How to Make Your Own Infused Bath Salts

How to Make Your Own Infused Bath SaltsBath salts have a long history of use in bathing. They are believed to enhance the enjoyment of bathing, improve cleaning, relieve sore muscles, and enhance relaxation. Bath salts are often infused with herbs and essential oils for a stronger aromatherapeutic effect. Let’s learn how to make your own infused bath salts.

Most bath salts consist of mainly sodium chloride (table salt or sea salt) because it’s cheap and easily accessible. However, other salts can also be used such as Epsom salts (magnesium sulfate), Dead Sea salt, pink Himalayan salt, and others. Different salts have different mineral composition and therefore slightly different properties but all of them are beneficial for your health.

To make your own infused bath salts, you simply need to add your favorite essential oil to the salt of your choice. Or… not that simply. Each essential oil has its own set of aromatherapeutic properties. Some are relaxing while others are invigorating. Some improve sleep while others give an energy boost.

In addition, not all essential oils are compatible with each other. Two incompatible essential oils with clashing aromas will give you a headache. You should also keep in mind that citrus essential oils increase skin photosensitivity, so you should never take a bath with citrus oils before going out to prevent sunburn.

If you don’t know much about the properties of essential oils and how to use them, you can use our infused bath salt recipes. Enjoy!

Invigorating Bath Salt

If you have time to take a bath in the morning, you should try this invigorating bath salt that will help you wake up and give you a boost of energy to get through your day with optimism. All you need to do is add 5 drops rosemary essential oil and 10 drops orange essential oil to ½ cup sea salt, mix well, and store the mixture in an airtight container.

Detoxifying Bath Salt

A warm bath helps open up your pores and get rid of toxins that build up in your body. If you take a detoxifying bath after working out, it will relieve tension in your muscles and prevent delayed onset muscle soreness. Mix ¼ cup Epsom salt with the same amount of pink Himalayan salt. Add 15 drops grapefruit essential oil, stir well, and transfer to an airtight container for storage.

Relaxing Bath Salt

This bath salt will help you relax after a long day and get ready for sleep. It consists of Epsom salt that relieves tense muscles, lavender essential oil that encourages sleep, and chamomile essential oil that has soothing and calming properties. Add 10 drops lavender oil and 10 drops chamomile oil to ½ cup Epsom salt, stir well and store in an airtight container.

Bath Salt with Dried Herbs

In addition to essential oils, you can add dried herbs to your bath salts to improve your bathing experience. Try making this soothing and moisturizing bath salt with dried lavender and rosemary. In a bowl, combine ¾ cup Epsom salt, ½ cup Dead Sea salt, 1 tbsp dried lavender buds, 1 tbsp dried rosemary, 1 tbsp safflower oil, 1 capsule vitamin E, and 10 drops lavender essential oil. Mix well, transfer into an airtight container, and allow the mixture to rest for a day or two, giving the herbs time to infuse the salt with their aroma.

Lavender Mint Bath Salt

This bath salt has an excellent relaxing effect. Due to peppermint, it has a slightly cool feel that many people find pleasant, especially in the summer heat. Mix 2 cups Epsom salt, ½ cup baking soda, ¼ cup Dead Sea salt, 30 drops lavender oil, 10 drops peppermint oil and 2 tbsp carrier oil (for example, coconut, jojoba, almond, olive, etc) in a medium-sized bowl. Stir well and store in an airtight container.





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