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Create Your Own Aromatherapy Sparkling Bath Salts

Jul 15, 2008
Soak yourself in absolute luxury with these opulent fizzing bath salts and your own favorite essential oil scents! Simple and inexpensive to make, these aromatherapy bath salts are wonderful to use and also make a great gift.

Ingredients Needed:

1. Baking Soda: This can be found in any grocery store or bakery supply store. You will need 1/4 cup for this recipe.

2. Citric Acid: This substance is found naturally in lemons and limes and accounts for the sour taste these fruits have. It is often used in baking to add tartness to recipes, and is also often used in vitamins and supplements. Citric acid can be found at most pharmacies or bakery supply stores. At pharmacies, you will usually need to ask the pharmacist for it since it is typically stored behind the counter, and not on the shelves. You will need 2 tablespoons for this recipe.

3. Fine Sea Salts or Epsom Salts: Natural sea salts and Epsom salts can usually be found at many grocery stores, health food stores, and other health and spa specialty stores, or gourmet specialty stores. For this recipe, a fine salt is recommended since it will dissolve more quickly in the water, although a course salt can be used as well. You will need 3/4 cup for this recipe.

4. Essential oils: These not only give your sparkling bath salts their own unique scent and flavor, they also add the benefits of the essential oil you use to your creation.

For relaxing bath, you might try a combination of lavender and chamomile. For a stress relieving bath, you might try a blend of spearmint and eucalyptus. For an invigorating bath, you might try peppermint. Pine baths are also great for sore aching muscles. You will need about 20-25 drops of your desired essential oil or oil blend for this recipe.

My personal favorite is an equal mixture of geranium, orange and ylang ylang...it's very sensual and feminine. Geranium and lemon mixed together is also a very happy uplifting scent.


1. Combine 1/4 cup baking soda and 2 tablespoons citric acid in a glass bowl. Mix together thoroughly.

2. Add 20-25 drops of your desired essential oil blend. Mix thoroughly until no lumps remain in the mixture.

3. Add 3/4 cup of fine sea salts or Epsom salts to the mixture and blend thoroughly.

4. Pour the salt mixture into an 8 oz. decorative glass bottle or container (or several smaller containers) to store.

5. To use these bath salts, fill a bath with warm water and pour approximately 1/4 cup of the salt mixture into the filled tub. The salts will add a sparkling fizz as soon as they come in contact with the warm water. Give the water a gentle stir to help disburse the salts throughout the tub, and then get in and enjoy your naturally aromatic mineral bath! Do not ingest this mixture.

Note: Since these bath salts contain no artificial anti-caking agents, these bath salts may clump together a bit while being stored...especially in humid climates. If this happens, simply shake the bottle and the clumps should break into more of a powder again.

PLEASE NOTE: The information in this article is based solely on the use of 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils due to their high quality and tested purity. The use of a brand of uncertain quality and/or purity will provide you with potentially dangerous, if not lethal, results. The author assumes no responsibility for your improper use of this information.

The statements about these oils have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These oils are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
About the Author
R. Noel is the author of The Essential Oils and Aromatherapy Info Blog where you can find out everything you want to know about essential oils and their uses with topics ranging from treating insect bites to making an awesome pesto to which oils to use for colds and the flu to making your own scented aromatherapy cards to aromatherapy accessories and much more.

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