Since it’s the season for gifting, here’s an idea for a simple to make bath soak. Tied up with an appropriately colored ribbon and tag, it can be a thoughtful gift any time of year.
Here’s the recipe for this luxury bath soak:
2 cups baking soda (sodium bicarbonate)
1 cup Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate)
2 tablespoons ground ginger
5 drops essential oil (optional – I used lavender-vanilla)
Mix all ingredients – make sure the ginger is lump free before adding to the mix. Store in an airtight jar, or package in a cellophane bag (with tag) for gift giving.
Add 1/2 – 1 cup (for a normal size tub, more for larger tubs) to bath water and soak. Other herbs/essential oils can be substituted as desired.
This doesn’t have an overly heavy fragrance and really does help reduce aches and pains after soaking for 20 or 30 minutes.