Thursday, November 1, 2012
Bath mixes for home or gifts
These easy bath salts are sure to please any reciepient. If giving as gifts make sure you label and give directions. A wonderful basket basket idea is to make a few and put in pint jars as a gift basket with a luffa or back scrubber.
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Engerizing Bath Salts Blend
1 c. Epsom salts
1 c. coarse sea salt
10-20 drops green food coloring (or color of your choice)
6 drops eucalyptus e.o.
10 drops rosemary e.o.
15 drops peppermint e.o.
Combine in a zip-lock plastic bag. Make sure there aren't any clumps. To use: add 1/3 to 1/2 c. of the above mixture to your bath water. Makes 4-6 baths. Will fill a 1/2 qt canning jar.
Sinus Headache Bath Salts
2-3 c. Epsom salts
1/3 c. dried peppment, ground to a fine powder
1/3 c. dried spearment, ground to a fine powder
For extra potency, add 20 drops peppermint E.O.
Combine and store in a plastic zip-lock bag. For use, add 1/3 c. to bath water. If you want it stronger, add more. Makes 1 qt canning jar full. Makes 12 baths. Cna be divided into two pint Jars as gifts each making 6 baths.
Oatmeal buttermilk bath
Great for poison ivy bath soak or anytime!
1 1/4 cup powdered buttermilk
3/4 cup oatmeal
1 1/2 cup baking soda
4 tablespoons corn starch
1/4 cup fels napha soap chunks
Rosemary or lavender essential oil
Using a food processer combine chunked soap and oatmeal and process
until grainy. Add powdered milk, baking soda & corn starch - process
to combine.Add in a few drops of essential oil of rosemary or
lavender. Blend until all ingredients are a powdery consistancy.
Use 1/3 cup for each bath.
Makes 1 qt, 12 baths. Can be halfed and put into two pint jars.
Healing Salt Crystal Bath
The easy-to-find ingredients for this wonderful bathing mixture help to relieve soreness and aching joints and muscles. Soothing and relaxing, Healing Salt Crystals draw out impurities from your body and deoderizes, too!
With many of the healing properties of a seaside spa, this formula is perfect for the day after a strenuous workout, or for any time you need a little healing time-out. If you can't get away to the beach, you can at least relax in a tub with these lovely crystals.
1 cup borax
2 cups Epsom salts
3/4 cup coarse sea salt
1/2 cup baking soda
1/4 cup white clay
1/2 cup dried lavender
10 drops lavender essential oil
In a large bowl, mix together the borax, salts, baking soda, and
clay, then mix in the dried lavender, stirring with a wire whisk.
Scent the mixture with the oil, mixing well with the whisk. Cover
the bowl with a towel and leave overnight to fix the scent.
In the morning, thoroughly mix again and package in jars, zip-
seal or muslin bags, or envelopes.
Add ¼ to ½ cup healing salt crystals to a tubful of warm water.
Makes 1 qt or two pints, 12-16 baths
Feeling Good Bath Salts
1/2 cup of each: dried Willow and Hops
3 cup Epsom Salts
16 drops of Ylang-Ylang and Chamomile essential oils mixed together.
Place the herbs and the Epsom Salts together in a bowl, add the oil to this mix and mix breaking up clumps, place towel over it over night and package after mixing again in the morning.
Makes 3 bath bundles. Place 1/3 of mix in each of three muslin 6 inch squares of fabric and tie shut with a pretty ribbon.
To use Place the tied bag under the running water in the tub. Allow the salts to dissolve and then the bag may float in the tub with you. This mix will relax sore muscles, lower high blood pressure, calm and quiet frayed nerves.
Ocean view bath
Make your own bath salts. Give as gifts.
Jasmine has been used for healing the female reproductive system. In Ayurvedic medicine jasmine is used to calm the nerves, sooth emotional problems, help with PMS and tension headaches. Because Jasmine has antispasmodic properties it can help relax the uterine cramps and pain during childbirth.
In Chinese medicine Jasmine flowers are known to "cool" the blood and have a strong antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-tumor properties. Because they cool the blood they help with reducing a fever or cooling an overheated person (from the sun) .
Jasmine has astringent properties which aids in treating inflamed skin.
Jasmine is used in aromatherapy to calm the emotions, and as an aphrodisiac. It is a valuable remedy in cases of depression because is produces a feeling of confidence , optimism and euphoria. It revitalizes and restores the balance of energy.
2 cup Epsom salt
2 cup baking soda
8 drops blue food coloring
6 drops Jasmine essential oil
8 drops vanilla essential oil
Combine dry ingredients, mix well. Add color and scents one at a time. Keep stirring until mixed well. Break up any clumps. Keep mixing until you have a semi fine powder. Cover with towel and leave over night, mix well and place ina qt jar or two pints. Makes enough for 12 baths
Use 1/3 cup under running water, get in and soak away your troubles. Also good for PMS and tention headaches
Yuletide bath Kisses
These lusciously scented "kisses" are a bath time luxury.
And a great gift
It is stimulant, but seldom used now internally, though formerly was in great repute . Pliny mentions it as an antidote to hemlock. Avicenna (tenth century) recommends it for tumours, ulcers, vomiting, dysentery and fevers. In China it is used for leprosy. Plus it is very moisturizing.
one ounce cocoa butter
2/3 ounce Shea butter in a microwave,
then add 1/3 ounce sweet almond oil
1/8 teaspoon each frankincense and sweet
orange essential oils
Pour into small candy molds and place in the freezer for 20 minutes. Remove from molds. Place one or two 'kisses' into hot bath water. Store the rest in a Ziploc bag in the freezer. To give as gifts individually wrap with plastic wrap and label. then the can be put in a jar to give as gifts, remember to tell them to keep in freezer.
Sore Muscles bath
Thyme - Thyme contains an essential oil that is rich in thymol, a powerful antiseptic, antibacterial, and a strong antioxidant and muscle relaxant
Lavender - Lavender can be used medicinally as an effective remedy to combat the following conditions: Restlessness, insomnia, abdominal complaints, rheumatism, and loss of appetite.
Lavender is used as a soothing stress reliever, and also helps cases of insomnia or other sleep disorders. Five drops of lavender oil used in bath water before sleep helps soothe nerves and relieve insomnia and stress
Lavender oil topically applied on the temples helps cure headaches, migraine etc, as the oil is absorbed by the skin and the constituents of the oil calm the nerves, relieving pain and excitability.
cramp bark is used for circulation and cramping.
1/2 cup Thyme
1/2 cup lavender
1/4 cup cramp bark
2 3/4 cups Epsom salt
Mix well and put 1/2 cup in each muslin squares and tie shut. Makes 8 baths bags
Use 1 per bath of hot running water.
Candy Cane Bath salts
A great idea for any one who works hard or has sore muscles.
Also makes a great gift in a pretty glass jar.
3 cups Epsom salts
1 c. sea salt
6-8 drops peppermint oil
2-3 drops red food coloring.
Place 1 1/3 cup of Epsom and 1/2 cup sea salt in a bowl or resealable plastic bag. Add 3-4 drops peppermint oil. Place the remaining ingredients in a second bowl. Mix all ingredients well. Layer the red and white salts in a clear bottle or jar. Tie with a ribbon and some small candy canes. This makes a great holiday gift for friends. Makes 2 pints or 4 half pints.