I love WFMW tips. I spend way to long on my computer clicking tons of links to visit other bloggers and checking out their WFMW tip. Anyone else have this problem? LOL 🙂
As the weather finally warms up we are all getting outside more and more. That puts us in the path of mosquitos, poison ivy, sunburns and many other irritants that will give us rashes and/ or make us itch. Would you like a way to dry up poison ivy and poison oak? How about a way to take the sting and itch out of ant, mosquito, chigger and such bites? Maybe something to help ease a suburn?
I will tell you exactly what you can do. Make your own bathsalts. That’s it? That’s it!! All those things? All those things and more! What do you have to lose except itching, burning, stinging, spreading, redness, swelling and nasty on your skin? This also works great for children so there are no creams to try and get on them and no medicines to get in their eyes.
Here is the very simple recipe:
Dead Sea Salt (optional but beyond wonderful!!)
Essential Oil (for smell)
To make your bath salts simply combine equal parts of the salts you choose. Always use Epsom Salt. You can use the combination of all three salts for the best results or you can use the Epsom Salt and Sea Salt (both are available at every grocery store).
Combine your salts in a container that has a lid and mix them well.
Next you put in 7-10 drops of your selected essential oil (I love eucalyptus, lavender or clove) for approximately 1-2 cups of bath salt mixture. If you make a larger batch just add about 3-4 drops for each cup.
Put the lid on your container and shake vigorously to spread the oil throughout the bath salts. Shaking the mixture once every other day for the first week will help to blend the mixture well.
It can be used immeadiately or stored until needed. This also makes a great gift. Just make sure you know the person’s favorite scents!
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