Saturday, August 3, 2013

Bath Blend of the Month - Citrus Bath Salts

Summertime is not usually “bath time” but I think a good citrus scent will relax you and remove the day’s tensions especially from heat when you have been outdoors.  So I recommend these citrus scented salts for just such occasions.  I use them in a tepid bath after a long day of weeding!

Citrus Bath Salts

2 Cups Epsom Salts
1 Cup Baking Soda
 Fresh Grated Zest from 1 Orange or Lemon
20 drops of citrus essential oil (you can use all lemon or lemon verbena, but a mixture with tangerine, orange and grapefruit with the lemon is more stimulating).

Combine Epsom Salts and Baking Soda in a bowl.  Grate zest of orange or lemon and add to bowl. Stir ingredients together. Slowly add in about 20 drops of essential oil one drop at a time and stir until well incorporated.  

Spoon the citrus bath salts into a clean empty jar and seal. Let your bath salts sit for a day or two to get infused with the scent of the oil. If giving as a gift, embellish with a ribbon, tag or whatever you like.

To use: add one to two Tablespoons to the bath while running.  You can also use the salts as a body scrub in the shower, but watch for slipper floors.

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