This is my first experiment with making bath salts! My boyfriend and I wanted to make bulk gifts for christmas and we thought bath salts would be a nice and fun thing to make! We debated very long about what scent we wanted. After visiting our local herbal shop (which carries essential oils) I remembered a hookah flavor and scent that I had loved from my college days. Thus we set out to make lemon rose scented bath salts. In these easy to follow instructions I will take you through our process!
Step 1: Ingredients
1 Cup Dead Sea Salt
1 Cup Corse Sea Salt
1 Cup Epsom Salt
1 Cup White Kaolin Cosmetic Clay or Bentonite Clay
1/2 Cup Baking Soda
1 Cup Dried Rose Petals
Several Drops to 1 TBSP essential Oil (recipes below) *Note* Essential Oils can be very expensive so I have found it easier and cheaper to make my own.
Lemon Essential Oil:
Zest 1-2 Lemons. Place the lemon zest in a small glass container. Fill the container half full and with the remaining space add cold pressed olive oil. Place in a window where sun can access the container. Or wrap black gaffer tape around the glass bottle to encourage heat. Shake once a day and leave for a few days. The longer you leave it the more potent it will be.
Rose Essential Oil:
Gather fragrant and fresh rose petals. Crush the petals into the oil, and let the mixture stand for a day. Press the oil out of the petals, then strain the oil to get out any remaining pieces. Add fresh rose petals to the oil, press and strain it again. Do this at least six or seven times, and the fragrance will get stronger each time.