It’s been ages since I last got creative and posted a DIY project. I had some left over bits from when I went on a bath bomb venture (tried and failed) and after raiding Pinterest I became inspired to make a autumnal treat to help me relax. I always find having a nice hot bath really helps me to unwind before bed. I like to use Epsom salts in my water as they have a number of benefits, so I thought why not do a seasonal twist on them for you beauties, this recipe is great for yourself or to make as a gift for others!.
Epsom salts once dissolved in water are easily absorbed into the body, they release molecules that help to relieve stress and reducing the effects of adrenaline. They are well known to ease the feeling of restlessness and anxiety as well as relieving muscle tension, pain and inflammation. They are fab for giving your skin and body a refresh and detox.
Not only have I chosen pumpkin oil for the spicy fall scent for this recipe, it is also packed with antioxidants that benefit your joints and relax muscles.
What you will need-
- Plain Epsom salts
- Pumpkin seed oil (organic where possible)
- Orange food colouring
- Clear sealable jar
To make these salts you simply mix the Epsom salts with a few drops of food colouring into a mixing bowl , I wouldn’t recommend using too much as you don’t want to colour the water and stain your bath as that’s not pretty!. I used four drops to colour them this bright colour and it doesn’t effect the shade of my water. I then went on to add half the 10ml bottle to the mixture to give it its spicy scent. Simply spoon into your container of choice, I used a empty cleared out Yankee Candle jar as it was the perfect size and has a air tight lid to keep it fresh and hygienic.
All you need to do to use is place three heaped spoonful’s into your warm bath water and wait for it to dissolve. Soak for a good 20-30 minutes to get the full benefits. This recipe is great as it is easily adaptable with different colours and fragrances and you can make as much or as little as you need.
Let me know if you make this recipe and your thoughts in the comments below!
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