Homemade Bath Salts
Bath salts are surprisingly simple to make, and can be appreciated by anybody on your holiday gift list. The Epsom salts in this mix will do wonders for tired muscles, and we’ve come up with some variations that are less flowery than your traditional bath salts. But hey, if flowery is your thing, go for it!
One of the great things about homemade bath salts is how easy they are to customize. We like to make up a big batch of the base mixture, then divide it and add different ingredients and essential oils to the smaller amounts. That way you can make small batches that suit the tastes of everybody on your list, from your best friend with his secret love of lavender, to your sister-in-law who will choose rosemary over roses any day. And for those who are bothered by scent or just prefer to keep it simple, the base recipe is luxurious enough on its own.
Make sure that you have airtight containers on hand for storing your bath salts, or to present them as gifts. Small glass jars are a common choice for showing off the beauty of your finished salts. Plastic can be a safer choice for the bathroom, but be sure your containers are PET plastic as essential oils can degrade other plastics. Commercial beauty products are often sold in PET plastic containers – save them up, take off or cover the labels, and reuse them for your own bath salts!