When it comes to self-care and relaxation, a long, luxurious soak in the bath is a favourite with the Litchi&Titch team. And what could make that experience even better? Homemade bath salts!
At Litchi&Titch, we're all about embracing natural self-care, so let's dive into crafting your very own bath salts!
Why Choose DIY Bath Salts?
Before we get into the how-to, let's talk about why DIY bath salts are a lovely addition to your self-care routine:
Customisation: You have complete control over the ingredients, allowing you to cater to your skin's specific needs and create your signature scent.
Natural Ingredients: You can ensure that only the purest, natural ingredients touch your skin, avoiding potentially harmful additives.
Therapeutic Benefits: Tailor your bath salts to provide therapeutic benefits like relaxation, stress relief, muscle relaxation, or skincare.
Ingredients You'll Need:
Epsom Salt: Epsom salt is a fantastic base for bath salts. It's known for its muscle-relaxing properties and can help reduce inflammation and it’s super affordable!
Sea Salt: Sea salt is packed with minerals that can soothe and soften the skin.
Baking Soda: Baking soda is a gentle cleanser and can help with skin conditions like eczema.
Essential Oils: Essential oils provide the aroma and therapeutic benefits of your bath salts. You can choose your favorites, but consider relaxing scents like lavender, chamomile, or eucalyptus.
Dried Herbs or Flowers (optional): Adding dried lavender buds or rose petals can enhance the visual appeal and scent of your bath salts.
Basic DIY Bath Salts Recipe:
Choose Your Base: Start with a combination of 2 cups of Epsom salt and 1 cup of sea salt. Adjust the ratio to your preference.
Add Baking Soda: Mix in 1/2 cup of baking soda. This helps with skin softening and provides a bit of fizziness.
Scent It Up: Add 10-15 drops of your chosen essential oils. Adjust the quantity based on your preference for scent strength.
Mix and Blend: Stir everything together thoroughly, ensuring the essential oils are evenly distributed.
Add Extras (Optional): If you're feeling fancy, toss in some dried herbs or flower petals for a beautiful, natural touch.
Store Your Bath Salts: Transfer your bath salts to an airtight container. Mason jars work great for this purpose.
How to Use Your DIY Bath Salts:
Scoop out 1/4 to 1/2 cup of your homemade bath salts and add them to your warm bathwater.
Let the salts dissolve, and enjoy the soothing aroma and relaxing properties.
Soak for at least 20 minutes to fully experience the benefits.
Enhance Your Bath with Litchi&Titch:
For an extra touch of indulgence, consider pairing your DIY bath salts with Litchi&Titch's natural skincare products. After your bath, nourish your skin with our Luxurious Lotion or Nourishing Body Oil.
There you have it - a simple and fun way to elevate your bath time with DIY bath salts. Take this opportunity to relax, rejuvenate, and treat yourself to a bit of natural luxury (or give as a lovely gift!)
Enjoy your self-care journey! 🛁💆♀️
Article by Sam Reynolds