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« on: November 29, 2007 10:54:49 AM »

I want to make bath salts,and being always short of cash,I'd like to use supplies I have on hand.I have some sea salt,epsom salts,a small bottle of glycerin,powdered milk-and I could always powder oatmeal in the blender.What ingrediants and proportions seem to work best? I'm leaving out scent.I'd scent my own,but if I don't know what scents a person likes/dislikes,or if they have any sensitivities,it's safer to leave it out.I'm hoping an experianced bath salt maker can help me out.Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2007 06:33:59 PM »

Bath salts are super easy, and you really can't go wrong with whatever combo of those ingredients you choose to use.  I usually combine about 60% epsom salts, 10% dentritic salts, 15% baking soda, and 15% sea salts. The dendritic salts holds fragrance really well, but you can sub that with anything else. To scent and color it, I mix my fragrance oils and liquid colorant (I use mp soap liquid colorants) with a tablespoon or 2 of glycerin and mix that in a large ziplock bag into the dendritic salts and then add everything else. Just close the bag and squish everything around until the salt is uniformly colored and scented. Add your powdered milk if you like, or VERY finely powdered oatmeal, you don't want to clog the tub!


I really don't think you can go too wrong with peppermint or citrus scents for bath salts, they are invigorating! Also most people like lavender, which is relaxing (not me, am not much of a lavender fan, but I know I am in the minority! I do like Lavender Provence essential oil, which smells like a cross between lavender and honey!)
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« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2007 08:46:26 PM »

Thanks! That helps.
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