Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about natural products, and making more informed choices about the health and beauty products my family uses. I really never realised all of the toxins used in conventional drug-store products, so I’ve decided not to buy many of them anymore and opt for home-made and locally-made safer versions.
Slowly, I am starting to make some of my own beauty products. While food is normally the focus of my writing, these “recipes” are still share-worthy!
Here is a super-simple and super-cheap one for bath salts. My daughter and I whipped this together in minutes and will add pretty labels for gift-giving this Christmas! I might even pamper myself, and have a nice bath with them tonight.
Lavender Bath Salts
2 cups Epsom Salts
2 cups Coarse Sea Salts
1 1/2 cups Baking Soda
10 – 15 drops lavender essential oil
Combine all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Stir well, and combine. Pour into pretty glass jars, using a funnel. Decorate the jars with pretty labels for gift-giving.
Oh, thanks for bringing back memories! I remember the tall glass jars with fancy glass stoppers that my Grandma used to fill with her homemade bath salts. The salts were the prettiest pastel pink, blue, or mauve. She must have used a touch of food coloring. Grandma also would put oatmeal through the blender to a fine powder and make a mix with powdered skim milk, put it in colored netting bags tied with ribbon. I loved picking out a little bag to go in the bath water to help with itchy’s. Now that I’m a Grandma, going to have make some up!