A long soak in a bath is something I think we all need to treat ourselves to every now and then. If a full-body bath is out of the question, go for a foot bath; we absorb a great deal of goodness and expel a great deal of toxins from our feet so don’t overlook a quick soak, even when you’re time-poor.
Epsom salt works to detox, soothe and relax the body, and aids in reducing inflammation; citric acid softens water and helps to give bath bombs their fizz; bicarb is antifungal, antiseptic and gently exfoliating, and excellent at eliminating odour and spirulina is a true superfood, a fine algae powder that is deep green in colour. It is rich in fatty acids, vitamins and minerals, and aids in detoxification.
Bath Salts with Epsom & Spirulina
Makes: 500 g Prep time: < 5 min.
My Choice of Essential Oils
My favourite essential oils in this recipe are peppermint and spearmint, but don’t be limited by my suggestions. Use oils that fit your budget, or those that you already have in your collection. Read here for more information on essential oils.
1. Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix until combined.
2. Transfer into container of choice.
Add 1 cup of mixture to a running bath of warm (not hot) water. Soak for at least 20-30 minutes.