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How to Make Your Own Sandalwood Bath Salts
Make Bath Salts By The Bucket Full At Home
Why Make Bath Salts?
Making your own scented bath salts could not easier for those who enjoy a relaxing soak in the bath. Made in minutes it requires very few ingredients, equipment and you are in complete control what goes into the salts. No hidden dangerous chemicals or toxins.
Although we have become more of a quick shower loving population, taking the time to de-stress and relax the muscles in a long leisurely bath, is so much more beneficial to mind and body.
The beauty with creating your own bath salts is it’s pretty hard to get wrong.
In fact it’s so simple, it makes for an ideal project for children to get involved in making and a lovely jar of sandalwood scented bath salts makes a great gift idea that any bath lover will adore.
What are Bath Salts?
Essentially bath salts are exactly that . . . salts for the bath.
With the main ingredient being salt, what type of salt may I use, I hear you say.
Well, after doing some extensive research on bath salts, all the obvious salt suspects emerged as popular choices, including Epsom salt, Himalayan rock salt, sea salt, rock salt or even a combination of these may be used together in the bath.
Many are widely found in supermarkets, grocery stores, health food stores and online with websites such as eBay and do not have to be costly.
Epsom Salt a Popular Choice
Benefits of Bath Salts ~
- Stimulates circulation
- Eases tension
- Helps purify the skin of toxins
- Reduces muscular aches and pains
- Helps fade bruising and minor scars
- Relieves back and leg pains
- Reduces arthritic inflammation
- Body exfoliation, particularly good for feet and elbows
- Essential oils will increase level of relaxation and de-stressing
Sandalwood Essential Oil
Sandalwood is an essential oil extracted from the bark and chips of the Sandalwood tree.
It is one of the few aromatic woods which will keep its fragrance for years and Sandalwood oil is extracted from the bark by steam distillation.
Benefits of Sandalwood ~
- Natural Antiseptic
- Anti Inflammatory
- Anti Spasmodic
- Astringent Properties
- Soothes irritated skin
- Fades scars
- Helps reduce high blood pressure
- Induces Calm and Relaxation
Note of caution – when used directly on the skin it must always be diluted with carrier oil.
How to make Bath Salts ~
Bath Salts Poll ~
Fancy Giving This a Go?
Himalayan Rock Salt (Epsom salt or Sea salt may be used instead)
Sandalwood Essential Oil (better to use than fragrance oil)
Food Colouring of choice
What You Will Need:
Mixing bowl (large enough for quantity being made)
Glass jar with lid (recycle any glass jars at home)
- To judge the quantity of salt needed, pour salt into the clean glass jar to be used and then into the mixing bowl. If making a batch with different sized jars, repeat this for all different sized jars.
- Add a drop of food colouring and stir. If a stronger shade is required, add another drop and mix well until evenly distributed.
- Add a few drops of Sandalwood and stir well. Keep adding a drop at a time until you can smell without having to bend down over the bowl.
- Transfer your bath salts into your jar and close the lid.
- Voila! Homemade bath salts are ready – ENJOY!
- Make as gifts for birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas or even as a simple thank you gift.
- Getting married? Small glass jars filled would be great wedding favors.
- Children could benefit from the making and from learning about the ingredients.
- Looking for a product to make quickly and cheaply to sell on a market stall, online or direct to stores? This is an ideal place to start that has minimum costs and great mark up potential for the seller.
- Experiment with different essential oils and salts. Match up fragrances with coloring, e g – Lavender essential oil is great with purple colorings and Citrus oils look fresh and vibrant in yellow and green tones.
- Add flowers and petals for added interest, texture and fragrance. Good examples are lavender, rose petals, hibiscus or even lemon or orange finely grated into citrus based bath salts. Experiment and have fun creating your own signature scented range.
- Leave a small gap at the top of the jar and pop a clean shell in that can be the scooper. Children size measuring cups or kitchen accessories could also look funky as salt scoopers that could be tied around the jar with a ribbon or string.
Making Sandalwood Bath Salts is ultra simple, ultra cheap and ultra cool so give it a try, if not for yourself; definitely try it as a gift Idea.
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