April 7, 2010

Dead Sea Salt Dreams Bath

This scent is very woody, and with Dead Sea salt is suited for soothing your muscles and relaxing in the tub. It is very masculine in scent, I think. I enjoy this after a long day at work, it makes me feel comfortable and content. Women love it as well as men do.

The ingredients are:
  • 2 cups of Dead Sea Salt
  • 2 tablespoons of baking soda
  • 5 drops of rosewood essential oil
  • 2 drops cedarwood essential oil
  • 2 drops Chamomile essential oil
Mix the salts and baking soda in a bowl very well.
Mix oils in a small cup. Take them and pour them evenly over the salt.
Mix the two very well.
Let sit for over an hour before placing in a jar and sealing.
If you are going to color these use yellow and red to make a light brown.

Add to tub of running water.

Soap Cubes

Go ahead -- wash your hands with these pastel ice cubes. They're actually soaps made using a plastic ice cube tray as a mold.
You'll also need blocks of glycerin, liquid food coloring, petroleum jelly, cotton swabs, and a microwavable container. Experiment with ice-cube trays of various shapes and sizes. Glycerin is usually sold in large blocks; to melt it, cut it to a size that will fit in a microwavable bowl or measuring cup. Smear a dab of liquid food coloring into the bowl or measuring cup with a cotton swab or coffee stirrer. Food coloring is very concentrated, so only use a dab; try mixing different colors.

Heat the glycerin in a microwave on high, stirring at 15-second intervals, until it's completely melted. Use a cotton swab to coat the inside of the ice-cube tray with petroleum jelly. Pour the melted glycerin into the tray, filling each section almost to the top. Cool for about 2 hours; the soap cubes will pop right out. Like cubes of ice, they'll also melt -- getting gradually smaller as each pair of hands is washed.

Bath Fizzies -Cubes

Ice-cube trays serve as molds, giving the fizzies their shape. Using a flexible silicone model lets you slide the cubes out smoothly without breaking them.
Show off the colors of the bath fizzies in glass jars with screw tops, the kind used for storing sugar and flour. Pack each type of fizzy in a separate jar so the scents won't meld.
Write the name of the scent on a vellum tag (choose a shade that matches the fizzies),
and punch a hole in the top.
Thread the tag with ribbon, and tie it around the jar.
Citric acid, a common food additive, is available at wine-making-supply stores, some spice shops, and online. When citric acid is combined with baking soda and placed in water, a chemical reaction creates bubbles.

Makes 1 dozen (use 2 per bath)

Tools and Materials
1/2 cup citric acid
1 cup baking soda
3/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup organic cane sugar
About 6 drops food coloring
10 to 15 drops essential oil(s)

Special equipment: 2-ounce travel-size spray bottle, plastic pipette, silicone ice-cube tray, storage jars
1. Stir together citric acid, baking soda, and cornstarch in a glass measuring cup.
2. Pass mixture through a fine sieve or a flour sifter into a mixing bowl. Stir in sugar.
3. Fill spray bottle with water, and add food coloring. Spritz mixture lightly (it should become damp but not fizzy) until you can pack mixture with your hands.
4. Using pipette, add oil, 1 drop at a time, until strength of scent is to your liking. Using a metal spoon or your hands, mix ingredients until color is even throughout (mixture will begin to dry out; when this happens, spritz until packable again).
5. Spoon into ice-cube tray, pressing firmly. Let dry at room temperature overnight. Pop out of tray gently. Transfer to jars.
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Body Scrub

You need only four ingredients to make these moisturizing exfoliants. The base can be made from either Epsom salts or sugar, depending on whether you want a large or fine grain. Color the scrubs with shades that are in keeping with some of the scents you use -- pink with grapefruit, for example, or green with eucalyptus. Makes about 2 1/3 cups.

