Recipe: Lavender Mint Bath Salts

 

Benefits of Salt Baths

Salt baths are great for much more than just relaxation. Of course, a soothing salt bath is great for that too, but the benefits go well beyond just being a soothing end to a stressful day.

Benefits of salt baths include:

  • Stress relief
  • Reducing muscle aches
  • Improving circulation
  • Headache relief
  • Speeding up wound healing (don’t use on direct open wounds)
  • During illness, especially respiratory illness
  • To help mineral absorption and improve sleep in children
  • For acne, eczema or other skin problems
  • Improving skin hydration

Skin Boosting Ingredients

Bath salts can be as simple as just using a salt or magnesium salt on its own. Options include:

  • Epsom Salts– Magnesium sulfate (epsom salt) is an inexpensive way to get the benefits of magnesium in a bath.
  • Magnesium Flakes– Magnesium chloride flakes are another way to add the benefits of magnesium. I especially love using epsom salts or magnesium flakes since the magnesium has many added benefits of its own.
  • Dead Sea Salt– Contains 21 minerals and is great as a base for bath salts. People flock to the dead sea for the health benefits and using dead sea salt is a way to get the benefits at home. I love this pre-made moisturizing dead sea bath salt soak.
  • Baking Soda- We’ve used baking soda in detox baths for years. Not  for everyday use, but adding a little baking soda to a bath once a week or so is a great way to keep skin clear.

Optional ingredients that  can be added for additional benefits:

  • Essential Oils– Any essential oil that is safe for skin use can be added to a salt bath. Since oil and water don’t mix, add the oil to the salt and then add to the water.
  • Spices– Sounds crazy, but many kitchen spices can be added to a bath for a soothing effect. Most common are cinnamon and ginger powder.
  • Oils– Adding oils to the salts helps moisturize skin and stops the drying effect of the salt. Some people find salt on its own too drying. Mixing in a little oil can help.

Bath Salts- Ingredients

Bath Salts- Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients in a medium size bowl.
  2. Store in an air-tight jar and use 1/4 cup per bath.

 

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