Having a stressful week? Want to enjoy a relaxing bath?
Here is a quick and easy way to enjoy more long baths because you deserve to pamper yourself! Learn to make homemade bath salt with 4 simple ingredients!
Stressed or tired from work or the holiday? If your answer is yes, we completely understand. We can totally relate. Something we both enjoy most after a long day of work or cooking is a nice long bath.
Yes, we said it! The easiest and simplest luxury in life is just to be able to enjoy in the comfort of your home, a nice warm bath. Simply add natural salts such as Epsom and dead sea salt along with essential oils that can enhance your bath. By using bath salts, it can help you relax, and releasing muscle tension. Resulting in calming the body and mind. You will feel so refreshed that you’re a new person again after you are done pampering yourself.
Reasons To Enjoy Bath Salts
Bath salts are nice to enjoy and easy to make at home. A fun DIY project to do on the weekend by yourself or with a friend. It can also make the perfect personalized gift for the holidays or any occasion really. We designed a few bath salt blends made for you to enjoy and share with your loved ones.
Remember making things your way lets you control what essential oil you will be used to target problems. This is the easiest way for us to thank our body for all it is doing!
Top Favorite Essential Oils
Here are some of our favorite types of essential oils:
- Lavender – calming and stress relieving
- Ylang Ylang – stress and tension relieving and skin problems
- Eucalyptus – relieving joint pain, aid in respiratory and sinus issues
- Tea Tree – fighting infections and deodorizing
- Bergamot – reducing stress and improving skin problem eg. eczema
- Chamomile – improve mood and relaxation
Plant Therapy is our favorite brand for amazing essential oils.
What is Epsom Salt?
Epsom Salt is better known as magnesium sulfate and actually not salt at all. Even though it is in the name. When adding Epsom salt only, it diffuses nicely in hot water that will release magnesium and sulfate ions. Which will help in relieving those muscle tensions. Foot Baths are a great example of what you can use Epsom salt for. On a daily basis, we are on our feet for a long period of time. Whether you are in the kitchen all day, your feet become sore and tired over time. Just soaking your feet and even adding tea tree or peppermint essential oils can help release the tension and deodorize your feeties.
Difference Between Coarse Dead Sea Salt & Himalayan Salt
Another essential part of our homemade bath salts is coarse sea salt or Himalayan salt. Sea salt is typically not processed. At most minimally processed as it acquired directly from the evaporation of seawater. Dead Sea Salt is sourced directly from the Dead Sea in the Mediterranean. It is rich in magnesium, calcium, and potassium. Which is why it is best for therapeutic uses such as relaxation, easing sore muscles and joints. Did you know it can also stimulate circulation?
Himalayan salt another great substitution for Dead Sea Salt. It is found in the Himalayas in Pakistan known for its natural pink hue. Himalayan salt like Dead Sea Salt contains similar minerals. For non-cooking purposes, it can also be added to your bath to ease muscles soreness, regulating circulation, relaxation, and skin health too. So whichever you decide to use is totally up to you. If you want to add a bit of natural color, we suggest going to the Himalayan salt for sure!
What Does Baking Soda Do?
Baking soda, who would’ve thought to use it in your bath? Most commonly known to be used in baking, deodorizing in your fridge, and even naturally whitening your teeth. How can baking soda benefit us through baths? Baking soda can help with skin problems such as itching as well as relieve tension and boost circulation.