While summers call for cool showers, fall and winter nights are the perfect time to relax in a soothing bath. With the right ingredients, bath salts can prove to more than just a relaxing time — you can actually have physical benefits from them. So whether you make your own bath salts or purchases a pre-made soak, give yourself some time on this Spa(ahhh) Day Sunday to relax with a steamy hot bath.
We have a great recipe for DIY Soothing Bath Salts, and for you lazy girls (like me) you can always purchases of of SheaMoisture’s lovely soaks. My particular favorite is highlighted below.
This recipe for DIY Soothing Bath Salts is borrowed from Martha Stewart, so you know it’s bound to be “perfect.”
- Coarse sea salt
- Epsom salts
- Baking soda
- Essential oils
- Food coloring
In a large bowl, mix to combine: 6 parts coarse sea salt; 3 parts epsom salts, to soothe tired muscles and reduce inflammation; and 1 part baking soda, to soften waters and alleviate skin irritation.
Add a few drops of essential oils, and combine.
Add a few drops of food coloring, until you achieve the desired shade. If you intend to present the bath salts as gifts, be sure to store them in a stoppered and labeled container to keep out moisture.
Photo credit : MarthaStweart.com
For those lazy girls who are either challenged with DIY projects, or just don’t have the time, SheaMoisture is a saving grace. Try their Coconut & Hibiscus Dead Sea Salt Muscle Relief Mineral Soak — it’s lovely.
Here are the details about SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Dead Sea Salt Muscle Relief Mineral Soak:
This soothing bath soak is infused with a proprietary blend of organic Shea Butter, nourishing Coconut Oil and aromatic Botanical Extracts to help firm and tone the skin. Gluten-Free Vitamin E provides antioxidant protection. Mineral-rich Dead Sea Salt crystals help relax tense, tight muscles naturally.
Coconut Oil – Nourishes and helps firm skin with Vitamin E and K, iron and fatty acids. Hibiscus Flower – This natural emollient treats dry, rough skin and helps improve skin tone. Vitamin E – Highly effective in protecting skin from free radical damage.
Pour a handful of bath salts in warm water to create a luxurious spa treatment that melts away stress, while moisturizing and nourishing the skin. Relax and enjoy. Caution: Please be careful. Herbs or essential oils might remain in the tub. Not recommended for people with High Blood Pressure; or lactating or pregnant women.
Dead Sea Salts, Magnesium Sulfate (Epsom Salt), Sodium Bicarbonate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*,Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Extract, Hibiscus Flowers, Proprietory Essential Oil, Vitamin-E (gluten-free) *Certified Organic Ingredient