DIY Bath Essentials to Relieve Stress

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Imagine soaking in a tub filled with warm water, rose petals and fragrant essential oils with light music playing in the background. Now feel all the stress, pressure, dirt, sweat, impurities, and pollutants drain out of your body. Imagine the blood circulation increasing, relaxing the muscles and calming the mind. Ah!

Feeling rejuvenated? Don’t you wish you could do this on a daily basis, but without it making a sizable dent in your pocket? Well, now you can. You can create bath essentials like bath salts at home with easily available ingredients to enjoy their luxury on a daily basis.

Just follow the steps given below to create your own range of bath essentials-

Bath Salts

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Byline: Kitchen spices like powdered ginger and cinnamon can also be added to bath salts.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Epsom salt (available at pharmacies)
  • 2 cups rock salt
  • ½ cup baking soda
  • 2 tablespoon oil of choice (coconut, almond, argan, olive, jojoba, etc.)
  • 2 tablespoon essential oil of choice (lavender, mint, orange, grapefruit, etc.)

Instructions:

  • Mix all the ingredients evenly in a medium glass bowl.
  • Store in an airtight glass jar.

 

Bath Bombs

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Byline: Bath bombs are a lovely gifting idea and should be used within six months.

Ingredients:

  • Plastic Mold
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1 cup citric acid
  • ½ cup Epsom salt
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • Food color of your choice
  • 3 teaspoon sweet almond or jojoba oil
  • 2 teaspoon essential oil of choice
  • Dried flowers

Instructions:

  • Mix the baking soda, citric acid, Epsom salt, cornstarch and dried flowers (all dry items) in a medium bowl.
  • Mix the food color, oil and essential oil (all wet items) separately in a bowl.
  • Now slowly add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients spoon-by-spoon and mix evenly.
  • Pack in plastic molds and let them dry.
  • Store in airtight glass containers.

 

Bath Bubble


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Byline: Add more zing to your bath bubble by mixing food color in it.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup clear, fragrance-free castile soap (available at pharmacies)
  • ½ cup glycerin
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 tablespoon essential oil of choice

Instructions:

  • Mix all the ingredients evenly in a medium glass jar.
  • Store in an airtight glass jar.

 

Bath Milk

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Byline: Add rose, chamomile, jasmine, or lavender buds to further enrich the experience.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup powdered milk
  • ½ cup Epsom salt
  • ¼ cup baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons oil of choice
  • 2 tablespoon essential oil of choice

Instructions:

  • Mix all the ingredients evenly in a medium glass jar.
  • Store in an airtight glass jar.

 

Bath Scrub

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Byline: Sugar can be used for a fine grain scrub and Epsom salt can be used for a larger grain scrub.

Ingredients:

  • 1½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon sweet almond oil or jojoba oil
  • 2 tablespoon essential oil of choice (lavender, mint, orange, grapefruit, etc.)

Instructions:

  • Mix all the ingredients evenly in a medium glass jar.
  • Store in an airtight glass jar for 5 days to help mix properly.

Experiment with different combinations to find what works the best for you. You can either prepare small batches so that you have more scope of experimenting or make large batches and give away some as gifts to your friends and family.

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