This is day 15 of my 30 day blogging challenge. My goal this month is to post one recipe every day. These recipes feature natural colorants and additives and are scented using natural essential oil blends.
I’m changing it up a bit. Today’s recipe is a super simple bath salt recipe. Let’s get to it!
Vetiver & Bergamot Bath Salts
Fine Sea Salt (or any size sea salt) – 2 cups
Course Pink Himalayan Salt- 2 cups
Bergamot Essential Oil – 10 drops
Vetiver Essential Oil – 10 drops
Bath Salt Directions
Step 1 – Measure the salts into a bowl.
Step 2 – Drop essential oils onto salts in different spots.
Step 3 – Mix well to disperse the essential oil.
Step 4 – Spoon into containers.
To use: Scoop 1/4 cup into warm bath water.
About the Ingredients
The magic in this recipe is the essential oil blend of bergamot and vetiver. I have fallen in love with this blend.
Vetiver – Vetiver is near and dear to my heart, as we frequently travel to Haiti to teach soapmaking. I even got to visit a vetiver distillery while there. It is earthy, grassy and heavy, but bright at the same time. It is great for anchoring blends or adding a bit of mystery and darkness.
Bergamot – Bergamot is a crisp and bright top note essential oil.
Together they make a very unique and intoxicating aroma.
Happy Bath Salt Making!
I’m disappointed to read this recipe as I enjoy this subscription usually. Tisserandinstitute.org owned by well know Robert Tisserand for his amazing scientific studies in essential oils and aromatherapy in general all over the world, and educates which was part of my studies quotes very strictly about the use of EO in any other form than with a carrier oil;
“This is a mistake very easily made, even by people who have been using essential oils for some time. If you want to add essential oils to your bathwater, mix them in a vegetable oil, or emulsify into an aqueous medium, using an emulsifying agent such as Solubol.
Essential oils do not mix with water, they float in tiny droplets on the surface, and you are about to sit on those droplets of undiluted essential oil. Whenever essential oils are ‘mixed’ with water without a dispersing agent, there is a high risk of irritation, since undiluted droplets of essential oil attach to the skin, often in sensitive areas. Because the oils are warmed up by the water, and also cannot evaporate, they often sting like crazy. This can happen with any essential oil”
Bath salts are not a dispersing agent.
Please reconsider using posting your recipe or trial it with a carrier oil, test it, then post it for your audience. You need to educate too.
I don’t know why anyone would question Amanda’s recipe on Essential Oils as that’s simple the only thing she uses in her products. I’m not being ugly I’m just saying have a little faith becuz Amanda & Benjamin wouldn’t tell anyone a blend unless it was a tried & true mixture they’ve been using for many many years and I’ve been following Amanda since before she became a couple w/Benjamin and I’ve never witnessed her using anything but EO’s where as I always go for that bottle of Fragrance Oil when I know the EO’s are so much better for our skin. I use EO’s for my customers w extra dry skin or eczema or psoriasis just to help them find some help that’s affordable and none medical by having to swallow pills and have so many horrible side effects from them. T.Y., Sandra
I am seeing fine and coarse sea salt which one do I buy?
Both is used
Does anyone have suggestions where to get some nice jars for these?
Why do you put your EO directly in the salts ? This is very dangerous! You need a carrier oil or natrasorb to dilute them !
I just don’t understand!
The ratio of essential oils is minimal to the amount of salt. Even less when diluted in a bath tub. Carrier oils are necessary when applying directly to the skin. You certainly can add a nice carrier oil to this bath salt if you like. I would say maybe 30 grams would work well. Hope this helps! 🙂
Agree as a certified aromatherapist.
Agree as a certified aromatherapist that a carrier oil should be used no matter how small the amount used.
Wouldn’t you need a carrier oil to dilute this? Which one would you choose?
Where did you get the containers from? It gorgeous.
I got them from a kitchen store that’s local. I’m sure you could find them online; I just haven’t looked yet. 🙂
Thanks for sharing
Well Amanda, I will have to try that one for sure, because I love your blends!