The recipe to this awesome soothing bath soak that’s also a body scrub below (the Joey Tribbiani-s of thie world will love this).
Nice warm calming baths, am I right guys? Truth be told, I did break up with these awesome long soothing baths for a while, for who knows what reason. Luckily, I’ve realized I’ve missed having this ritual every now and then. So I started reanimating this rewarding, at least once every two weeks, habit, but decided to take it to the next level. Not that spilling in random shampoo, opting for a fun bubble bath is wrong or anything. But, choosing a “bath” that’s both relaxing AND beneficial to my skin now makes much more sense. So, experimenting one crazy lazy Friday, I made this Blue Bath Soak with a subtle Magnolia Scent. I’ve tried it both as a bath soak and as a body scrub and it is just great!
Little Ingredients Background…
Salt is widely known to be a thorough cleanser of the skin’s pores, while helping your skin maintain its moisture. Filled with minerals, like magnesium and calcium among others, it helps soothing and softening your skin, as well as relieving skin irritation. Himalayan salt is known as a pH stabilizer. It’s great for detox and it hydrates the skin. Baking Soda helps to even out your skin’s tone + helps you get rid of acne. Olive oil goes deeply into your skin while cleansing it thoroughly and intensifies exfoliation. Meaning, all of these combined = kick ass skin.
My skin after using the Blue Bath Soak that’s also a Body Scrub…
I put 1/3 cup of the Blue Bath Soak that’s also a Body Scrub in the tub & spent about 20 to 30 minutes soaking. While there were changes after “the first stage” (like my skin feeling softer), they were impossible to miss after I used the Soak as Scrub and exfoliated my skin. Not only did my skin felt softer, but it also felt hydrated and actually clean. Exfoliating your skin with the Blue Bath Soak (or any bath soak that contains some of these ingredients) also prepares your skin for a nice shave and a smooth legs after. It removes dead cells from the surface of your skin. It opens up your pores, allowing your razor to move closely to the hair roots and remove them all successfully, leaving your skin silky smooth.
This costed me…
Except the essential oils + olive oil, I didn’t have any of the other ingredients at home. I bought them all at once (the Sea Salt, the Himalayan Salt, the Baking Soda + the Food Coloring) and it all costed me close to 5 euros. Using these ingredients I made two batches of Bath Soak, using two different essential oils (Rain Forest and Magnolia), as well as two different food colorings (red, which intensified the natural pink color of the Himalayan Salt, and blue). Each batch (if you follow this recipe precisly) is around 350-400 gr. So, for around 5 euros, I have two jars, or, and let’s round it here, 700 gr of bath soak that’s also. Which I’m sure if I use it like a normal person would, it’ll last about half a year, so…
the What-s and How-To-s.
*Note: The cups I used here can fit approx 100 gr (3.5 oz).
1. In a larger bowl mix the sea Salt (1 1/3 cup) + the Himalayan salt (1 1/3 cup) + the Baking Soda (1 cup).
2. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil and mix it.
3. Add several drops of essential oil. I had several different scents, and Magnolia was the one I loved most, so I used that. Also, I tried with 10 drops first ’cause I didn’t want it to be too scent-y. Once I’ve checked, I realized that it can definitely use more of it, so I doubled it. So, let’s say 20 drops.
4. Add few food coloring drops. The amount of food coloring depends on your choice of final color of the soak.
5. Using a funnel, transfer the bath soak from the bowl into a nice jar.
5. Add about 1/3 cup in the tub with running water, and have a smooth skin.
Try this and share your thoughts, I’d love to hear how it worked for you! Also, if you happen to know some other awesome bath soak/scrub recipe, share that too.