BASIC BATH SALTS:
- 1 cup Epsom salts
- 1 cup bi – carbonate soda (baking soda)
- 30 drops essential oil of lavender
Add essential oil to a small amount of baking soda and using a mortar and pestle, grind the essential oil into the powder, then add this to the balance of powders and combine well. Place into chosen containers. Use ½ cup per bath.
NOTE: baking soda reduces acidity in the body and is excellent for rheumatism, pain, gout, eczema and psoriasis. Epsom salts is magnesium sulphate, which deeply relaxes muscles and tissues. It is also helpful to draw toxins from the body. Most helpful for all types of pain, anxiety and tension.
Well made bath salts can have a remarkable healing, energizing or detoxifying effect on the body, depending on your recipe and we will feature some recipes in this issue and many more in our next issue. Bath salts may also be used as foot baths for those not able to use a full bath. Soaking either way needs to be for at least ½ hour, preferably longer if possible. The addition of dried herbs, French clays, salts, solids, oils and pure essential oils to bath salts changes the therapeutic effects, depending on the activities and benefits of the added ingredients. Please do not be tempted to add food colours to your bath salts as these may be quite toxic to some people and may also stain your bath. Colour may be achieved with totally natural ingredients, such as dried herbs, many of which have strong colours (such as beetroot powder, chlorophyll etc) or with beautiful French clays or natural dye ingredients. (All available in our store) NOTE: we also carry Epsom salts and baking soda in 1kg amounts.