A nice Valentine soak in the tub to soothe and calm the nerves is what sounded nice to me this year for Valentines. As a gift or a romantic indulgence, bath salts seemed like a nice idea to try.
I found Dead Sea Salts, dried Lavender flowers, dried Chamomile and baking soda in the bulk section of the health food store (quite inexpensive).
Put them in the blender and pushed the button.
Spooned the delighful smelling powdered bath salts into clear Valentines Bags.
Tied off the plastic bag and placed into a homemade bag. Tied with pretty ribbon.
Gave them to my girlfriends and indulged myself in a trial bath. So soothing to the skin, and smells so good.
Soothing Bath Salts
4 cups Dead Sea Salts
2 cups Baking Soda
1 cup Dried Lavendar flowers
1/2 Cup Dried Chamomile Flowers or Calendula petals
Blend all ingredients in a blender and breathe in the delightful smell.
If you don't care for little petals floating in your bath water, consider putting a large scoop of the bath salts into a coffee filter. You can seal all openings by sewing edges together like a little envelope or
tea bag; or pour into a nylon stocking, tie off and add to bath, or add essential oils instead of flowers.
Other optional ingredients:
Oatmeal (soothes itchy skin)
(be sure to grind it fine first and mix it with the other ingredients once they are ground
Powdered Milk (a beauty treatment used by Cleopatra)