1.11.2013

Beauty DIY: Rosemary Mint Bath Salts


Hey you! The weekend is here! What are your plans? My plans? Always up in the air. I had an impromptu party Monday for the football championship (as in my friends texted and said they were coming over and cooking, yay! Awesome free food!), so that was my big event of the week. Since I'm working an extra day this week, I'm looking forward to relaxing and taking a nice, long bath with my DIY bath salts. I actually found rosemary growing wild in one of the parks at my apartment and have been using it for all sorts of beauty DIY/food recipes. You can buy bath salts but my version is way cheaper. You know what? You need some relaxing too. Yes, you do--it's been a long week. Let's whip up some Rosemary Mint Bath Salts and relax. Ahhhh! Here's how:



I N G R E D I E N T S
2 c Epsom salt
1/2 c baking soda
10 drops rosemary essential oil OR 1 tbsp dried rosemary
10 drops mint essential oil
5 drops of soap colorant (optional)

M E T H O D

  • Mix the dry ingredients.
  • Add the oils and mix together until well blended.
  • Store in an air-tight container and allow the oils to marinate with the salts at least a day or two.
  • If using colorant, mix with the salt and allow to dry before proceeding with the rest of the DIY.
  • If using dried herbs, mix into the salt mixture or grind the herbs. I left mine as is. Feel free to remove them before pouring into the bath, but it's not necessary.
  • Add a handful or two to a bath and relax!


T I P S
  • As always, use with caution if skin sensitivities and check with your doctor if you've preexisting medical conditions.
  • Epsom salt is wonderful at easing aches and pains, as well as removing toxins from the body.
  • Baking soda helps soften skin.
  • Rosemary eases aches and pains too, and is full of antioxdiants. 
  • Mint relaxes and helps with clogged sinuses and headaches.
  • Be sure to share the container before using.
  • No tub? Sprinkle the bath salts around the back of the shower and breathe in the rosemary mint scent!
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Have a great weekend! Be safe, behave, and be well. Love, Elle

49 comments:

  1. Looks so simple and nice! I want to try this!

    -Lisa
    The Lovely Memoir

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  2. are you stealing your neighbours rosemary?? :D hihi

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  3. Thanks for posting this, I love it. This would be quite an easy and affordable handmade gift, and you could make the jars look really pretty. Love it.

    Gillian x

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  4. This is awesome, Elle! It's so easy (which is key for me attempting a DIY) and I LOVE the smell of rosemary! Ed made rosemary garlic butter the other night when he cooked me dinner and I just wanted to smell the rosemary all day :) Awesome info - and yay for your friends coming over AND cooking. That's the way to do it!

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  5. Sounds so relaxing :) Your DIY posts are always so interesting - it looks like fun to make as well!

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  6. Oooooh, these sound wonderful and relaxing :) I think I will have to make me some.

    Thanks for sharing and happy weekend!

    Hugs,
    Stephanie

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  7. Great idea, it sounds like it would smell so soothing and relaxing, I now have one more reason to grow rosemary!

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  8. This sounds great, I will have to try it!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  9. Another good one! I love rosemary and the smell of it as well. :)

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  10. I would love to use this right now!!:)
    xoAmy

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  11. Oh Elle! I need this recipe so much this week. Thank you. I have a difficult time relaxing. My body doesn't like to give in.

    LOL

    Have a wonderful rosemary bath and take her easy. I need my advise. LOL

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  12. Thanks for sharing this Elle! I will have to try it as I adore the smell of rosemary. It's supposed to be gorgeous and warm in NYC this weekend so I'm planning to go out and enjoy it.

    Have a fab weekend!
    Rowena @ rolala loves
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  13. Sounds relaxing! Thanks for sharing!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  14. Ah, this sounds heavenly! I am all about bath salts and bubble bars this winter.

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  15. This sound amazing dear! Need to try it out soon! <33

    XO,
    http://rosychicc.blogspot.com/

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  16. You just have the best beauty ideas! I totally have all of these ingredients at home. Perhaps I'll make some this weekend and test it out. I have yet to take a bath in our apartment. perhaps that will change thanks to this great idea!

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  17. ohh, a bath soak sounds so good right now - the perfect friday night plan! Have a great weekend :)

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  18. wow I wanna try this, looks great! Thanks for posting <3


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  19. holy cow, that's SUCH a good idea. and i love how you have it growing wild at your park- even cheaper! i'm definitely trying this. and how fun your friends came over with free food haha i wish mine did that once in a while!

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  20. A bath with these sounds so amazing right now! Too bad I don't have a bathtub at the moment :(

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  21. What a good, idea, Elle, I'm going to try this really soon!

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  22. ROFL! Sorry, I will explain... I am a criminal defense attorney, so when I see the term "Bath Salts", I think of the nasty substance that some of my clients like to abuse. It was just made illegal here in NY, so I expect to be seeing the prosecutions coming soon.

    But your recipe looks lovely. I occasionally give my poor feet a plain epsom salt soak, but perhaps I will whip up a batch of this to try soon.

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  23. This is great. I always love to see an amazing idea like this.

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  24. I've been making vanilla bath salts! Xo Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

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  25. I love the smell of rosemary and mint together! I actually use a rosemary mint shampoo. (I hadn't thought to see if I'm over my limit on pictures. I'll investigate that possibility. Thanks for the suggestion.)

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  26. Soaking in the tub this weekend is a great idea. I haven't really tried rosemary and mint..must smell nice and will definitely try the sweet almond one too.

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  27. Elle, thanks for your visit and fun words. Heather inspires me all the time. Check out her blog,k?

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  28. The epsom salts sound like chicken soup for the skin!

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  29. What a great idea!! Love it. xo, Julie
    www.fromproseccotoplaid.com

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  30. Rosemary bath salt?!? Wow, that sounds ah-mazing!!!

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    Carrie
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  31. We have a pot of rosemary on our deck that is huge. I love that herb.

    I watched the game too, and my team won. I was sooooo happy. The SEC Rocks.

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  32. sounds sensational!

    xx.M
    www.bellesandrebelles.blogspot.com

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  35. This is a great DIY, really will love doing things caser and this is really great. It is simple and very cool. thank you very much for sharing it with your readers.

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  37. I've heard wonders about rosemary; I'll have to give this a try! I'm following you from the Saturday Morning Blog Hope. I'm loving your blog, and I'm hoping you'll stop by and follow back :) Looking forward to more tips and updates!

    xo,
    Stephanie
    Diary of a Debutante
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  39. Fellow Atlantan here! Woohoo! Love your blog and thanks so much for finding mine! Long baths with these bath salts may have to be added onto my New Year's Resolution!

    xoxo,

    Laura
    http://miss-beanie.blogspot.com

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  40. I bet this smells so amazing! I'll have to try.

    Kristen
    www.beholdthemetatron.com

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  41. I'll be making some of this up for Christmas gifts this year! Thanks for sharing!

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