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Stress-Relieving Wintertime Bath Soak Recipe



Bath salts are incredibly, super, extra easy to make. Like, you can stir up a huge batch in less time than it takes to read this post. After all the holiday craziness, that's a good thing. Because you probably aren't feeling up to spending a ton of time crafting stuff anymore. You're ready to R E L A X. And, honestly, you deserve it.

That's why you need some bath salts in your life. If you've never tried them, they're amazing.

Besides making a nice warming bath on a cold winter's day, salt baths help to relax muscles, remove toxins from the body, and soften the skin.

The recipe below is so simple, so feel free to change up the colors and scents to give it your own special twist. Try layering red and white and scenting with peppermint, or orange and green scented with orange and spearmint.

Or you could go all-out with seven, eight, or more neon wild colors and call it unicorn bath soak. Kids love to do this and the results are always spectacular!

RECIPE: Wintertime Bath Soak
Use this recipe as a jumping off point for your own creativity. The recipe below makes 1 quart jar or 2 pint jars of bath salts.

4 cups medium grain sea salt or Epsom salts
1 teaspoon sweet almond oil
1 teaspoon Evergreen or Pine fragrance oil OR 25 drops each eucalyptus and juniper essential oils
3-4 drops green soap colorant or food coloring

Step 1: Pour salt into a large bowl. Add the sweet almond oil and stir very well, until it coats the salt.  Next, add in the fragrance oil and stir until well blended.

Step 2: Measure out 2 cups of this salt mixture and put in a separate bowl and set aside. This will be your white colored layer. While stirring, add 3 or 4 drops green food coloring into the first bowl. Continue stirring until the color is evenly distributed (this could take a minute or two, so be patient).

Step 3: Measure the green and white salts into your jars in alternating layers. Affix a lid and, if you're giving as a gift, a cute ribbon and label.

To use:  Pour 1/2 cup salt into warm running bathwater. Soak for at least 20 minutes.

Yield: 1 quart, enough for 8 baths

Shelf life: 10 to 12 months


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