Making your bath salts is really simple. Equal parts Dead Sea Salts and Epsom Salts.
Check the Saltworks site for more information on using Dead Sea Salts. They recommend a warm bath, as opposed to a hot bath.
Epsom salts is good for sprains, strains, bruising, and sore muscles. Not to mention the magnesium that your body will absorb. The magnesium sulfate alleviates soreness, pain and sore muscles and joints by reacting with the lactic acid in our joints and muscles.
When I was a teenager, I lived with a foster family. The mother used Calgon. Notice the picture on the box of Calgon nowadays… a man and woman embracing in a bath situation. She would not have been able to buy the product as it would have offended her greatly.
I don’t like Calgon because of the articial coloring, as well as the strong scents. I would rather use natural products that are beneficial to my skin and body, then to sit in a bathtub full of artificial colors and chemicals. Also, I learned it’s a bad idea to use plain table salt.
My boss always gives me a gift each year, and this year, to her chagrin, I decided I would reciprocate. I gave her a pretty glass jar, with half Dead Sea Salt and Epsom Salts. She has allergies to anything scented, so I know she will appreciate the plain salts. I also gave her a bath pillow, I hope she likes it.
I’ve had a chance to try these bath salts myself, and I did feel quite relaxed after soaking for a while in the warm water. Let me know if you get a chance to try these yourself
This post was featured at the Make it From Scratch Carnival #99 – Inauguration Addition from January 20, 2009, welcome to Out of Debt Again! Thank you Lizzie at A Dusty Frame for the hard work of hosting this event, and including my post!