Living Life Naturally

Archive for September, 2011

Salts Of The Earth…..

You know, salt really is a wonderful commodity; I have been making my own bath salts for many years but even now I am still learning, still experimenting with different blends of oils, different types of salt, adding colours, lavender heads, rose petals………. the possibilites are truly endless.

For anyone interested the easiest and most basic recipe of all is as follows:

225ml Epsom Salts (these contain magnesium)

225ml Sea Salt (fine or coarse – the choice is yours)

10-20 drops of fragrance oil (I recommend lavender for its relaxing qualities)

10 drops food colouring (optional)

Method

Mix the salts together well, then scoop about a 1/4 into a smaller bowl. To this add your fragrance and colour and blend thoroughly. Once this is done gradually add to the remainder a little at a time until you are happy with the colour strength.

Add to running water and enjoy your bath!

It Takes All Salts…..

I have always loved salt…. on my food.

In my opinion chips simply cannot be eaten without it  and tomatoes are unpalatable unless sprinkled liberally with the glorious white stuff.

But as we all now know – because we are forever being lectured about it – too much is apparently very bad for you, causing any number of dreadful ailments but most especially, high blood pressure.

Never mind – I have found somewhere I can use as much salt as I like with absolutely no damage to my well-being whatsoever.

In fact it does me the power of good; exfoliating my skin till it is as soft as a baby’s, cleansing cuts, healing blisters and bruises, and relaxing the body so it is ready for sleep.  

Nothing can be as relaxing as a hot bath full of lavender scented bath salts.

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