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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!
 
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Step 1: Ingredients

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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.


ashephard2 (author) 1 year ago
Hey Ears Unplugged,

You can usually find basic epsom salts in the first aid section of any large store (i.e. large grocery stores). It usually its near the rubbing alcohol and hydrogen peroxide. As for the Clay and other salts, I would recommend looking at Local Co-Ops and Herbal Shops. Often, these stores carry these kinds of ingredients (including the dried rose petals) in bulk. If you live in a place that doesn't have one of these kinds of stores near by then it might be easier and cheaper or order online.

Thank you for the tip about peer reviewed journals! In honesty I was making this tutorial quickly and have usually found that such articles cost money to view online (which sadly I don't have to burn). But I have found a few sources that seem more reputable which I will edit after more comprehensive research.

Cheers!! xx
I would love to make this, but I don't want to go all over town asking people where to get dead sea salt or Bentonite clay. Do I have to order this online or do you think they have some at my local craft store or Walmart?

Also, your citations are not from peer reviewed journals or reputable publications!!! Tsk tsk tsk. I heard there was some good ones in "The Cosmetological Review" published by Stanford LOLOL. Alright well if you let me know where to find the stuff, I'll try it. Thanks for this instructible!
ChrysN2 years ago
Nice! Lemon and rose that sounds good together.
im staying away from bath salts! drugs are bad kids, stay in school.

just kidding, nice 'ible