BYOBS *build your own bath salts*
Here's a quick and easy guide for the basics of making your own bath salts at home.
Now, I am not a huge frequenter of baths, but sometimes they pretty nice. When you've got that headache that won't go away, sore/stiff muscles, painful chest congestion, or even menstrual cramps - sometimes a soak is just what the doctor ordered.
You can make your own blends at home pretty easily with some helpful guidelines. Your recipe will all depend on how much salt you like to add to your bath. I tend to add about 1/4 cup, but you can add up to 1 full cup of salts per bath depending on your need. I am using an 8oz mason jar for storage as an example, giving me enough salts for (4) baths at 2oz each. I prefer to use dead sea salt since it is high in trace minerals that are helpful for skin, but epsom salts will work too.
Bath Salts are often blended with carrier oils, essential oils, and other goodies like flowers for soaking - so here's where you can really get creative!
For your skin conditioning oils like olive, avocado, grape seed, or even coconut, aim anywhere between 2-4 tsp per bath, or 8-16 tsp per 8oz jar.
For essential oil add-in's, try around 5-7 drops of oil per bath -- assuming 2oz per bath, I estimate about 20-28 drops of essential oils for an 8oz jar. Working from here, you can beautify your bath with other lovely additions like lavender flowers, seaweeds, vanilla beans, or conditioning coconut flakes. You could do a coconut oil/lemon peel/coconut flake/vanilla bean blend😍-- or lavender flowers with fresh grated nutmeg -- even activated charcoal with crumbled bits of nori sheets for a seaweed soak. #mermaidbath
Just be sure to avoid water contact with any product left in the jar to avoid bacterial growth. Store in a cool, dry place to preserve best.