DIY Relaxing Herbal Bath Salts
During a busy week, there's nothing more relaxing than soaking in a hot bath. Adding herbal salts to exfoliate and soothe your skin makes a hot bath even better. And we all have that someone on our list who's hard to buy for... so give them the gift of natural relaxation this year with some homemade herbal bath salts!
Bath Salts & Skin-Nourishing Oils
To make the best herbal bath salts, you need to start with great ingredients. Choose a moisturizing oil.
Jojoba oil -- For a luxurious feeling, try jojoba oil. Jojoba oil has anti-inflammatory qualities, making it a great addition for a soothing bath for eczema or even sunburns.
Almond oil -- Try almond oil for a spa-like feel. Almond oil is well known for its skin-refreshing properties. It leaves your skin baby soft after use.
Coconut oil -- Coconut oil also has some excellent skin-soothing properties. If you use Wildly Organic's centrifuge-extracted coconut oil, you will enjoy the faint scent of coconut in your bath salts.
Olive oil -- Olive oil is a more budget-friendly choice, yet still just as moisturizing.
Next, choose dried herbs. It's important to use only dried herbs, not fresh, in this preparation, as any water can cause the bath salts to spoil faster. My favorite herbs for bath salts are lavender, chamomile, and eucalyptus.
Lavender -- The earthy scent of lavender soothes frayed nerves.
Chamomile -- I love chamomile so much for it's relaxing properties. (It is heavenly in this hard lotion bar!).
Eucalyptus -- The scent of eucalyptus is great for colds and congestion. It releases its scent slowly into a hot bath and can really open things up when you're stuffy.
Let's Make Relaxing Herbal Bath Salts!The basic formula is:
- 1 cup oil
- 1/4 cup dried herb
- 8 ounces of unscented bath salts