Homemade Bath Salts
Homemade bath salts are easy to make and only take five minutes of your time.
Bath salts are very relaxing and can make your entire body smell wonderful. Instead of buying expensive bath salts that include ingredients you have never heard of, why not make your own from ingredients in your kitchen?
You will need:
Cornstarch (8 oz)
Citric Acid (8 oz)
Baking Soda (16 oz)
Scent (1 teaspoon)
NOTE: You may have to purchase the citric acid at a wholesale supply company, but, otherwise, all ingredients can be found in your local grocery store or Walmart. You can find scents in the craft section of Walmart or most department stores.
First, mix cornstarch and citric acid together thouroughly.
Second, add 1 teaspoon of scent and mix well. (Watch your spoon; it tends to cake up. Scrape off and combine with mixture.)
Third, add all of the baking soda and mix well.
Your bath salts are complete. All you need to do is place them in an air-tight storage container. (If exposed to air--especially cool, moist air--the bath salts will harden terribly, and you will have to smash them up to get them out of your container.)
Using one teaspoon per bath, you have a large enough supply to last you several months. This makes wonderful salts for yourself or as gifts for others. As well, it is presently a hot seller.
NOTE: you can cut the ingredients in half so you don't end up with such a large mixture of one scent.
To make sure you mixed the ingredients together properly, take a small portion and run water over the portion. If mixed properly, this will sizzle and fizz.