PLEASE POST BATH SALTS RECIPE

PLEASE POST BATH SALTS RECIPE

Post by Angela Vas » Sun, 26 Nov 1995 04:00:00



This recipie might be what you're looking for:

YOU WILL NEED:
3 tablespoons vodka
Small yogurt pot
Pink food coloring
Peach essential oil
1 teaspoon almond oil
Plastic Spoon
1 kg (2 lbs) washing soda crystals
1 litre (1 3/4 pint) plastic ice cream container with a well-fitting lid
Presentation jars
Ribbon
Labels

1. Pour vodka into the clean yogurt pot, and add about 5 drops of pink food
coloring, 15 drops of peach essential oil, and the almond oil.  Stir until
the mixture is thoroughly blended.

2. Put the washing soda crystals into the ice cream container, give the vodka
mixture a final stir, and pour it over carefully.  Keep turning the crystals
over with a plastic spoon for a few minutes, and then seal with the lid.

3. After 3 days, stir the bath salts again and pack into attractive jars.
Add a ribbon bow and label with the contents.

I hope this helps you with your project.

-Angie

 
 
 

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Post by gand.. » Fri, 01 Dec 1995 04:00:00


What are washing soda crystals?

Nita

Quote:

>  This recipie might be what you're looking for:

>  YOU WILL NEED:
>  3 tablespoons vodka
>  Small yogurt pot
>  Pink food coloring
>  Peach essential oil
>  1 teaspoon almond oil
>  Plastic Spoon
>  1 kg (2 lbs) washing soda crystals
>  1 litre (1 3/4 pint) plastic ice cream container with a well-fitting lid
>  Presentation jars
>  Ribbon
>  Labels


 
 
 

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Post by Nancy Dool » Sat, 02 Dec 1995 04:00:00


Quote:


>Subject: Re: PLEASE POST BATH SALTS RECIPE
>Date: 1 Dec 1995 03:10:16 GMT
>Most likely the poster of the bath salts recipe meant
>Baking Soda (washing soda crystals). Many people use Baking
>Soda in their Bath Salt recipes.
>Hope this helps.
>Kindest Regards,
>Terry (-:>
>Provider of high quality 100 percent Cocoa Butter(with that
>wonderful aroma of chocolate in it) to soap and lotion makers, as
>well as bulk beeswax for many uses. Other goodies available --
>just ask.

Baking soda and washing soda are two completely different things.  One found
in the food aisles and the other found by the laundry soap.

Nancy Dooley

"A cheerful look makes a dish a feast"...Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

 
 
 

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Post by Ron Goin » Sat, 02 Dec 1995 04:00:00


Quote:

>What are washing soda crystals?

>Nita


>>  This recipie might be what you're looking for:

>>  YOU WILL NEED:
>>  3 tablespoons vodka
>>  Small yogurt pot
>>  Pink food coloring
>>  Peach essential oil
>>  1 teaspoon almond oil
>>  Plastic Spoon
>>  1 kg (2 lbs) washing soda crystals
>>  1 litre (1 3/4 pint) plastic ice cream container with a
well-fitting lid
>>  Presentation jars
>>  Ribbon
>>  Labels

my recipe is differant:::
3 cups  epsom salt

1 T   glycerin

2-3 drops of food coloring and
        perfume

that's it...turned out great for me!!!
cathy
in houston,tx

 
 
 

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Post by Tls.. » Sat, 02 Dec 1995 04:00:00



Subject: Re: PLEASE POST BATH SALTS RECIPE

Most likely the poster of the bath salts recipe meant
Baking Soda (washing soda crystals). Many people use Baking
Soda in their Bath Salt recipes.

Hope this helps.

Kindest Regards,

Terry (-:>

Provider of high quality 100 percent Cocoa Butter(with that
wonderful aroma of chocolate in it) to soap and lotion makers, as
well as bulk beeswax for many uses. Other goodies available --
just ask.

 
 
 

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Post by KnitnKit » Sun, 03 Dec 1995 04:00:00


Can't be Baking Soda.  It definitely will dissolve as soon as liquid
touches it.  There definitely is a crystalline form of soda, which also
comes as Epsom Salts  if you can;t find the regular bath soda. It comes in
a container like that for a quart of milk. Joy
 
 
 

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Post by Nancy Biggin » Tue, 05 Dec 1995 04:00:00


i do not know about epson salts crystals,
 but i have grave anxiety about the washing soda
business as washing soda is also known as caustic
soda--once in the ancient past, i thought it
was the same as baking soda only in a big box--
i tried to wash a german shepherd who had a
skin problem

when he began to scream, i hit the shower head--on
inspection, i learned that it is indeed quite caustic

we use it a lot in batiking and other crafts, but
i would be leary about it in the bath

 
 
 

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Post by MelodyFa » Tue, 05 Dec 1995 04:00:00


I'm curious as to the purpose of voda in the bath salts recipe.  I use sea
salt, baking soda, oatmeal, dried herbs and essential oils.  I've also
tried using sea salt, glycerine and essential oils, but the glycerine will
leave a gummy mess in the bottle after a couple days.

