Friday, July 22, 2011

Blissful Bath Salts

I'm not exaggerating when I say bath salts and scrubs are the easiest bath product you can make (besides just pouring oil on yourself). In about fifteen minutes, I had three different scrubs with three different healing purposes: Energize, Refresh, and Sleepy Time.

In each scrub I used about 8 ounces of fine dead sea salt, one teaspoon additive (lavender buds, orange peel powder, shredded loofah), two tablespoons of liquid glycerin, and up to 2 ml essential oil blend for a heavy scent.

In my refresher scrub, I used lavender buds as colorful interest and fresh scent, and a blend of peppermint and lavender essential oils. This scrub feels amazing on tired feet and the essential oils have great antiseptic and cleansing properties.

In my Energize scrub, I used orange peel powder and a blend of Orange Valencia and Grapefruit essential oils. Citrus blends are known for their "wake-up!" qualities. This is my favorite combination and smells incredibly juicy and delicious.

In my Sleepy Time scrub, I used shredded blue loofah, Eucalyptus essential oil, and the Sleepy Time essential oil blend. The main fragrance components of this blend are Ylang Ylang, which relaxes and brings feelings of joy, Tangerine, which alleviates stress and anxiety, orange, which refreshes, and lavender, which is soothing and calming, and I added the Eucalyptus to soothe any aching muscles before bed time.

Packaging scrubs is as simple as making them. Use a clear plastic bag and tie off with a delicate ribbon or some rustic twine. They make fantastic customized gifts, but make sure to save some for yourself!


  1. Hey looks great - don't know where you got the powdered orange peel or the blue loofah, some great ideas.

    Now my question is do bath salts have a shelf life?


  2. Hi Fred! The orange peel powder and blue loofah are items we used to carry back in the day. Now, some great options would be apricot seeds or walnut shell powder, or blue pumice. Follow this link for more exfoliant options:

    Bath salts really don't have a shelf life on their own, however, if you add oil to the mix, your scrub is going to last as long as that oil. Cheers!

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  4. So most eo and or fo have a couple year of shelf life correct. Just in general.

  5. In general, fragrance lasts a couple years, but you can add a fixed oil instead of glyercin (sweet almond, sunflower, avocado, etc.) and the shelf life of some of those can be around 6-9 months.