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Bath Salt Recipe Base

Posted on Jun 16, 2022

   Bath Salt Recipe Base

Baths salts are and easy and fun product to make at home and can be customised in so many different ways.  Start with our basic base recipe and substitute your favourite oils, fragrances and botanicals to whatever suits your needs.

Ingredients

  • 100gms Epsom Salts
  • 100gms Pink Himalayan Salt
  • 100gms Dead Sea Bath Salt
  • 90gms Bicarbonate Soda
  • 20 ml carrier oil (optional)
  • Essential oils
  • Botanicals (optional)

Epsom Salts

 Epsom salts are widely used in bath preparations for their detoxifying properties and ability to soften water.  These salts release sulfate ions and magnesium when dissolved, and is believed to relieve muscle tension as it is absorbed into the skin.

 Pink Himalayan Salt

 These wonderful salts are widely used for consumption and bathing.  Himalayan salt is said to soothe the skin, regulate blood flow and exfoliate the skin.  Containing 84 trace minerals including iron, magnesium, calcium and potassium, this salt is a great one to add to any bath recipe.

Dead Sea Bath Salt

 Dead Sea Salt is well known for its exfoliating and therapeutic benefits.
It is used for relaxation & skin conditioning, but is also widely known for its detoxifying, healing, and restoring properties.  It contains 60% less sodium chloride than normal sea salt. 

Baking soda

The addition of baking soda to your bath salt recipe is for its hydrophilic properties.  Baking soda will help absorb the essential oils in your mix, helping it to keep smelling great for longer and also to help dispersing them in the bath.

 Carrier Oil

 This is an optional ingredient depending on what you are trying to create.  Carrier oils can be nourishing and very moisturising for the skin so if you are adding them to your salts be careful no to add too much.  You may also want to add around 2% of polysorbate 80 to help the oils and any colour you use to disperse in the water.

Botanicals 

Again these are optional.  They can make your salts look that little bit more attractive and luxurious and certainly give your bath that luxurious look and feel.

Dried flowers like lavender and rosemary can help leave your skin feeling hydrated and revitalised whilst creating feelings of positive energy and wellness.

Essential Oils

You can use any of your favourites in any combination that suits you but make sure you do your due diligence on each one.  Some essential oils can not be applied topically directly to the skin and others may cause skin irritation.  Combining your essential oils with a carrier oil in your salts will help protect the skin form coming into direct contact with the essential oils.

 Method

 

  1. In a glass bowl combine the salts and bicarb, stirring thoroughly until well mixed
  2. Add your carrier oil if using and essential oils and stir until the oils are fully absorbed
  3. Add any botanicals and stir carefully to incorporate these throughout the whole mix, being careful not to damage your petals and herbs.
  4. Spoon your mix into salt jars or other sealed container.

                                                                        

     Citrus Lift

                                  Ingredients
 
                              Basic salt recipe
                        Zest of 1 organic orange
                        Zest of 1 organic lemon
                       1 ml Orange Essential oil
                       1 ml Lemon Essential oil
                            1 ml Lavender oil
                                                                  20 mls Sweet Almond Oil

Method

  1. In a glass bowl combine the salts and bicarb, stirring thoroughly until well mixed
  2. Add your carrier oil and essential oils and stir until the oils are fully absorbed
  3. Add orange and lemon zest and stir carefully to incorporate these throughout the whole mix.
  4. Spoon your mix into salt jars or other sealed container.

 

 

Cleanse & Relax
 
Ingredients
 
Basic salt recipe
2 ml Lavender Essential oil
1 ml Eucalyptus Essential oil
20 mls Sweet Almond Oil
Dried lavender flowers
 

Method

  1. In a glass bowl combine the salts and bicarb, stirring thoroughly until well mixed
  2. Add your carrier oil and essential oils and stir until the oils are fully absorbed
  3. Add your lavender flowers and stir carefully to incorporate these throughout the whole mix.
  4. Spoon your mix into salt jars or other sealed container. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: Always do a skin test before making and using any product.  Adjust any quantities to suit your particular needs and skin conditions.  ACS accepts no responsibility for any outcomes relating to formulas or recipes.  Use at your own discretion.

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