Herbal bath salts can bring a whole new dimension to a bath, be it soothing, relaxing, invigorating, or whatever mood is desired.
This easily-prepared bath product is also an inexpensive gift to give to friends and family.
Making herbal bath salts is an enjoyable and simple process that can be done from one’s home. One of the easiest herbal remedies to prepare, bath salts made with organic herbs are also one of the most enjoyable.
Mood Enhancement and Healing Properties
Special bath blends can easily be tailored to meet a certain mood, or to reach a specific healing need.
Depending on the type of bath salts you wish to experience, a recipe is created by blending salts, clays, herbs, and organic essential oils to achieve different looks, effects, and scents, and are simply dissolved in the bath water. Making herbal bath salts allows for customization of types of herbs used for different experiences. It’s also an inexpensive and appreciated handmade gift for family and friends.
Picking the Right Herbs
Dried herbs added to a bath salts recipe increase the appeal and aroma of the product. Be sure to enclose lose herbs in a small mesh bag as to not clog the drain of the bathtub.
The choices are plentiful when selecting herbs to add to bath salts. Chamomile and valerian are wonderful relaxing herbs, while eucalyptus, lavender, mint, rosemary, or peppermint are great at stimulating. Two wonderful healing herbs are comfrey and yarrow. Chamomile, thyme, and calendula work wonders to soothe aches and irritated skin.
How to Make Herbal Bath Salts
Mountain Rose Herbs offers this instructional video, Herbal Basics: Making Herbal Bath Salts which depicts an excellent demonstration with recipes for creating your own organic salts for bathing at home. Viewers are shown the steps in preparing the soothing salts, the best organic herbal ingredients, and equipment needed. Viewers also learn some useful hints and tips on storing and a variety of uses for the bath salts you learn to create.
Bath salts made with organic herbs added to the bath offer both a healing and a nourishing experience. They are simple to make, simple to give, and simple to enjoy.