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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Lemon Bath Salts - Homemade Bath Salts Recipe

I was going through the eBook "The Comprehensive Guide to Handcrafted Bath Salts" and I came across this recipe that I thought I would share. It's called "Lemon Meringue Aromatherapy Bath Salts".

Here is what your homemade bath salts recipe is going to look like once we're done!

Lets get started. First of all, lets take a look at the recipe. This recipe is sure to please with a delightfully relaxing fragrance, and perfect for sore muscles.

Ingredients for Lemon Bath Salts:

You can click on each ingredient to find suppliers I usually deal with - though feel free to use your own. Often you can find better deals if you shop locally - even bulk bins in the supermarket can have salts.

Hopefully you can get your supplies fairly easily - once you have them, here is where the fun begins.

Lemon Meringue Pie Homemade Bath Salts Recipe Instructions

  1. Get yourself some stainless steel mixing bowls. Plastic bowls can sometimes absorb essential oils, so it's never a good idea to use them. Glass bowls also work well.

  2. Measure the Epsom Salt and Fine Grain Sea Salt into your large mixing bowl and set aside,

  3. Measure the dendritic salt into a smaller separate mixing bowl, and add the lemon essential oil and vanilla extract to the dendritic salt. Mix it very thoroughly. After the aromatic oils have been mixed with the dendritic salt, add the salt/scent mixture to the salts in the large mixing bowl, and mix well.

  4. Add 7 drops of the yellow dye to the salt mixture, mixing thoroughly, until the color is uniform throughout.

  5. Use immediately or package in a pillow pack and tie with ribbon - or any other method!

Safety Notes:

If you visit From Nature With Love: Lemon Essential Oil - you will notice there that Lemon Essential Oil is a photo-sensitizer. That means it can react negatively with sunlight. As such, do NOT use these bath salts if you are:

a) about to go tanning
b) going outside in the next 4 hours
c) sitting on a beach in Mexico
d) anything along those lines

In other words, it's for a romantic night, not an invigorating morning :-)

Also, essential oils do have a shelf life, and you should use them up within 6 months.

That said, I really enjoyed this recipe, and it looks great sitting on your bathroom counter! If you try out this recipe, let me know how you found it. Any feedback is great!

Article:Lemon Meringue Bath Salts Recipe - Homemade Epsom & Sea Salt Bath Recipe


Wisher Girl 13 said...

what type of essential oil distributor do you use? I hear some companies are diluted does that matter in these recipes for amounts used?

R Huston said...


It does matter to some degree... if a scent is diluted to 10% it's going to take a heck of a lot to get your bath salts to smell somewhere similar to that scent. There's two ways I generally go about it...

1) Buy from reputable suppliers - I generally use From Nature With Love (http://bathsa.lt/U3QYeI). I know they are more pricey for some things, but when I know I can't skimp on quality, they have certification on each essential oil page from their supplier about the concentration.

2) Just use the sniff test. When you are mixing your scents into your dendritic salt, smell the salts after they're mixed in and before mixed with main salts. If you can't smell them then, add more.

I hope this helps!


Rachel Christopher said...

Hi Personally I chose to order from Hoegger Supply Company, they are located in Georgia. I LOVE their oils, they are very good smelling and have had no complaints. http://hoeggerfarmyard.com/xcart/Essential-Oils-Fragrances-and-Colorants/
Rachel C.