I love spa baths and this heavenly scented, therapeutic bath made with Himalayan pink salt, aromatic essential oils, and beautiful rose petals is no exception! The rose essential oil will leave you feeling absolutely relaxed, stress-free, and maybe even in the mood for Valentine’s Day, because it’s an aphrodisiac. Also, just as Dead Sea salt is full of several health-revitalizing minerals offering therapeutic benefits, such as reducing cellulite and detoxifying the body, Himalayan sea salt is chock-full of minerals as well — 84 trace minerals to be exact — and is especially great for nourishing your skin and re-energizing you.
So why not make it as a treat for yourself or as a gift for a loved one this Valentine’s Day (or really any other day of the year for that matter)? It literally only takes a few minutes to make and it’s easy to whip up large batches, so you can have enough for yourself and those you care about, too.
- 1 pound Himalayan bath salt
- 1 handful fresh rose petals (or dried rose petals)
- 12 drops of organic rose essential oil (or rose geranium essential oil)
Makes enough for one bath.
Note: No doubt you may have seen Himalayan pink salt (sometimes also called Himalayan rock salt or Himalayan sea salt) in tiny spice-sized containers in the cooking section in your local grocery store. This is the same kind of salt you will be using in the bath, but of course, buying it from the grocery store may not be the most cost-effective option.
So, I suggest buying it in bulk, such as from on-line retailers, because it is sold at much better prices. While you’re at it, order a little extra for cooking and seasoning your food, too. Himalayan pink salt is a healthy substitute for regular table salt, which is mostly sodium chloride, and it tastes so much better!
If you don’t have any pure rose essential oil, which can be pricey, but absolutely divine smelling, feel free to substitute or mix it with some rose geranium oil. It will impart a beautiful rose scent with a slight minty, herbaceous note. Also, dried rose petals, which are often available at craft stores and gourmet culinary stores, may be substituted for fresh rose petals.
- In a bowl, add the essential oil to the salt one drop at a time distributing it evenly.
- Mix well.
- Place the mixture in an air-tight container, such as a glass jar.
Tip: If giving it as a gift, add dried rose petals on top and tie a ribbon around it.
To use, add the entire mixture to the bath and let it fully dissolve. Toss in some fresh rose petals for a luxurious experience. Soak in the tub for at least 20-30 minutes to enjoy the full health benefits and when you’re done, towel dry your skin.
Did you know?
- Himalayan pink salt, which is mined from the Himalayas, is one of the purest salts on earth, because it hasn’t been exposed to impurities.
- A purifying Himalayan pink salt saline solution can be used to cleanse wounds, heal rashes, and more.
- Chefs use Himalayan pink salt slabs, plates, and bowls to serve food on.
- Rose essential oil is not only moisturizing to the skin, but also great for anxiety and depression.
- Rose geranium essential oil is used for insomnia, balancing hormones, relieving depression and anxiety, and even alleviating certain skin conditions, such as eczema.
Other DIY Spa Baths You May Be Interested In
- A Decadent Rose Milk Bath for Valentine’s Day!
- Make Your Own Remineralizing Spa Bath with Dead Sea Salt
- DIY Warming Winter Ginger Bath: Sleep Better & Fight Off Colds
- DIY Detoxifying Mustard Bath: Soothe Muscles, Fight Colds & Flus, & More
Other Articles about Natural Spa Treatments You May Enjoy:
- 5 Ways to Brighten Your Beauty Care Routine with Lemons
- Natural Pumpkin Spa Treatments You Can Make
- DIY Organic Lavender Body Scrub
- How to do Abhyanga: A Daily Self-Massage Full of Health Benefits
- How to Dry Skin Brush: An Easy DIY Spa That Reduces Cellulite & More
Copyright © Karen Peltier and Well Gal, 2014. All rights reserved.
Photos © Karen Peltier and Well Gal, 2014.