to Make Orange-Eucalyptus Bath Salts
By Rebecca Dillon
Edited by Linda Kevich
When making your own bath salts and scrubs, the first thing to keep
in mind is that you should always use only Dead Sea salts or epsom
salts. Dead Sea Salts contain a considerably smaller proportion of
sodium chloride than other salts. Sodium chloride does not offer
therapeutic benefits, and can actually be harmful to people with high
blood pressure and edema. Salts such as regular sea salts, solar
salt, kosher salt, and rock salt are made up of about 80% sodium chloride.
On the other hand, the balance of magnesium, potassium and calcium
chlorides, and a comparatively high concentration of bromides in Dead
Sea Salts are what make them beneficial. And recent studies show that
bromides are a healing factor for psoriasis.
Epsom salts are also made up of magnesium sulfate. This ingredient is
what pulls soreness from muscles, making them great for combating
stress and soothing aches and pains. The magnesium also aids in the
removal of acids through the skin.
Now, here's a recipe so you can make your own luxurious, fabulous
smelling bath salts!
Orange-Eucalyptus Bath Salts
Winter weather can take its toll on you, and when it does,
orange-Eucalyptus bath salts will provide comfort and relaxation.
Lift your spirits, ease muscle aches, and help clear nasal passages
when nursing a cold with this bath salt blend.
a.. 1 Cup Fine Sea Salt
b.. 1/2 tsp Liquid Glycerin
c.. 1/2 Cup Epsom Salts
d.. 8 drops eucalyptus essential oil
e.. 8 drops sweet orange essential oil
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well. To use, simply
add 4 to 6 Tablespoons of salts to a hot tub. Keep unused salts
sealed in an airtight container.
Where to Next?
Rebecca Dillon is the owner of Rebecca's Soap
Delicatessen - www.soapdelicatessen.com - which contains a wide
selection of free soap, bath and body recipes, a soapmaking forum,
and regular contests. For even more bath
salt recipes and a list of suppliers, visit Rebecca's Soap
Delicatessen at http://www.soapdelicatessen.com
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