Having a warm water bath is one of the best ways to relax after a long and tiring day. In order to make your bath even more enjoyable, you can make use bath salts.
Instead of using commercially available bath salts, you can very well make bath salts at your home itself.
Homemade bath salts do not contain chemicals which can harm you or the environment. The minerals contained in the homemade bath salts will be absorbed by your skin and will thus soothe your tired and achy muscles.
The bath salts will also help in absorbing the toxins and flushing them out from your body. They will also hydrate your skin and make it soft. These homemade bath salts also serve as excellent gift items.
The main ingredient used in making bath salts is Epsom salts. Epsom salts contains magnesium sulfate which lends bath salts its therapeutic properties. People with dry skin can also add sea salt along with Epsom salt in the preparation of bath salts.
In order to make bath salts , you have to mix together one cup of sea salt with half a cup of Epsom salts and 2 teaspoons of baking soda. To this mixture you can add essential oils like lavender oil or sweet almond oil so as to give it the required fragrance.
In order to make your bath salts moisturizing, you can add glycerin to it. Addition of half a teaspoon of ground oatmeal to the bath salts will help in making your skin silky smooth. Finally, you can give your bath salt the color of your choice by adding to it a few drops of liquid food color.
There are many precautions you should follow while using bath salts. Avoid using bath salts if there are any open or unhealed wounds in your body. Pregnant women and people with diabetes and blood pressure are also advised against using bath salts.
Also do make sure that you add to the water the exact quantity of bath salts as excessive amount may lead to skin irritations. For a tub of bath water, you should only add a quarter cup of bath salts. You should also store the bath salts in an air tight container to avoid it from getting spoil.
Thus by using homemade bath salts, you can make your bath a rejuvenating and refreshing experience.