bath salts and oils

bath salts and oils

Post by megm » Thu, 03 Oct 1996 04:00:00



I need to find a recipe for bath salts or bath oils that I can use to put
inside about 20 small glass bottles.
I believe I remember one that used epsom salts, but forget what the
"scent" items were and what the
amounts to use might be.  If anyone could help me with this I would
greatly appreciate it!
I also was wondering about scented bath oils as well, I am guess I could
use baby oil with a few drops of
scented oils. Any ideas?

Thanks in advance

Meg

 
 
 

bath salts and oils

Post by WiLd cHi » Fri, 04 Oct 1996 04:00:00


On Oct 02, 1996 18:54:15 in article <bath salts and oils>, '"megm"

*****RECIPES TAKEN FROM CRAFT FILES*****

Quote:
>I need to find a recipe for bath salts or bath oils that I can use to put
>inside about 20 small glass bottles.
>I believe I remember one that used epsom salts, but forget what the
>"scent" items were and what the  
>amounts to use might be.  If anyone could help me with this I would
>greatly appreciate it!

*BATH SALT

*3 cups of epsom salts
*1 Tablespoon glycerine
*Food coloring
*Trial vial of a fun cologne [or scented oil)

*Place the epsom salts in a gallon size zip locking bag,
*set aside.  Mix the glycerine, food color, and cologne
*together.  Add to the epsom salts.  Zip the bag closed
*and knead the salts until the color is uniform.  Store in
*a glass container with a tight fitting lid.  Canning jars
*work great!  Use about 1/4 to 1/2 cup, if the day was
*real bad, use at least 1 cup! <VBG>

*I have used one red drop and 2 yellow, to achieve a nice
*peachy color.  I tried to copy the coloring of the packaging
*that the cologne comes in.  I think the marketing departments
*spend a lot of time trying to decide on a color that "fits" the
*fragrance.  This makes a lot!  I like to give it as birthday
*gifts.

*Tina Howard

Quote:
>I also was wondering about scented bath oils as well, I am guess I could
>use baby oil with a few drops of  
>scented oils. Any ideas?

i had to search long and hard for this recipe.... haven't tried it yet
(just found it last night) so if you get to it before i do, lemme know how
it works out!  I HAVE, however, heard that plain MINERAL oil works better
than the baby oil cause it isn't scented. (the only difference.... except
the price around here!!!)  The really thick kind works WONDERS!

*BATH OIL

*1 whole egg
*1/2 c baby, mineral or jojoba oil
*2 tsp liquid soap
*1/4 c vodka (any proof)
*2 Tbs honey
*1/2 c milk (any kind)
*essential oil for optional fragrance

*Throw it in a blender and process for 30 seconds.  Use 1-2
*tablespoons in bath.

*It noted that the shelf life at room temp was about 18 months.  
*Has me a bit confused with the egg and milk, but the reaction of
*all the ingredients may make a difference.  I haven't tried it
*yet, so if you do let me know how it turns out!

As i said, i haven't tried it yet.  Waiting for Friday afternoon...... and
time!  Got the last of the ingredients last night, just have to blend them!
 i'll let ya know how it works if i get to it before you do!
--

WiLd cHilD

 
 
 

bath salts and oils

Post by beadlad » Sat, 05 Oct 1996 04:00:00


Hi!
 I made some home made bath salts with:
2 C epson salt
1 C Rocksalt or sea salt(works better)
1/4 tsp. glycerine
6 drops essential oil
food coloring
Mix well
It's great!
I will check on the bath oil I know I have a recipe at my shop!
Hope this helped
Cindy


Quote:
> I need to find a recipe for bath salts or bath oils that I can use to
put
> inside about 20 small glass bottles.
> I believe I remember one that used epsom salts, but forget what the
> "scent" items were and what the
> amounts to use might be.  If anyone could help me with this I would
> greatly appreciate it!
> I also was wondering about scented bath oils as well, I am guess I could
> use baby oil with a few drops of
> scented oils. Any ideas?

> Thanks in advance

> Meg

 
 
 

bath salts and oils

Post by Robert Goodm » Sat, 05 Oct 1996 04:00:00


Re Wild Child's recipes, please be aware that Epsom salt hardens water.
I've my own recipe for a non-irritating composition to make dense foam
on bath water: my U.S. patent 5,336,446.  I'm looking for someone to
license it.

Robert Goodman

 
 
 

bath salts and oils

Post by Jacqueline Dinsmo » Mon, 07 Oct 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

>BATH OIL
> *1 whole egg
> *1/2 c baby, mineral or jojoba oil
> *2 tsp liquid soap
> *1/4 c vodka (any proof)
> *2 Tbs honey
> *1/2 c milk (any kind)
> *essential oil for optional fragrance

These look reallly interesting, but I have a couple of questions:
 Why the Vodka?
 Is there any danger of the food coloring in the Bath Salts staining any
body parts submerged in the bath?

Enquiring minds want to know.

 
 
 

bath salts and oils

Post by Brenda Pry » Tue, 08 Oct 1996 04:00:00


I make my own bath salts using sea salt/rock salt and epsom salts together.  I use a
couple drops of food colouring for colouring and about 5 drops essential oil(s)
depending on the size of container I'm making up.  I use 3 teaspoons sea salt to 1
teaspoon epsom salts.

For bath oil, I would not recommend using baby oil, as it is mineral based.  You may
be able to buy a bubble bath base with no colouring or scent to it.  Alternatively I
would be more inclined to use a vegetable oil as a base for bath oil.  Such as grape
seed oil, or a light olive oil even canola oil.

Hope this is useful.

Cheers, Brenda

 
 
 

bath salts and oils

Post by Mme Sav » Tue, 08 Oct 1996 04:00:00


Be careful when using epsom salts.  They contain a mineral that is
absorbed through the skin and can be dangerous to those with heart
problems or high *** pressure.

Also, unlike sea salt, epsom salts are only used for relaxing soaks and
you should not do anything energetic immediately afterward.  Again, this
is related to the mineral (magnesium?) that is contained in epsom salts.

You're probably better off with table salt if you can't get sea salt.

 
 
 

bath salts and oils

Post by Robert Goodm » Wed, 09 Oct 1996 04:00:00


Re Brenda Pryde's suggestion, if any of you are interested in "a bubble
bath base with no colouring or scent", and you'd like to go commercial,
please consider licensing my U.S. pat. 5,336,446 non-irritating foaming
formula.  Outside the U.S., it's in the public domain.

Robert Goodman, Ph.D.

 
 
 

bath salts and oils

Post by Robert Goodm » Wed, 09 Oct 1996 04:00:00


Re Mme Savon's post, I strongly disbelieve that significant amounts of
magnesium sulfate can be absorbed thru skin.  I would warn, however,
that Epsom salts (MgSO4) harden water, and hence should not be used with
soap.

Robert Goodman