 oz. Baking Soda

    • ½ tsp. Ground Rosemary

    • 1/3 cup of dried rosebuds

    • 1/4 tsp. Beet powder

    • .0.3 oz geranium essential oil

    • 0.2 oz rosemary essential oi

    • 0.1 oz cederwood essential oil

Combine these ingredients until well blended. When adding the colorants start off sparingly until you get just the right shade that you desire. Also when adding the essential oils, start off with half the recommended amounts until you reach the level of fragrance that you prefer. This is a product that can be made to your own liking and you have more control over the outcome if you start slow and add more as you go along.