Herbal bath salts can be quite a luxury to have in your bathroom. Using them while taking a very indulgent and lengthy dip in a tub can be quite hard to envision when you’re thinking about the usually insane price tags on wellness products, but don’t fret! Herbal bath salts can be made in the convenience of your own home. You just have to know how to use them and combine them in a usable form.
The use of herbs and scents in bath salts has always been done in the past. There are just companies that specialize in this products and they totally make a killing with the way they charge for products just makes you think twice on whether or not you want to spend top dollar for their wares. But just the same, herbal salts are still very relaxing to have in your bath tub. The aromatherapy properties of the bath salts can also be quite pleasurable to the nose and can really soothed stressed muscles and minds.
If you want to save money on bath products and come up with good herbal bath salts yourself, follow these steps:
- Take the right amount of salts. Bath salts are usually made out of equal parts of sea salt and Epsom salt. The latter is known as a very good muscle relaxant so after a hectic and busy day, taking a dip in a tub with Epsom salt can be quite invigorating experience. Aside from easing up tense and tired muscles, it is also known to reduce the amount of adrenaline in the body as well as lower the blood pressure. Sea salt and Epsom salt can be bought in any specialty store. Go to flea markets to get the best deal.
- Add a scent. This is where the herbal element comes in Adding a scent to the salts would not only calm your spirit, it would also be a pleasant olfactory sensation. Just use the essential oil that you like the most. You may get any essential oils that you like. The ones that have been known to really calm people down include lavender, eucalyptus and sandalwood. You can also add a hint of peppermint if you really want a strong hit.
- Add glycerine. Adding this ingredient makes the whole combination of salts and scents behave like a conventional bath salt. It also makes the bath salt more shiny and more presentable.
- Add a bit of color. Non-toxic food coloring would work perfectly for this purpose. Using a faint shade of pink or green would be very appealing. Most bath products are already colored this way so this can really make your new product look like the commercially-produced ones.