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Soothing Bath Salts Formula

Soothing Bath Salts Formula

Just because winter can be rough doesn’t mean your skin has to be.

This kitchen-cupboard, simple formula is perfect for soothing itchy dry skin and imparting a wonderful smoothness and softness.

Take a few minutes for yourself. As you sink into a warm tub with this deliciously-scented formula, let wintry worries and cares–and itchy, flaky skin–gently dissolve away. Soothing to the skin and to the soul: you will emerge feeling ready for spring!


For one treatment:
1/2 cup baking soda
1/2 cup sea salt
15 drops essential oil of clary sage, marjoram, lavender, or sandalwood

1. Turn on the tap full blast and pour soda and salt mixture into tub. Add essential oil when tub is full and swish water to mix.

2. You can make large amounts of this formula and store it in a zip-seal bag, jar, or tin.

3. Use as desired. After bath, apply a moisturizer.

Read more: Beauty, Bath & Shower

Adapted from The Herbal Body Book, by Stephanie Tourles (Storey Books, 1994). Copyright (c) 1994 by Stephanie Tourles. Reprinted by permission of Storey Books.
Adapted from The Herbal Body Book, by Stephanie Tourles (Storey Books, 1994).

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8:15PM PST on Jan 24, 2013

this worked great

3:58AM PST on Nov 25, 2012


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10:18PM PST on Nov 17, 2012

Thanks. sounds like it would make a nice gift idea to make as well.

5:53AM PST on Nov 16, 2012

Sounds wonderful I try it , Thanks for sharing

3:27AM PST on Nov 10, 2012

Thank you for sharing!

5:54AM PDT on Apr 23, 2012

thanks for sharing

10:36AM PDT on Sep 26, 2011

thanks, annie

10:35AM PDT on Sep 26, 2011


4:56AM PST on Jan 20, 2011

Thanks for the info.

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