One of the most delectable things you can do for yourself and your body is to soak in a bath with some homemade bath salts. Epsom Salts are the crystal form of magnesium sulfate. The crystals gently exfoliate your skin while smoothing away roughness and dryness. The magnesium in the Epsom Salts is a miracle mineral that has been shown to provide stress relief, relax the muscles and relieve any kind of muscle ache (especially from over-exercising), lower blood pressure and calm a weary mind (see Previous Post - M is for Magnesium – Miracle Mineral).
Epsom Salts are a really inexpensive product to use for your homemade bath salts. If you want to get a little fancier, you can buy Dead Sea Salts which have been used for centuries for their excellent therapeutic value.
Pour two cups of Epsom or Dead sea bath salts into a clean container and add a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Close the container and shake well. Let the mixture sit overnight if possible and shake one more time before adding to your bath.
For a more moisturizing blend, you can add some jojoba oil or coconut oil to the mix.
- a cupful of Epsom Salt
- two drops of your favorite essential oil
- two to three drops of Jojoba oil
- one tablespoon of baking soda (optional)
Blend everything together and let it sit overnight. Add to your bath after shaking. For a wonderful gift, tie the whole thing up with a pretty ribbon. Your friends and family will love the Sumptuous Skin they get from Salt!