Happy May! Ready to unwind? This homemade bath salt recipe is so easy to put together and will leave you feeling relaxed at the end of a long day.
And with Mother’s Day just around the corner, it’s the perfect gift idea too.
This bath soak is a little different than most in that it’s made with Himalayan pink salt, which comes from ancient mountain seabeds and is said to contain more than 80 essential minerals. Not only does it act as a powerful detoxifier for the entire body, but it also leaves the skin feeling nourished and soft.
It only gets better when you add the fresh aroma and skin firming qualities of pink grapefruit essential oil, as well as the moisturizing and healing benefits of sweet almond oil.
I recommend saving this salt soak for an evening when you’re not in a rush and have nothing else to do after but crawl into bed with a good book or catch up on a show. I know, it happens so seldom when you’re a mom, but it’s totally worth it. And you definitely deserve it.
This homemade pink grapefruit salt soak is so easy to mix up and an effective way to detoxify your whole body.
- 1 1/2 cups pure Himalayan pink salt
- 1 TB. sweet almond oil
- 10-15 drops pink grapefruit essential oil
- Mix ingredients in a bowl and divide between 2 jars.
- Store in the refrigerator to keep fresh until use. Makes 2 bath soaks.
*See bath instructions below
Note: Because of the natural detox properties of this soak, it is recommended to drink lots of water before, during and after the bath. As with any medical condition, check with your doctor before taking a detox bath.
Add 3/4 cup of bath soak (1 jar) to the tub as you’re filling with very warm water. Allow to dissolve (you may have to stir the water around with your hand).
Soak for 20-40 minutes, drinking at least one 8 oz. glass of water while you’re in the tub (preferably with a squeeze of fresh lemon).
Exercise caution getting out of the tub, especially if you’re feeling light-headed or weak. Pat yourself dry to allow the mineral-rich water to soak into your skin or rinse off if you prefer.
Follow with at least one more 8 oz. glass of water.
Place 1/4 cup of bath soak into a basin or pedicure tub filled with very warm water. Soak your feet for 15-20 minutes. Pat dry and remove dead skin with a pumice stone. Follow with good quality foot lotion or coconut oil (and socks). Your feet will be very soft and sandal ready!
For a Mother’s Day gift or any other occasion, finish the jar off with some baker’s twine or ribbon, a sprig of flowers and a pretty tag. Be sure pass on the instructions for best results.
More Handmade Gifts for Mother’s Day!
Some of my blogger friends have put together some fantastic gift ideas too. Nothing says love like handmade, right?
Shauna of Satori Design for Living made a Pink Grapefruit Salt Soak (that’s me!)
Christina of The DIY Mommy shows you how to make a Mini Fairy Garden in a Tin
Jenn of Clean & Scentsible made Vintage Wood Transfer Photo Coasters
Tara of Suburble put together a Weathered Gift Tray Tutorial
Kristi of Making it in the Mountains shows you how to make a DIY Blanket Ladder
Lucy of Craftberry Bush shows you how to make this Press Fern Resin Tray
Jo-Anna from A Pretty Life in the Suburbs has a recipe for a Lemon Coconut Sugar Scrub
Alex of Northstory made these fantastic Photo Tea Bags
Virginia of Fynes Designs has a free Apron Sewing Pattern
Krista of Happy Housie made a DIY Silhouette Image Tea Towels
Enjoy the sunshine!