Baths are rare for me but when I feel like taking a long soak, I like to make my baths special.
Baths are rare for me but when I feel like taking a long soak, I like to make my baths special. I have used bath oils and bath bombs in the past and wanted to try something new. After a dive on the internet, I found a quick way to make my own bath salts. I wanted to share what I made along with the few benefits of using bath salts regularly.
Here are few benefits of using bath salts:
Epsom salt is most widely used but other salts can be added to the blend to add few more beneficial properties to your bath. Therefore, I summed up few properties of the salts I used in my bath salt mix.
Epsom Salt- The magnesium will help to reduce inflammation; it also works at a cellular level to increase energy and decrease the impact of adrenalin. This encourages higher concentration levels and improves sleep. The Salts work as a detoxifying agent too. The sulphates help to flush toxins and heavy metals from your body because adding the salts to your bath starts a process known as reverse osmosis.
Dead Sea Salt- Full of minerals that are refreshing and revitalising, making the skin soft, shiny, and healthy in appearance. It also helps to stimulate blood circulation, relives pain in muscles and joints and releases the body from stress and tension.
Himalayan pink salt- The magnesium content in Himalayan salt might also make it beneficial for reducing skin inflammation. Mineral baths have been shown to have benefits for people with psoriasis or eczema. Salt has antimicrobial properties, which may make it beneficial for treating acne. They can reduce scaling, redness, and irritation. Useful for break outs in hard-to-reach areas like back and shoulders.
To create a bath salt, you will need:
The above ingredients are suggestions of things to use, you can simply throw a handful of Epsom salt or sea salt into the bath and nothing else. Below I share how I made my bath salt.
Using Amphora products, I tried:
Measure 3 cups of Epsom salt and add them to a bowl, I used a 50ml jar I had at hand. Then I filled up the jar with a mixture of the sea salt and Himalayan salt and added to the bowl.
I grabbed an Amphora Aromatics Relax blend as I want the salts to have a light fragrance and a few rose petals!
I popped 10 drops of the blend into the Epsom salt jar along with the petals and gave all the ingredients a good stir. You can stop here as this will be enough for 2-3 baths. However, as I grabbed a 1kg jar, I repeated this process until I filled it up.
Step Four: Just throw a handful into your next bath and relax.
If you are using essential oils for a first time, be aware that they can cause irritation or sensitisation even when diluted.
Please, do a skin patch test before use. If a rash develops at any time, please discontinue use immediately.