Monday, March 17, 2014

Vegan Goodness: Treat Yo'self to Homemade Bath Salts

Seriously.  How cute are these?
Treat Yo'self! 

Do you own a bathtub? Then this recipe is for YOU! I haven't owned a bath tub for far too long, so I would be lying if I didn't say I was jealous of yours! Especially if you have one of those elegant claw-footed numbers.  Gee, Brain, what do you want to do tonight?  Same thing we do every night, Pinky-  TRY TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD! (Confused? Watch this) 

Well, this relaxing bath salts recipe won't exactly lead to world domination, but it sure might change your frame of mind.  Winter is finally releasing us from its death grip but have no fear!  It is always a good idea to treat yourself to a prolonged soak.  Light some of those candles you know you have lying around to complete the effect.

Bath Salts also make great gifts!  After all, Mother's Day is right around the corner!


3 cups Epsom salt
1 cup Sea salt
10-20 drops of essential oil 
2 Tbs. jojoba oil
2 bowls 
waxed paper
cookie sheet
glass jars (can be found at any craft store)

Alternative additions:
1/2 cup baking soda 
dried herbs


1. Combine the salts in a metal bowl.
2. Mix in the jojoba oil.  If you want to do two types of scents, separate the salts into two bowls and add your essential oils to each one.  For just one scent, one bowl will do.
3. Slowly mix the ingredients together making sure to break up the clumps.  
4. Spread the salts out onto a cookie sheet that's covered with waxed paper
and let dry for 24 hours before bottling.  

...that's all there is to it! 

It Gets Better:

The bath salts can also be used as an exfoliating body scrub. Place a tablespoon of the mix into the palm of your hand and add just enough water to form a paste.  Then all you have to do is scrub it into your skin in circular motion.  Continue repeating steps until your skin is completely covered and then rinse off in the shower! 

Photo by Chris Ford
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A lover of nature, board games, animals, Volvos, crafting, and adventure of all varieties, Theresa Rensimer is also a talented and enthusiastic vegan baker & cook. She has been known to raise the bar at every potluck she attends and always breaks for squirrels. 

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