Want a wonderful, relaxing Spa experience in your home? Look no further than a lovely herbal bath salt. Here are a few of the ingredients that I particularly enjoy:
Epsom salt, or magnesium sulfate, is a pure, naturally occurring compound with dozens of uses. You may have heard of Epsom salt baths, which people have used for centuries as a natural pain remedy. Epsom salt is so useful because it’s a safe, inexpensive, and easy to find source of magnesium and sulfur—two minerals that are essential to human health and offer a multitude of other benefits. Magnesium helps regulate the activity of more than 300 enzymes in the body. A deficiency can contribute to high-blood pressure, hyperactivity, heart problems and more. Sulfate (a compound ion of sulfur and oxygen) helps flush toxins and is vital to skin, joint and bone health.
Himalayan Sea Salt is said to be useful for detoxification. Due to our daily routines, moisturizers and soaps can inhibit the body from being able to release unwanted substances. By allowing the pores to open, our bodies can be enabled to release toxins through the skin. Not only does Himalayan sea salt help draw out toxins, it also is said to assist the body in reenergizing the body.
- Food processor (this is optional, but does allow more surface area to be available for maximum extraction)
- Clear jar for storage of the salts
- 3”X5” muslin bag to keep the herbs contained and out of your plumbing system
- 1 cup Epsom salt
- 1 cup Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
- 1/8 cup each dried lavender buds, chamomile flowers & rose petals
- 2 T. baking soda
Individually, place each herb into your food processor. Pulse to just chop herb a bit smaller, if desired. Blend all ingredients together in a bowl and then place in a clean jar or jars.
Put 1/4 – ½ cup salts into a small muslin bag and place the bag into tub or hang from the faucet and run warm water.
Wonderful organic dried herbs can be obtained online at places like MountainRoseHerbs.com; PacificBotanicals.com; and through various sources on Amazon. Just always be sure to use herbs that have not been sprayed by pesticides.