Epsom salts have been changing my life lately. How did I not know about this stuff up until a month ago, I’ll never know. Literally, soaking in the tub with some drops of lavender will change your life. It is so relaxing and calming and a great way to get ready for bed– a few weeks ago when I was having my crazy stint of prednisone induced insomnia I was pulling out all the stops trying to get myself to go to sleep. Out of everything, this worked the best.
I have had lots of extra sitting around and decided to whip up some exfoliating scrubs and bath salt mixtures as trials for Christmas gifts. I absolutely love this mint and grapefruit scrub mix! I have used it everyday this week and I love how tingly it leaves my skin feeling and the grapefruit smells divine (although disclaimer, don’t use this is you have any cuts or scrapes because OW.)
All you need is a jar (I got mine at Hobby Lobby), a bag of epsom salts (most grocers have this in the bath soap section) and whatever you want to infuse it with. I chose mint and grapefruit, but the possibilities are really endless.
I am so glad I did a test-run of this because next time I know what to avoid. I am going to try out wild orange essential oil and black tea packages (cut opened and sprinkled in) next!
Do you have another combination in mind? I am making these for Christmas gifts so I would love your suggestions!