Have you ever passed one of those fancy bath stores and just sighed because you don’t have the money to blow at the time. I love pampering myself in the tub but when money is tight I am sure not blowing what we do have on something we don’t need. But as parents we all know that a little pampering can go a long way in making it through the day. I don’t know how many times I have said I can’t wait to take a bath tonight!! The kids are sleeping and it’s time for a little me time.
Well I have decided that I will no longer go without a little pampering but the way I figure it is if I can make the products myself then it won’t cost near as much and I won’t have to feel bad about “wasting money”. Here is a recipe so you can make some too! Let me know how it works for you…..
- 1 cup Epsom salts*
- 1/2 cup kosher salt
- 1 quart-size, freezer-grade re-sealable plastic bag
- Food coloring
- Essential oils**
- Baking sheet
- Wax paper
- Mason jar, for storage
- Place both salts into the plastic bag.
- Add one drop of food coloring, close the bag and shake to distribute color. Repeat this process until the desired color is achieved throughout the salt.*
- Add a couple drops of essential oil to the bag, seal and shake to distribute the scent. Repeat this process until the desired scent is achieved, about 5-10 drops.
- Spread out the salts on a wax paper-lined baking sheet and allow them to dry for 1-2 hours to reduce clumping
- Carefully pour the salts into the jar with a funnel, then screw the lid tightly to preserve the scent.
A Few Things To Keep In Mind!!
- Use just one drop of food coloring. When I tried to add more than that the salt started to dissolve.
- After soaking make sure you remember to drink plenty of water and you may want to use some lotion. Salt can dry your skin some.
- Keep out of reach of children