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Soap Making : How to Make Orange Eucalyptus Bath Salts

How to Make Orange Eucalyptus Bath Salts

By Rebecca Dillon

Learn which salts are the best to use when making your own bath salts. Plus a recipe to make your own orange eucalyptus bath salts.

When making your own bath salts and scrubs, we recommend using only dead sea salts or epsom salts. Dead Sea Salts contain a considerably smaller proportion of sodium chloride than other salts. Sodium chloride, which makes up 80% of regular sea salts, and most of solar salt, kosher salt, and rock salt, do not offer therapeutic benefits and can also be harmful to people with high blood pressure and edema.

On the other hand, the balance of magnesium, potassium and calcium chlorides, and a comparatively high concentration of bromides in Dead Sea Salts are what make them beneficial. And recent studies show that bromides are a healing factor for psoriasis.

Epsom salts are also made up of magnesium sulfate. This ingredient is what pulls soreness from muscles, making them great for combating stress and relieving muscle aches. The magnesium also aids in the removal of acids through the skin. Now, here's a recipe so you can make your own!

Orange-Eucalyptus Bath Salts Recipe

Winter colds don't leave you with much to be desired. Lift your spirits, ease muscle aches, and help clear nasal passages with this bath salt blend.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Fine Sea Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Liquid Glycerin
  • 1/2 Cup Epsom Salts
  • 8 drops eucalyptus essential oil
  • 8 drops sweet orange essential oil

Instructions:

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well. To use, simply add 4 to 6 Tablespoons of salts to a hot tub. Keep unused salts sealed in an airtight container. •

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For even more bath salt recipes and a list of suppliers, visit Rebecca's Soap Delicatessen at www.soapdelicatessen.com.

2/21/05