Have you made any of these fabulous natural or frugal spa day treatments? What better way to relax than a bath to know how to make bath salts at home? I have been doing a lot of research to bring you these fabulous articles. I want to know the reason why things happen. One interesting fact I learned about Epsom salt is it occurs naturally. Epsom salt was originally discovered at a spring in England. It was found to have many beneficial properties both inside and out. I recently wrote about the benefits of sea salt and your skin. Today I would like to tell you some benefits of Epsom salt I recently found out.
Benefits of Epsom salt:
Helps the body relax to ease stress – By soaking in an Epsom salt bath, it helps the body absorb magnesium. This is very beneficial for depression and anxiety.
Relieves pain and muscle cramps – The Epsom salt interferes with the receptors in the brain to relieve muscle pain.
Relieves constipation – I had no idea this was used as a laxative. This is on the box: use 2-4 teaspoons dissolved in 8oz of water. Who knew?
Eliminates toxins from the body – helps remove toxins in the body by helping flush toxins from the skin.
A few warnings on the Epsom salt box: ask a doctor if you have kidney disease, a magnesium restricted diet, stomach pain, or change in bowel habits.
How to Make Bath Salts
Ingredients for How to make Bath Salts :
1 Cup Sea Salt
1 Cup Epsom Salt
20-30 drops of essential oil (Rosemary, Eucalyptus, Spearmint, Peppermint would be great for relaxing)
How to make Bath Salts:
1. I found these cute little containers at Ikea. They hold exactly two cups, perfect for this recipe. Measure out salts and pour into container.
2. Slowly add essential oil to the salt. Mix the oil thoroughly in the container to make sure it is evenly dispersed.
3. Seal with a lid and add some ribbon for a perfect gift. See, how to make bath salts is so simple.
If you have never purchased Epsom salt, it is a great ingredient to have around the house to be used for many things. How to make bath salts is so simple. This recipe is safe enough to eat, but I don’t recommend it. Yuck. If it is safe to eat, then is it safe to use on your skin. Now you know how to make bath salts that is safe for you and your skin. I made these for Christmas gifts and didn’t have time to get the post done. These would make a fabulous little valentine gifts for a friend or teacher. You know they are stressed and need to relax. Take a look at how I used this same recipe for a fabulous homemade foot soak recipe. Check out my other easy homemade spa treatments homemade facial masks, homemade sea salt body scrub, and homemade facial toner. Stay in touch with my Facebook or Twitter accounts.
Do you know anyone who would just love homemade bath salts as a gift?