Fancy skinny dipping into a tub full of fresh sandalwood oil and rose? I most certainly do. A homemade bath salt recipe was all I was waiting for! I found this recipe in Wendy’s blog, Herballisticgarden and I knew I had to get my hands smelly (in a good way) with essence and sea-salt. The result you ask? It’s unbelievable. Looks like store bought plus homemade ingredients makes it even more organic, plus this is brilliant gifting solution- imagine in essence of seabreeze, lavender, Lilly of the valley and of course, cocoa and vanilla. Mine is sandalwood and rose petals.
Why Sandalwood for me
Pure sandalwood oil is known for its healing and therapeutic properties and is one of the most effective skin hydrating natural solution known to mankind. A drop of sandal wood in a teaspoon of water if rubbed on cracked & chapped skin brings instant healing, which means it is an elixir for ageing skin (Yeah, I’ll touch 30 in a couple of years and it’s good to start early).
Plus, sandalwood is also a natural toner that can be used on both oily and combination skin; believe me the result is stunning and I could only mention a few from its vast uses. In a word, let’s just say I simply had to use this magic potion from my very own country that produces one of the best sandalwood oils in the history of sandalwood.
What you’ll need:
Sea Salt: About 2 cups
Orange Food color: 3-4 drops
Pure Sandalwood Essential oil: 1/2 teaspoon (This will be expensive but buy the expensive one)
Rose petals, chopped: of one rose (Fresh or dry- you decide)
I did not include borax or plain salt though you can.
In a glass bowl, add everything except the color, and toss. Now, add color and toss again.
And now you are officially ready for a beauty bath.
P.S: Ahem, sandalwood is also an aphrodisiac. Know what I mean and where I’m headed?
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