Making Your Own Aromatherapy Bath Salts
Making your own bath salts is an excellent way to practice aromatherapy at home. Bath salts are surprisingly inexpensive to make and require no harsh ingredients. In actuality, bath salts contain baking soda, table salt, and epsom salt as their primary components. These items are readily available at local grocery and retail stores and are safe to use. Certain bath products found in the majority of retail stores contain harsh, skin-irritating ingredients. The benefit of making your own bath salts is that you have control over the ingredients and can rest assured that they are safe.
Individuals can create their own aromatherapy bath salts using a large mixing bowl and a spoon or similar implement. In the mixing bowl, add three cups of epsom salt, two cups of baking soda, and one cup of table salt. After each ingredient has been added, begin mixing the mixture by hand or with a spoon. After mixing, gradually add food coloring to the mixture. Normal food coloring can be used and should be added according to the desired hue of the bath salts. Adding more drops will darken the color, while fewer drops will lighten it. Some people enjoy mixing the colors to create a unique hue, but this must be done before adding the coloring to the mixing bowl with the other ingredients.
In the final step, essential oils are added until the desired aroma is achieved. Using your own judgment is the most accurate method for determining when a scent is optimal. Bath salts should be heavily scented so that less salt is required for each bath, thereby allowing them to last longer.
Using the steps and ingredients outlined previously, you can also use a bowl with a lid and shake the mixture, food coloring, and essential oils until they are thoroughly combined. This will save you time from stirring, but the process for making your own aromatherapy bath salts is otherwise identical.
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