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Self Care DIY: Making Homemade Bath Salts with Litchi&Titch

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!

Bath salts and dried flowers in a bowl
Be adventurous with 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:

  1. Customisation: You have complete control over the ingredients, allowing you to cater to your skin's specific needs and create your signature scent.

  2. Natural Ingredients: You can ensure that only the purest, natural ingredients touch your skin, avoiding potentially harmful additives.

  3. 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.

Bottles of essential oils
Litchi &Titch Essential Oils Blends - great additions to homemade bath salts

Basic DIY Bath Salts Recipe:

  1. 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.

  2. Add Baking Soda: Mix in 1/2 cup of baking soda. This helps with skin softening and provides a bit of fizziness.

  3. Scent It Up: Add 10-15 drops of your chosen essential oils. Adjust the quantity based on your preference for scent strength.

  4. Mix and Blend: Stir everything together thoroughly, ensuring the essential oils are evenly distributed.

  5. Add Extras (Optional): If you're feeling fancy, toss in some dried herbs or flower petals for a beautiful, natural touch.

  6. 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


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