Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Making essential oil bath salts

In the winter I love to take a hot bath with a good book and there is nothing better in the water than bath salts. Homemade ones with no chemicals.
I made a batch last week and it is wonderful. This is the simple recipe:
2 cups of Epsom salt (which is magnesium, a naturally occurring mineral that is important for many systems in the body, especially the muscles and nerves.
1 cup of baking soda
your choice of essential oil, I used lavender and rose, both are good for dry skin and relaxing.
I put about 15 or more drops of each in.
Stir it well and enjoy.
You can add however much you want to your bath, I would start with about 1/4 cup.

I've been working hard on my sashiko trying to get big and even stitches. I probably could have stitched three of these pine tree blocks with all the stitches I've taken out and redid. The stitches are suppose to be about the size of a grain of rice, mine are the size of a half. I finally came to the conclusion everyone has their own rhythm and you have to go with it. Mine after 30 years of perfecting the quilting stitch to teeny, tiny, I cannot make the stitch any bigger, just work on keeping them even and the space between them even.


Anonymous said...

the stitches look is hard to do bigstitches after trying to perfect tiny stitches. The bath salts look very relaxing.....Deb C

Peggy said...

Looks perfect to me, Kathy!

Deb Hardman said...

I think you're right. Your stitches are perfect as is!

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