Makin' bath salts
Updated: Oct 27, 2020
Winter is coming!...
How do you spend your Sunday evenings if it isn't in a bath with a hot chocolate (or red wine!) and some good music relaxing ahead of the week that awaits us?
Well we wanted to just share the *very easy* way that you can make your own bath salts!
Why should I use bath salts?
Not only are they super relaxing, but they are believed to provide several health benefits;
*muscle pain & stiffness
*stiff aching joints
*anxiety and stress
*skin conditions, such as eczema
*dry and itchy skin
What do I need?
So, we like to use Epsom salts - which is made of both magnesium & sulfate, which allows for minerals to draw out toxins from the body. There are so many benefits to Epsom salts - you can read more here.
We add a bit of Himalayan salt - for most of the same reasons as above!
That's all you really need - but I get a bit excited here. I'm a tea lover - so very often I'll end up throwing in the contents of some teabags depending on what I feel like I need;
Chamomile: the well known relaxing and calming tea, works wonders on your body too! It's soothing for irritated and sensitive skin. It helps to reduce redness and is antibacterial, helping to minimize scars and marks.
Rose petals: rosewater soothes irritated skin, brightens your complexion and tightens pores for a smooth appearance.
Peppermint: known to rejuvenate and refresh.
Honey: acts an antioxidant and a healing agent for dry or damaged skin.
Basically which ever tea bags you've got left over - chuck 'em in. Elle agrees!
If you're feeling super fancy you can add some olive oil to your bath too - you can also add almond oil, oatmeal, or powdered milk to bath salts to soothe and moisturize the skin.
The possibility is endless! Now go, light that candle - stir those salts together and enjoy 🌱