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Friday, 14 October 2011

Bath Salts

Basic Bath Salts
from Gerry McCarthy, Leyden House Ltd. Brochure

Editor's Note:  Enhance the moisturizing aspect of the glycerin by using Roman Chamomile, Geranium, Rosewood, or Palmarosa essential oils.  After bathing, follow up with a body oil or lotion.

Basic Bath Salts

1 cup Sea Salt
1 cup Epsom salts
¼ cup Glycerin
30 total drops of essential oils

Combine salts and glycerin then add essential oils. Let stand for 15 minutes. Store in a tightly sealed container. Will keep for a year.

Add ½ cup to running water as you fill the bath.

Relaxing essential oils: Lavender, Lemon, Chamomile, and Bergamot*

Simulating essential oils: Spearmint, Rosemary, and Eucalyptus

With credit and appreciation to Hulbert, Mike, and Anna Carter, Pure Beauty. New York: Hearst Books, 1999.

*Avoid sun exposure or tanning beds for at least 24 hours after using Bergamot on the skin.

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