Nowadays, people are more stressed than ever, always in a hurry, trying to work deadlines, stuck in traffic, managing family issues. It often feels like taking care of oneself is never an option!
How many times did you ask yourself, when am I going to have time to relax? To have some “me” time? Or even to have a single, warm and long bath?
Winter is coming and with it comes the allergies, colds, dry skin and bath salts are a good option to make your bath more pleasant. They help you to relax, but most importantly, choosing the right ingredients can prepare your body to avoid or to help treat these unpleasant situations.
Today I’m going to teach you how to make your own bath salt! It’s super easy, affordable and fun to make it!
Before we start, I want you to get to know each ingredient:
- Epsom Salt – magnesium sulfate, a popular remedy that helps to relax muscles, soothe arthritis pain, swelling and detoxifies the body.
- Sea Salt – despite the culinary use, sea salt helps to clean the pores and also detoxifies the body.
- Baobab oil – as I like to call it, an African treasure! A rich oil full of Vitamins and Minerals, able to treat dry and itchy skin.
- Chamomile – a flower with proprieties to treat skin irritations
- Lemon Tea Tree essential oil – has a beautiful fragrance, but most important, provides a range of health benefits. Reduces headaches, relax muscles, improves respiratory functions and among many others.
Most ingredients we’re going to use are available at The Refillery!! Let’s go?
70g Epsom Salt
20g Coarse Sea Salt
6g Baobab oil
30/35 drops of Essential oil of your choice (in this recipe I used the Lemon Tea Tree)
Culinary scale, a spoon, a bowl and a small container with lid.
1-Using the scale, weight each ingredient accordingly.
2-Add the Essential oil to the Baobab oil.
3-In a bowl, mix well all ingredients; transfer the mixture into the container.
4-Sprinkle the salt in the warm bath before getting in.
Voilà & enjoy!
Recipe courtesy of Aline Formaggio | @laecocentrica