I knew that some memory of something was sparked in the back of my mind every time I thought of “bath salts”. But I simply couldn’t put two and two together to figure it out. Thinking it was my mind playing tricks on me I didn’t do much to try to figure it out either.
But as I was writing my post, the computer suggested that I use the phrase “bath salts face eating”. Oh, yeah. That was it.
These are not the kind of bath salts that are going to turn you into a zombie. Instead they will help you feel fabulously soft and refreshed and ease those aching muscles. I’ve mentioned before that I have a super big thing for baths, to the extent that I have very high on the priorities list for my next home a bathtub where my knees aren’t up around my neck as I bathe. I even showed you how I make my similar fizzy bath bombs.
These are much easier to make and don’t require anything fancy, like citric acid, which is easy enough to get but I doubt you have lying around your home. Chances are you have most everything you need to get your bath salt on. Well, except maybe the fragrant oils, but as a few tutorials in h coming weeks will show you, a good set is something any crafty person should always have on hand!
To make your own non-face eating bath salts you will need:
- Epsom salts
- baking soda
- fragrant oils <– my favorite, tropical scents set
- food coloring (optional)
- containers to hold your bath salts
Add 1/3 cup of baking soda to 1 cup of Epsom salts and mix that stuff up really well.
Add a handful of drops of food coloring and anywhere from 5-15 drops of fragrant oil. I must admit that I LOVE having my skin plump with a pretty smell when I get out of the bath so I go a bit heavier than you might. Give a good stir to fully incorporate.
Keep adding a few more drops of food coloring until you are happy with the color. Don’t drop a bazillion in first go, though. Build up to the right color!
Put it in a pretty jar and you’re all set! This set smells like ‘Sun and Sand’ so I went with yellow to mimic the color of the sun!
And here we have Acai berry in a pretty purple. See how there is an occasional red speck up in there? It’s really easy to do. Get the color you want and then add the second color you want specks of. Let it sit for several minutes (I do about 30) and then stir. The color will set in the salt pieces a bit better and the color will be retained rather than changing up the color of the entire batch.
And here we have Coconut Cream scented bath salts in a fun color that reminds me of blue coconut snow cones! To get a much darker color, measure out your baking soda first and color it to your liking. A bit of the color will rub off on the salts but most will stay vibrant in the baking soda!
If you make a batch a bit bigger than your containers, the rest can be stored in sandwich bags!
These jars of the pretty stuff make fantastic gifts. I betcha anybody you gift some smell good bath salts would love to get them as a gift again!