Friday, December 18, 2009

Home Made Manderine Bath Salts

This year we made "Manderine Bath Salts"!

For most bath salts recipes you can use your choice of epsom salts or sea salt, with baking soda, if desired, or a combination of all three. A nice mixture is:

 one cup of epsom salts
 1/4 cup of sea salt
 two or three tablespoons of baking soda
essential oil
liquid food coloring

 Epsom salts and sea salt are soothing for tired muscles, while both will gently soften the water for a luxurious bath experience.  Add your choice of essential oil, but start with two or three drops and see if you like the fragrance. The same goes for the liquid food coloring; sometimes I use quite a few drops of food color to get the strong hue that I like, but so far it hasn't stained the bath tub or anyone's skin. Remember that the color and fragrance will be much diluted in the bath water. For best results I mix all the ingredients in my food processer.  Then put them in a jar of your choice!  Put 1 or 2 tablespoons in a nice warm bath, and relax!


Karen Wilson said...

Thanks for the recipe!! Sounds nice!

Karen Wilson said...

Hey Kelli, how many jars did this recipe make?

Karen Wilson said...

Me again! Where did you get the sea salt?

Kelli said...

I am so glad people like the bath salts!

It made about 4 small jars, they are from dollarama, 2 jars in a little plastic container for $1.25.

I made 18 jars and did the full recipe 4-5 time and it worked out to about $2 a jar, all the other ingredients I got at the bulk barn.

Karen Wilson said...

Thanks Kelli. Sorry, I didn't see that you had posted this. I went and got everything last night, so we'll see how it goes. I'm going with grapefruit though, they had no orange.

Did you add the little spoons with yours? If so, where did you find them. I didn't think to look at the Bulk Barn. I thought of them after I had left. Just thought it would be nice to include something to spoon the bath salts out with.