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How to make Bathtime salts?

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Learn how to make your own relaxing bath salts

Whether you’ve had a bad day or you just want a moment to relax, taking a bath is always THE right answer—especially once winter hits. But what could make it even more enjoyable?? Why not try one of our recipes for handmade bath salts!

Bath salts are very relaxing, easy to make, and will undoubtedly become one of your favourite products… They’re definitely one of ours!

These recipes have the advantage of being entirely customizable! In other words, you can tailor them to your own liking. Do you feel like woodsy scents for a nature escape? A lively, fruity aroma with golden hues to rejuvenate you? Or maybe an intoxicating perfume with warm colours and rose petals for a romantic bath? Anything is possible!

There’s just one thing left to do: follow your desires and create the bath salts recipe that suits you!

Discover our handmade bath salts recipes

Before you begin

If you wish to mix your bath salts by hand, make sure to wear gloves.

Main Ingredients

Optional ingredients

Tools

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Good to know!

  • Salts are rich in minerals that soften and hydrate your skin. All are different and each salt has its own specific properties. For example, Dead Sea salt is hygroscopic; it absorbs humidity from the air. To prevent your bath salts from clumping, mix Dead Sea salt with another salt (for example, Epsom salt).
  • You don’t always have to mix a coarse salt with a fine salt. You can simply make a coarse salt mix, for example.
  • Essential oils float on water and may irritate the skin if not diluted. This is why we recommend mixing them with an equal part of aromatic essences, which are already blended in a vegetable oil base. If you do not wish to add aromatic essences, you can replace them with an equal portion of vegetable oil.
  • Keep in mind that flower petals will float to the water’s surface… If the idea of a beautiful line of petals forming around your tub after the water is drained doesn’t appeal to you, we suggest you either omit them from your recipe or place your bath salts in a small bag (muslin or organza sachet) and put the bag directly in the bath water.
  • If you wish to add essential oils from the spice family (cinnamon, clove…), be careful that they do not make up more than 0.5% of the total recipe, as they are dermocaustic (cause skin irritation).
  • If you would like to add citrus essential oils to your bath salts, keep in mind that they usually have degreasing properties. They may therefore dry out sensitive skin.

Recipe template

recipe template Bathtime salt

Steps to follow

  1. Prepare and sterilize your equipment and workspace.
  2. Weigh the aromatic essences (AE) and essential oils (EO) and mix them together. Weigh the vegetable oils, add the vitamin E, and incorporate this into the AE and EO mixture.
  3. Weigh your salts and your powders in a bowl.
  4. With a pipette, add the mixture of vegetable oils, AE, and EO to the salts in several stages, mixing with your hands or a spoon between each addition.
  5. If needed, weigh the herbs or petals, add them to the rest, and mix.
  6. Next, with a small sieve, sprinkle a bit of mica of the colour of your choosing on top of the salt. Do not add too much or you risk coating your tub with sparkles! The effect is quite pretty but not always easy to clean. You can also colour your bath salts with liquid colourants; in which case, add the colourant drop by drop until the desired effect is reached. Clays can also be used to lightly colour your handmade bath salts.
  7. When all the ingredients are incorporated, continue to mix well for about a minute, depending on the desired colour effects.
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  8. All that’s left is to place your salts in the containers and voila, you’re set!

Bath salts recipe ideas

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Rose de toi

A walk in the woods

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Storage and Use

Store the salts in an airtight container. They will keep for 3 to 6 months.

If you don’t add soap to your bath water or include any mica in your recipe, you will not need to rinse off after your bath. This way, you can retain the benefits of the salts and essential oils. Simply dry yourself off by lightly dabbing your body with a towel; do not rub your skin too hard.

This brings our article on “how to make bathtime salts” to an end. Now it’s your turn! Please feel free to share your bath salts recipes with us; they may inspire others.
Relax and enjoy your bath!

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