Thursday, March 17, 2016

Something new ~ bath salts

One of the nicest things about living in a old house is the wonderful built in clawfoot tub. The slanted back makes it extremely comfortable and the size is just right for me to stretch out and totally relax.

 After a day spent working in the garden a nice long soak is especially lovely and the addition of  a handful of bath salts and a touch of bubble bath can turn a simple bath into a fragrant, silky, luxury. Turning the lights down low, adding music and a glass of indulgence.

How this all ties together...

 ...well, when I was making Rose Cocktail for my roses a few weeks ago I did a little research on Epsom Salt, one of the ingredients, and also the main ingredient in bath salts, I learned that soaking in a bath including Epsom Salt helps sooth out sore muscles, softens skin, is an excellent way to exfoliate, and along with magnesium is a source of other trace elements. Unlike some things this is a pleasure that is good for you.

All of which led to...

the idea of making my own bath salts.

There were many different recipes on Pinterest, this very basic one is the one I used. You can add lots of other things including various herbs, rose petals, and oils. To add fragrance I used lavender oil but next time I might try something different. If you want them colored you can include food coloring. 

I substituted pink Himalayan sea salt for half of the rock salt to add a little color. I have several of these air-tight jars, but anything with a lid would be okay.

These were so easy to make...wouldn't they make nice hostess gifts.

You might want to give it a try.

Thank you for visiting. 
I hope all of your troubles soak away.


  1. Lovely post. I rarely take a bath as I prefer the shower, but when I'm sore, or very cold, or feeling sick, a soak in a hot bath is a wonderful thing. And I love using bath salts. I didn't realize Epsom salts were a key ingredient in commercial salts. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Your photos are always so lovely. I am tickled to have this recipe for the bath salts. I just found a hidden away jar similar to yours and was going to donate it, but now I have a purpose for it so it gets a reprieve. thanks for the information. I have been reading a book on magnesium and how important it is for the body.

  3. I like the sound of the very words 'bath salts'. I imagine that I'd choose lavender or perhaps verbena. I like to bathe. Showers are for the workaday world but bathing is for my own time and a treat I give myself regularly.

  4. I love bath salts, but have never made any myself. Your recipe sounds very nice. I love taking baths, especially this time of the year when I can relax.

  5. I personally don't use bath salts since I don't really like to soak in a bath (I prefer showers), but as you said these would make lovely little gifts. I think I will give it a try. Thank you for the recipe.

  6. Thank you for sharing this recipe. Your bath tub is just beautiful. All your pictures are just stunning in this post.


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