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After a hard day in the garden there is nothing that I look forward to more than a nice long, relaxing soak in the bath.
Over the years I have tried all different bubble baths, bath bombs and bath salts. I can safely say bath salts are a firm favourite of mine, not only are they extremely relaxing your skin is as smooth as a babies bum!
There are a huge variety of bath salts on the market, you can even make your own depending on what mood your in.
Every bath salt base requires Epsom salts, you can choose to add other salt mixtures to give your bath salts additional benefits. Sea salt can be added for a finer grain, and pink Himalayan salt can be used to increase the mineral content of your bath salts.
You can create a scent-less bath salt mixture, however adding essential oils not only creates a lovely scented atmosphere to your bath they have health benefits too!
The most popular Essential oils to add to your bath salts are, lavender, rose, eucalyptus and peppermint. These all help to ease stress, invigorate your senses and focus your mind.
What is so great about creating your own bath scents is that you can really play around with scents, you only need a few drops of your chosen essential oil to ensure that your bath salts aren’t too overpowering.
You can even add some dried lavender or dried rose petals to your bath salts for the ultimate touch of luxury!
How to make your own bath salts
You will need one cup of sea salt, one cup of epsom salt, and a few drops of an essential oil of your choice (This is where you can choose to add dried herbs or flower buds for that extra special touch)
In a bowl, combine the salts together first. Then, slowly add your essential oils. Make sure to spread them thoroughly through the mixture. Mix well, so that all of your salts absorb all that lovely essential oil.
Finally, put your bath salts into an air tight container and store in a cool dry place, they will be ready to use straight away or on those days where bubble bath just will not cut it!
If you do not feel up to making your own bath salts but still want to enjoy the benefits, our bath salts are a wonderful alternative. There are all different varieties to suit your mood, they also smell absolutely amazing! Check them out here