Tuesday, September 08, 2009

**::~::**Bath Salts and Bubble Bath**::~::**

Bath Salts
*2 C. Epson's salts
*1 C. Sea salt, rock salt (ice cream salt) or coarse salt
*Food coloring
*1/4 tsp. Glycerin
*Essential oil for fragrance, such as vanilla, lavender, citrus or peppermint

**Combine salts in bowl and mix well. Add a couple drops of food coloring and mix well. Add glycerin and essential oil (4 or 5 drops) and mix well. Spoon salts into jars and close them. Make a gift tag with the scent (if you used one) and suggest using 1/3 to 1/2 C. in the bath. Makes 3 C. of bath salts.

Bubble Bath
*2 C. soup flakes or grated soap (two 4.5 oz. bars)
*1 Gallon water
*1/4 - 1/2 C. Glycerin
*2 C. shampoo or liquid dish washing detergent
*Scented oil of your choice

**Mix the soap flakes, water and 2 Tab. of Glycerin in a pot and set over low heat, stirring occasionally until the soap has dissolved (this liquid soap can be stored in a covered container and used as an all-purpose soap or hand soap in the kitchen). In a bowl, add 2 C. of this mixture to the rest of the glycerin (4 to 6 Tab. glycerin), shampoo and add a few drops of your scented oil. Put into a quart container and store covered at room temperature. When you're ready to bathe add about 1 C. to your tub as it's filling. If the soup or bubble bath turns into a gel simply put in pan and melt again on the stove.

***My notes: I didn't use scented oil in the bubble bath, because generally the shampoo I use is already scented. However, for a stronger scent I would add essential oil.


Leah said...

Very nice...

Nikki said...

Either you or Leah had given me your homemade bath products before, and I LOVED THEM!

Chelsea said...

Thanks so much for posting how to make those! I have been wanting to make some, but didn't have any recipe to do so. :)