Melody

 
 
 

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Post by James L Park » Wed, 06 Dec 1995 04:00:00


: Boraxo is found in the laundry aisle ( remember the 20-mule team
: Boraxo commercial from years ago - U.S. tv ) Arm and Hammer
: Baking Soda is also found in the laundry aisle. I was only
: surmising that the poster would have used baking soda, not
: boraxo, in their bath salts. Logical - Y/N?

Not necessarily.  Washing soda is actually sodium carbonate [Na(CO3)2]
and baking soda is sodium bicarbonate [NaHCO3].  They are related, but
they are not the same thing.  Sodium carbonate (or washing soda) is more
basic than it's cousin baking soda.  Washing soda IS found in the laundry
aisle of SOME groceries.  Not all groceries carry washing soda.  

: For years my grandmother and mother used baking soda in their
: laundry. I do the same thing. Baking soda is a pretty nice,
: all-around cleanser, don't you think?

What I think doesn't really matter.

--Sue Parker

 
 
 

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Post by MelodyFa » Fri, 08 Dec 1995 04:00:00


You can't make bath salts without liquid?  I do.  Although I admit that
they're not as bright and colorful as the ones you use food coloring and
glycerin, they're still quite beautiful with just the herbs, etc.  Baking
soda works quite well in this type of bath salt.

Melody

 
 
 

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Post by Jennifer C. Siemins » Fri, 08 Dec 1995 04:00:00


: i do not know about epson salts crystals,
:  but i have grave anxiety about the washing soda
: business as washing soda is also known as caustic
: soda--once in the ancient past, i thought it
: was the same as baking soda only in a big box--
: i tried to wash a german shepherd who had a
: skin problem

Lye is the product know as caustic soda.  It is sodium hydroxide.  
Washing soda is used to improve the performance of laundry
soaps/detergents by softening the water.

Jennifer in FL

 
 
 

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Post by KnitnKit » Fri, 08 Dec 1995 04:00:00


Sure baking soda is a very good cleanser, especially for refrigerators,
etc.  But it still dissolves as soon as liquid touches it.  And you can't
make bath salts without liquid. Joy
 
 
 

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Post by James L Park » Sat, 09 Dec 1995 04:00:00


: I don't think this can be the same kind of washing soda.  Washing soda
: crystals used to be added to the liquid when washing clothes, before
: washing machines were popular.  (My grandmother ran a laundry where
: EVERYthing was done by hand).  Washing soda crystals are certainly not
: caustic. They cause the water to be softened and it feels like silk when
: they are dissolved in it.  I do not know what kind of washing soda you
: used on your German Shepherd, but the fact that he was in pain is a
: frightening thing.  This should not have happend with plain washing soda.

Actually washing soda is sodium carbonate and it is more basic, thus more
caustic, than sodium bicarbonate.  That is assuming you're dealing with
the same CONCENTRATION of each--ie. sort of the amount dissolved in the
same amount of water [this could get very complex if your chemistry is
shaky].  The point is this, many caustic agents aren't TOO caustic if the
amount of it is small.  So, when you take a bath the water feels all nice
and "silky", just like the water your grandma used to wash clothes in.  It
feels silky because the washing soda is basic.  Of course, she
didn't add a whole box of washing soda to the clothes.  To do so would
have caused base burns to the wash person's hands.  

Some people are very sensitive to washing soda.  I find it hard to work
with if I have to handle a moderately concentrated solution of it when
tie-dying (pre-soak for reactive dyes).  It feels nice on my skin while it
is in the solution, but it feels horrible once they are pulled out.  The
fact that this individual's German Shepherd was in pain, isn't too much of
a stretch in my opinion--it depends mostly upon the CONCENTRATION of the
washing soda.  In other words, a large quantity (like the contents of a
one pound box) of washing soda added to your bath probably would be quite
irritating, but a small quantity (such as a few tablespoons) would
probably be fine. It is essentially a matter of QUANTITY.

Sodium carbonate(the main component in washing soda--READ the label) is
considered to be a moderate to strong base.  Bases are considered to be
caustic.  

: Baking soda is not the same thing, and couldn't be used as bath crystals.
: The first liquid you add to it will dissolve it. Joy

I disagree that it couldn't be used as bath crystals.  An infinite amount
of baking soda is NOT soluble in a few tablespoons of liquid.  You can try
this at home yourself.  Fill a coffee cup half full of baking soda.  Add
one or two tablespoons of water or other fluid to it.  Stir.  Does it all
dissolve?  Just try it.

Frankly, I think I would prefer baking soda to washing soda in my bath
crystals. But that is....... JMHO.

Disclaimer:
I am not screaming.  I am not mad.  I AM bothered by misinformation.  I
am not flaming anyone.  I am applying basic chemical principles to the
situation at hand.  

--Sue Parker