Taking a bath for me is a luxury, and I only do it on special occasions to relax, or when I'm having severe menstrual cramps. I've taken to soaking my feet in a tub instead. It's almost as good, saves water, and is a great way to enjoy bath salts.
Many bath salts are packaged in singe-use plastic packages or in plastic tubs - definitely not worth the waste, as it's so simple to make our own artisan bath salts at home.
The ingredients are affordable, chemical free, and I'm able to purchase everything package-free by bringing my own containers to the bulk section. If you're unable to find these ingredients in bulk, try to avoid plastic packaging if possible.
1 & 1/2 cups epsom salt
1/2 cup sea salt
1/2 cup baking soda
20-25 drops essential oil
The Steps: 1. Combine the ingredients and mix thoroughly in a bowl, then stir in your favorite essential oil. 2. Transfer the salts to mason jars and that's it! I use 1/4 cup per bath, and 2 tablespoons per foot soak.
Hot Tip: I wanted to make different essential oil blends for each jar of salts, so I evenly distributed the salts, and added the essential oils blends directly to each jar and then mixed them up. I added dried roses, a dried slice of lemon, & dried lavender to some of my salts.
Essential Oil Combinations
For relaxation: Lavender & Rose, Lavender & Bergamot, Ylang Ylang & Rose
To clear sinuses & open lungs: Eucalyptus & Peppermint, Rosemary & Thyme, Tea Tree & Lavender
For mental clarity & alertness: Lemon & Peppermint or Lemon & Rosemary
To restore calm: Geranium & Rose