DIY: Make Your Own Bath Salts

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These are ready for gift-giving!

One of my favorite things to do after a long cold day is to soak in a hot bath. Preferably with scented bath salts! Bath and Body Works has some of the best salts that I have ever tried. The eucalyptus scent is my favorite.

The ingredients in the salts are really great for your body. Epsom salt, one of the main parts in this recipe, has countless health benefits!

It relaxes the nervous system, cures skin problems, soothes back pain and aching limbs, eases muscle strain, heals cuts, treats cold and congestion, and draws out toxins from the body.

{No wonder soaking in that tub feels great!}

One major setback is the price of those salts –yikes. They can really break your bank. But, thankfully, now – you can make your own bath salts. It will slice the price in half.

This little bath salt mix  is a great gift for yourself and others. Hello – Christmas presents!

You will need (this is for one mix, roughly one mason jar): 2 cups Epsom salt, ½ cup sea salt, 2 tbsp. baking soda, food coloring and your choice of essential oils (peppermint, orange, cinnamon…etc.)

First, pour the 2 cups of Epsom salt into a bowl (this is like $3.09 at the store – for a whole bag!). Add in the ½ cup of sea salt (you can use the pink Himalayan salt – for the sake of gaining the pink color, if you use this – don’t use the food coloring.) Drop in the 2 tbsp. of baking soda. Then mix this up together.

I stirred it together with a huge fork. You just want to make sure all the clumps are out and all the ingredients are mixed together. Now for the food coloring – squeeze out 3 drops with the color of your preference. Lastly, drip about 4-5 drops of your essential oil. Mix this in together thoroughly.

Now, all you have to do is pack this mixture into the mason jars. For gifts, tie a little twine bow around the Mason jar, and add a little gift tag. Beautiful! Moms, grandmothers, sisters and aunts will love this!

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