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Bath salt - recipes at home
A sea salt bath is a popular spa treatment that can be done at home. Its benefits are to tone up the skin, stimulate metabolism, and reduce stress levels. This helps to remove excess water from the body, relax and gain strength. Sea salt is rich in trace elements - iodine, magnesium, calcium, potassium and bromine. They have a beneficial effect on the body, but salt can be made even more beneficial by adding essential oils and herbs.
You've probably come across colored scented bath salts on sale. Learn how to make it at home. Despite the benefits of salt baths, they have contraindications - acute inflammation, pregnancy, menstruation, headache, hypertension.
Basic Bath Salt Recipe
For cooking, you will need the following components. As a measure, it is better to use an ordinary faceted glass, rather than a scale. This will allow you to more accurately calculate the amount and ratio of ingredients.
Sea salt for baths without color and fragrances (kilogram bags with such salt can be found in pharmacies) - 1 tbsp.
- Soda (needed to soften water) - 1/2 tbsp.
- Citric acid (adds sea foam) - 1/2 tbsp.
- Herbs, petals or milk powder (optional) - 1/2 tbsp
- Essential oil or oil mixture - 25 drops.
- Food coloring.
Pour dry ingredients into a bowl and mix thoroughly. Add food coloring. It is better to choose safe, oily dyes. If you have any dyes left over from last Easter, use them. A particularly beautiful shade is obtained with pearlescent dyes. If you have salt in an opaque jar, then this is not important (calorizer). Now it's the turn of the oil. Different essential oils have different scent intensities. Optimally 25 drops per 500 grams of mixture, but less may be required.
Mix everything in a bowl, then transfer to a dry, tight-fitting jar and shake well. This is necessary so that the oil and dye are evenly distributed. Pour not to the brim for easier mixing.
The most successful combinations of oils and herbs
Each herb and each essential oil has its own unique properties. For example, citrus essential oils are widely used in anti-cellulite wraps. They can be used for anti-cellulite baths (calorizator). Mint and lavender scents are used to reduce stress, perfect for a relaxing bath at the end of the day.
Oils: citrus, juniper, rosemary, cinnamon, bergamot.
- Chopped kelp, nettle, ivy, oregano, calendula.
- Herbs: mint, pine needles, calendula, linden blossom, conifers.
- Herbs: rosehip leaves, chamomile, calendula.
- Other fillers: milk powder, powdered cream, cocoa, Dead Sea salt, Epsom salt.
- Herbs: mint, pine needles, motherwort, nettle.
- Other fillers: dry ginger, echinacea tincture, dry mustard.
Oils: mint, lavender, calendula, geranium, pine, jasmine, ylang-ylang.
For skin improvement:
Oils: jojoba, almond, sea buckthorn, rosehip, tea tree, rosemary, hazelnut, peach.
Oils: eucalyptus, pine, juniper, fir, lavender, tea tree.
You can use a single oil or create a fragrance composition, add herbs or other fillers to your bath salt recipe or not. Choose a dye that matches the color. For example, orange and red are suitable for citrus aromas, and green, blue, and yellow for plant aromas. Turn on your imagination and remember that taking a bath should be relaxing, invigorating and enjoyable.
Author: Ekaterina G., nutritionist, fitness blogger (specially for Calorizator.ru)
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