I’m so excited to be back sharing new content with everyone.
I know some of us may still be trying to purge and cleanse some of the energies that 2019 left us with, and what better way than to take a literal, nice, cleansing bath with some yummy bath salts, right?
Well, I’m here to give you the scoop on the recipe that I’ve been using for myself. A couple of tips before starting out:
- If you use fresh herbs in the mix, the moisture in the herbs will affect the bath salts and make them clump up or harden a bit. If you don’t mind this, then by all means go ahead, as the bath salts will absorb the herbs’ nutrients. If you like your bath salts loose, use dried herbs/flowers to keep them drier.
- Ideally, store them in an airtight container to preserve them better.
- Make sure the bowl or container you use after mixing the salts with essential oils is clean, clean, clean after you’re done with it, if you wish to use it for anything other than bath salts. If the container or bowl isn’t cleansed properly, some essential oils may still linger in it. And, since not all essential oils (or quality of) are meant to be ingested… well, let’s just be safe.
- If you want to charge your bath salts with high vibration, you can make sure that your own energy is calm and balanced. Before starting, light some incense (lavender, sandalwood or nag champa), put 528 Hz frequencies on and set an intention on every step of the recipe. Try to connect with the plant elementals you’re working with and ask them for their support in your intention.
This recipe makes over 16 ounces of finished bath salts.
Tools you’ll need:
- Mortar and pestle
- Medium glass bowl or container
- Airtight container (aproximately 16 ounces)
- Spoon, fork or whisk
- 1.5 cups Epsom salt
- 1/2 cup coarse sea salt
- 1/4 cup Himalayan salt or Black salt
- 1/4 cup baking soda
- 1 cup of herbs/flowers of choice
- 5-7 drops of essential oils of choice
(For skin nourishing bonus: Add 1/2 cup of oats)
Now, let’s get started!
- Place the sea salt in the mortar along with the herbs and grind it, not too hard, just enough pressure to break the herbs/flowers a little bit appart so that their aroma can transfer on to the sea salt. This step also helps to refine the coarse sea salt a bit.
(If you have a small mortar, like myself, divide the herbs and sea salt into small batches so that they won’t tip over or overfill the mortar)
- Mix the Epsom salts, sea salt with herbs, himalayan/black salt and baking soda together in the glass container. Mix thouroughly with your hands.
- Once everything is mixed well (no clumps), you can go ahead and add your preferred essential oils. If you’re using more than one, adjust the drop count accordingly. For example: If you’d use rosemary and lavender, instead of 7 drops each, you’d add 3.5 drops of each.
Of course this is flexible, as some of us like our scents a bit stronger. Just make sure to add little by little so that it doesn’t become overwhelming.
(if you don’t have much experience with blends, I’ll leave a couple of suggestions below).
- Mix it up. Well. Make sure the oils are dispersing evenly into the mix, avoid oils clumping in one single place. You can mix it with your hands (preferably with latex gloves) or using a spoon, fork or whisk. Once you see and smell that the oils are well blended, transfer the mix into the airtight container. Store the container in a cool, dry place. And that’s it!
For the herb & oil connoisseurs, I’m sure you know which blend to do. However, for those of you looking for a little inspiration, I’ll share some of my favorite blends to try out!
I will just leave some suggestions, you can pick and choose from each one in the blend, it doesn’t mean you absolutely must use them all in a single blend.
Herbs: Lavender, chamomile, linden flower, valerian.
Essential oils: Lavender, sandalwood, frankincense.
Herbs: Peppermint, rosemary, sage, mint.
Essential oils: Orange, lemon, lime, grapefruit, tangerine, lemongrass, peppermint.
(You also include dried orange, lemon or tangerine peels)
Herbs: Basil, oregano, chamomile, lavender, calendula, peppermint, chickweek.
Essential oils: Lavender, eucaliptus, frankincense, rosemary, peppermint, clary sage.
(You can include dried ginger and a few cloves)
I hope you guys enjoy this article, and of course… your bath! I’ll be returning soon with a list of flower and herb benefits too.