There are people in my life who give themselves those types of moments because they love to indulge in baths. I wish I took more baths because they can be incredibly soothing, but I never seem to have the time for a good soak. I even have a huge bathtub with jets and everything but it rarely gets used these days. Still, I love bath salts and soaks and soaps and ... yes, fragrant bath goodies that make the air smell warm and cozy. So, for this Christmas I made bath soaks as gifts and they couldn't be easier to put together.
|Here are the simple ingredients -- sea salt isn't shown|
In a large bowl, mix together 4 cups epsom salts, 1 cup baking soda, 1/4 cup sea or kosher salt, a few drops of essential oil, and herbs. I love lavender and know how relaxing it is so used that as my oil and herb.
I got square jars with heavy glass lids and filled each to the top. Tied with a bright red ribbon, these bath soaks made such a happy gift. And I saved a little for myself to remind me to take a nice, long soak sometime this week!