Decompressing after a long day is a must. I believe that relaxing in the evening is important for both physical and mental health. One way I enjoy self-care is by detoxing in an at-home spa, just saying that I can feel my shoulders drop and relax.
I LOVE bath bombs and scrubs and soaks but buying them can be expensive and produce lots of waste with packaging. This resulted in me being curious on the process and ingredients used to make these products. After some product trial and research I played with a few recipes and came up with my favorite Himalayan Salt Soak.
the 5 item list
1. Gather all the ingredients.
2. Combine Himalayan salt and essential oils. I used chunky salt instead of fine because I like the overall look. Since the chunky salt takes longer to dissolve completely, it gives me more reason to rest and soak longer in the tub. I used lavender essential oils because I am obsessed with the smell and love its therapeutic qualities. I sprinkled about 15 drops then stir, then added the remaining drops to get a better coverage in the batch.
3. Add dried rose petals and fresh rosemary. For the roses I used roses from my garden that had been dried by the sun and I simply pulled the petals off and crushed them with my hand. I cut two sprigs of rosemary, totally optional, but the smell and look of the leaves really add dept for a more well rounded and visually appealing salt soak product. For the rosemary I just pulled the leaves off with my fingers, no chopping necessary.
4. After all ingredients are combined, add batch to an air tight container. I suggest something clear so you can admire your beautiful creation.
While my recipe works for me, you might not love all the ingredients. But I would LOVE to hear what enjoy in your bath products and your story. Cheers to making things + finding tranquility.