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How 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.

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About The Author

Rebecca Dillon is the owner of Rebecca's Soap Delicatessen - - 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


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