Making your own bath salts can be a rewarding and economic way to create your own personal spa at home.
The ingredients will vary based on your tastes and what you are looking for from the treatment. You can purchase Dead Sea salts for your blend as they are widely considered one of the best sources of therapeutic minerals for your skin and joints. Other Sea Salts, Epsom salt, Dendritic salt to avoid clumping or even common table salt can be used as well. You will also want to gather essential oils that have the properties you are looking for. Be careful in your choice of oils as some can be harmful to your skin. Check the bottle or contact the manufacturer to make sure.
Other ingredients can include food coloring, glycerin can be used as a softener and moisturizer. Honey can also be a moisturizing agent as well as an emulsifying agent. Just relax and experiment with different ingredient combinations to see which ones work best for you.
For a basic bath salt recipe, simply add a few drops of your favorite essential oils to a large glass or food grade plastic container. Add the salt, mix well, and let sit in a dark, cool place for a few days then try it out. If there's too much oil, add more salt to the mixture, mix it up a leave it for a few more days. If there's not enough oil, add a couple more drops.
Keep trying different combinations and ingredients until you find the perfect blend for you. Once you do, you will have found a fun and satisfying to have the perfect bath salt blend for yourself as well as saving a few bucks. What could be better?
One more note: while you're experimenting, keep notes so you'll be able to recreate that perfect blend when you find it.