These Pumpkin Spice Bath Salts are the perfect scent for fall and leave your skin soft, smooth, and hydrated while delivering a heavenly aromatherapy benefit at the same time.
If you want to melt your cares away in a soothing hot bath that smells like a spicy pumpkin pie and all things Autumn, then this recipe has you covered. Adding a bit of almond oil not only adds to the delicious scent but also moisturizes and soothes any dry skin you may have.
HOW TO MAKE BATH SALTS
Bath salts are very simple to make. It’s simply a process of combining the dry ingredients you want to use in a mixing bowl, and then stirring in an oil for moisture.
Ingredients include salts (or sugars), usually course in texture, spices and/or skin-safe essential oils and a bit of skin-safe oil such as almond oil.
WHAT KIND OF SALT IS USED IN BATH SALTS?
The most common salt used in bath salts is epsom salt, which isn’t actually a salt at all. It’s a combination of magnesium and sulfate, which is why it’s such a great way to add a little extra relaxation to your bath. Epsom salts rock!
WHAT CAN YOU ADD TO BATH SALTS?
There is such a large number of ingredients you can add to bath salts! Most will easily be found in your kitchen or bathroom already.
The most important thing to remember is to check and make sure that whatever you add to them is safe for your skin and body.
Beyond that, you can use any skin-safe essential oils, spices, herbs or even teas! Mix in a bit of natural oil such as almond, olive or even sunflower oil for moisture as well.
CAN YOU USE COOKING SALT FOR A BATH?
In theory, yes. But there would be little benefit beyond filling for the herbs and spices as well as a carrier for the oil. Epsom salt is said to have many more benefits than regular cooking salt.
If you prefer the texture of cooking salts, try using sea salt instead for the mineral content.
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HOMEMADE BODY PRODUCTS:
PUMPKIN SPICE BATH SALTS
Pumpkin Spice Bath Salts
- 1 cup Epsom Salts
- 1/2 cup coarse sea salt
- 3 tsp. almond oil
- 2 tbsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp. pumpkin spice
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, stir well until everything is mixed thoroughly.
- You may want to get in with your hands a bit and really mix it up to be sure that everything is incorporated well.
- Transfer to a jar with a tight-fitting lid.
- Scoop ½ cup of the mixture under running water.
- Soak for at least 30 minutes to reap the most benefits.