Homemade Bath Salts
After a long, busy day, there's nothing better than a hot bath -- except, of course, a hot bath enriched with fragrant bath salts. It's surprisingly easy to prepare your own blend at home.
- Coarse sea salt
- Epsom salts
- Baking soda
- Essential oils
- Food coloring
In a large bowl, mix to combine: 6 parts coarse sea salt; 3 parts epsom salts, to soothe tired muscles and reduce inflammation; and 1 part baking soda, to soften waters and alleviate skin irritation.
Add a few drops of essential oils, and combine.
Add a few drops of food coloring, until you achieve the desired shade. If you intend to present the bath salts as gifts, be sure to store them in a stoppered and labeled container to keep out moisture.