DIY Homemade Herbal Bath Salts
I’m a huge bubble bath fan. It’s one of my favorite parts of the day. Getting to listen to your favorite music with candles, incense, and the perfect oils. I have been making herbal bath salts for a few years now, so I thought I would share my recipe with you guys so you can try it at home! It’s so easy and takes no time at all!
Whenever I’m at Whole Foods I’m always tempted to buy their bath salts but they are so EXPENSIVE! Making them is so much cheaper it’s insane.
What you will need:
Epsom Salts – you can get these at any drug store in the medicine department
natural oils- my favorite brand is Aura Cacia, you can get these at Whole Foods or vitacoast.com for pretty cheap
jars or ziplock bags- I like to get cute vintage jars at thrift stores
big bowl & spoon
food coloring or beet, carrot, or spinch suppliments in capsules
(optional) fresh dried lavender, rose, chamomile or other herbs. I get mine in Chinatown by the pound
In a big bowl pour a 4lb box of epsom salts in and add 20 drops oil, 4 drops of food coloring (or 2-3 capsules) and sprinkle herbs into the mixture. Stir this until everything is evently distributed. Pour into jars and go relax in the bath!
You can make up your own recipe for these but I will include three of mine!
1. Grapefruit oil, yellow food coloring, dried lavender & chamomile
2. Meditation oil, lavender oil, blue food coloring, dried lavender
3. Tranquility oil, green food coloring, dried roses
Most of us know about the importance of iron and calcium for our bodies, but what about magnesium? It is the second most abundant element in human cells and the fourth most important positively charged ion in the body. It helps the body regulate over 325 enzymes and plays an important role in organizing many bodily functions, like muscle control, electrical impulses, energy production and the elimination of harmful toxins.
Most of us are deficient in magnesium, and soaking in a bath with Epsom salt, which is high in magnesium, is one of the easiest ways to get a boost.
Not only is a bubble bath the best way to unwind at the end of the day it is also super healthy for you with epsom salts added!
- Improved heart and circulatory health, reducing irregular heartbeats, preventing hardening of the arteries, reducing blood clots and lowering blood pressure.
- Improved ability for the body to use insulin, reducing the incidence or severity of diabetes.
- Flushed toxins and heavy metals from the cells, easing muscle pain and helping the body to eliminate harmful substances.
- Improved nerve function by electrolyte regulation. Also, calcium is the main conductor for electrical current in the body, and magnesium is necessary to maintain proper calcium levels in the blood.
- Relieved stress. Excess adrenaline and stress are believed to drain magnesium, a natural stress reliever, from the body. Magnesium is necessary for the body to bind adequate amounts of serotonin, a mood-elevating chemical within the brain that creates a feeling of well being and relaxation.
- Reduced inflammation to relieve pain and muscle cramps.
- Improved oxygen use.
- Improved absorption of nutrients.
- Improved formation of joint proteins, brain tissue and mucin proteins.
- Prevention or easing of migraine headaches