D.I.Y Bath Salts
These make a great gift for that bath loving friend. To make your own bath salts you will need the following :
- 2- 3 Cups Epsom Salts
- 1 Cup Sea Salt
- 1 Tbsp Borax or Baking soda
- Water and gel food coloring (optional)
- Mason Jars
To make your own bath salts, or make them as a gift for a friend, take 3 cups of Epsom salt and mix thoroughly with 1 cup of seat salt and 1 tbsp Borax or Baking Soda.
Yes I mean the "laundry" Borax.
Borax contains the mineral Boron, which is found in certain Hot Springs, and is very beneficial to the skin.
According to Dr.Axe, it has many more uses than just for skin. Boron helps to prevent conditions like
- Osteoporosis and weak or broken bones
- Low concentration or “brain fog”
- Poor memory
- Signs of aging on the skin
- Worsened menopausal and PMS symptoms
- Weak muscles
- Stomach and digestive parasites
- Candida infection and yeast infections
- Eye infections
Next mix in your choice of essential oils. And voila you've got a great home made gift for your friends!
If you wish to color your salts, Mix desired amount of gel food coloring with 1 tbsp water, whisk until completely dissolved, and mix with salts.
However if you color your salts, you have to spread them out on a lined cookie sheet in an even layer to dry completely before packaging. About 3-4 hours.
Pour your new bath salts into your mason jars, and decorate as you please.