This recipe uses a combination of Epsom salt, baking soda, pink sea salts, organic dried roses, and essential oils. Interestingly, Epsom salt is not actually a salt at all! Epsom salt is made of hydrated magnesium sulfate. Magnesium and sulfate are known for their hydrating properties, making Epsom salt a popular choice for bath salts.
Pink Himalayan sea salt is a rock salt mined from ancient salt beds within the Himalayan Mountains. Sea salt helps remove toxins and soothe muscles. Protected from pollution and impurities since its formation 200 million years ago, pink Himalayan salt is believed to be one of the purest forms of salt available. The color of sea salts range from white to a deep shade of pink. This recipe uses two sizes of pink sea salt (medium and coarse) to give texture.
Baking soda helps soften both the water and your skin. Baking soda is pure bicarbonate of soda.
Essential oils are steam-extracted oils that carry the essence of the plant. They provide a sensory experience (aromatherapy) and can aid in relaxation, energy, or other benefits, depending on the type of oil. Also, if the aroma is one you enjoy, you’ll be more likely to take healthful deep breaths. I used a creativity-enhancing combination to create the spa environment such as eucalyptus for deep breathing, rosemary for focus and energy and lavender for calming.