Tools and Materials2 cups Epsom salts or organic cane sugar
1 cup carrier oil
8 drops essential oil(s)
1 drop food coloring
Special equipment: plastic pipette, canning jars
1. Stir together Epsom salts or sugar and carrier oil in a bowl, mixing well.
2. Using pipette, add essential oil, 1 drop at a time. Add food coloring, and stir until color is even throughout. Spoon into canning jars.
3. Download clip-art labels, enlarging or reducing to fit top of canning jar if necessary. Print onto ink-jet bumper-sticker paper (which is designed to withstand water). Cut out the labels, and affix to clean jars.
Gift-Packaging Idea
With their flip-top lids and gaskets for sealing, canning jars have a clean look and also keep any oil in the scrub from leaking. Decorate the jars with labels, and tie a pretty spoon or a bath sponge to the lid with waxed twine.
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Dream Time Bath Salts

  • 2 cup Epsom salts
  • 1 cup Sea salt
  • 4 drops of blue, 6 drops of red; makes purple
  • 20 drops of lavender essential oil
In a large bowl mix salts first, then add the other ingredients slowly. MIX VERY WELL!

Uplifting Bath Salts

  • 2 cup Epsom salts
  • 1 cup Sea salt
  • food coloring: 4 drops red, 6 drops yellow
  • 8 drops of orange essential oil
  • 6 drops of neroli essential oil
  • 6 drops of lavender essential oil
  • 3 drops of lemon essential oil
In a large bowl mix salts first, then add the other ingredients slowly.

Romantic Bath Salts

  • 2 cup Epsom salts
  • 1 cup Sea salt
  • 10 drops red
  • 10 drops of sandalwood essential oil
  • 5 drops of ylang ylang essential oil
  • 10 drops of rose essential oil
In a large bowl mix salts first, then add the other ingredients slowly.

Clear Thinking Bath Salts

  • Clear your head from stress and worries with this bath salt recipe.
  • 2 cup Epsom salts
  • 1 cup Sea salt
  • 10 drops blue food coloring
  • 6 - 8 drops of peppermint essential oil
  • 6 - 8 drops of rosemary essential oil
  • 6 - 8 drops of lavender essential oil
In a large bowl mix salts first, then add the other ingredients slowly. MIX VERY WELL!

For Energy

  • 16 ounces Himalayan Pink Bath Salt
  • 10 drops Spearmint Oil
  • 5 drops Rosemary Oil
For 1 Use.

For Relaxing

  • 16 ounces Bokek Dead Sea Salt
  • 20 drops Lavender Oil
  • Mix together, Store until Use.

Simple Scented Bath Salt

  • 16 ounces all-natural bath salt
  • 15-30 drops of essential oil
In a mixing bowl, add drops of the essential oil to the bath salt and mix well. Store in a glass jar. Add 1/3 to 1/2 cup of the scented salts to a bath for a soothing, luxurious experience!

Easy Fizzy Bath Salts

  • 2 cups baking soda
  • 1 cup citric acid
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • optional: food color and essential oil
If you are using food coloring and essential oil, mix the two together, then add to baking soda and stir until color is distributed evenly. Mix together citric acid and cornstarch, then stir in baking soda and mix together thoroughly.

Fizzy Patchouli Bath Salts

  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup citric acid
  • 2 cups baking soda
  • patchouli essential oil or patchouli fragrance oil
Patchouli is a strong, earthy fragrance, derived from the leaves of the patchouli plant, that is used as a sensual base note in many expensive commercial perfumes. It's also a fragrance associated with hippy boutiques in the seventies. Use sparingly - a little patchouli goes a long way!

Thoroughly mix constarch and citric acid, then add patchouli essential oil or fragrance oil, as desired. Stir in baking soda and mix thoroughly. Use a quarter to one half a cup per bath.

Fizzy Lavender Bath Salts

  • 2 cups epsom salts
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • ½ cup citric acid
  • optional: equal parts red and blue food coloring
  • 10-20 drops of lavender essential oil
Combine epsom salts with baking soda, then stir in enough food coloring and drops of essential oil to achieve the desired color and scent. Mix very well, then add citric acid and stir again, very thoroughly. Bottle and store in a dry location.