Just reading this DIY bath-salts recipe may make you feel more relaxed, especially since you might already have all you need to make it. This soothing addition to your soak is mostly made with Epsom salts, or magnesium sulfate, which are a classic (but unproven) folk remedy for everything from sore muscles to insomnia. Grandma would likely approve — and sometimes that’s all the comfort you need.
You can also scent your salts with aromatherapeutic essential oils such as stress-relieving lavender or mood-boosting peppermint. Add dried herbs from your garden, if you have them, for a bit of natural fragrance and beauty. Then, for a heart-warming dose of generosity, pack the salts into little glass jars tied with a ribbon to make lovely wellness gifts of bathtime bliss to leave at your friends’ and neighbors’ doorsteps.
No matter what, setting aside a half hour for a luxurious bath with self-made products can help you restore a much-needed sense of calm. Breathe in, breathe out, and just be in your birthday suit.
Makes 1.5 cups
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Transfer to a glass container with a tight-fitting lid.
Add approximately ½ cup of bath salts to warm running bath water.
Recipe courtesy of DIY Natural.