One of my favorite bath salts to make in the wintertime and throughout the holiday season is my holiday spice bath salt soak. It helps relieve body aches, tension, stress, and stiffness. Heck it even helps detoxify the body and soften the skin right up. It is very easy to make and very enjoyable to use or give as a lovely spa gift during the holiday season.
The ingredients I use to make this holiday spice bath salt soak are purely organic and natural because I find them are more potent and work more effectively than processed ingredients. The natural ingredients I use are 4 cups of sea salt, 1 tablespoon of cinnamon, 1 tablespoon of ginger powder, 1 teaspoon of nutmeg powder, 1 teaspoon of ground clove powder, 1 tablespoon of rosemary, 1 teaspoon of citrus oil, and 1 cup of baking soda. All these natural ingredients you should be able to find in your local grocery store or health food store. You will also need a large container with a lid or jar. I like to put my homemade holiday spiced bath salt soak into a jar because the moisture doesn’t get to it as fast and you want the mixture to stay loose and not hard like a bath bomb.
Now to start of making the holiday spice bath salt soak you will also need a large mixing bowl and metal mixing spoon. The way you make the bath salt soak is by pouring the 4 cups of sea salt, 1 tablespoon of cinnamon, 1 tablespoon of ginger powder, 1 teaspoon of nutmeg powder, 1 teaspoon of ground clove powder, 1 tablespoon of rosemary, 1 teaspoon of citrus oil, and 1 cup of baking soda into the large mixing bowl. Then you will want to combined the ingredients together with the metal mixing spoon until all the ingredients are combined together to create a holiday spice bath salt soak that will look white with brown spice specks. Once the bath salt soak is made you can scoop it or pour it into the large container you have or jar and seal it off with a lid and place it near your bathtub until you are ready to use it.
The best way to use the holiday spice bath salt soak is by filling your bathtub up with warm water and pouring about 1 to 2 cups of the bath salt soak right into the bathwater. Then you will want to allow the bathwater to dissolve for five minutes and the warm holiday spice aromas to fill the air of your bathroom. The spice scent will not be strong at all. It is very light and warm and smells like warm spiced citrus fruit you usually smell during the holiday season. I find that the scent of this holiday spice bath salt soak helps warm me up in the wintertime as I soak in, in my bath. The spices and salts help draw out toxins, purify and soften the skin, relief inflammation that caused body aches and muscles stiffness, and helps relieve stress and tension that one usually get during the holiday season. Once the bath is made I find it best to soak in the soak for as long as an hour to help you unwind and relax completely. However, I know not everyone has a lot of spare time so 20 to 30 minutes are also just as nice if possible. I know my friend uses my homemade holiday spice bath soak and says 10 minutes soaking in this stuff is enough to rejuvenate her in the afternoon or evening.
One thing I would recommend before using this holiday spice bath salt soak is to make sure you are not allergic to any of the ingredients in it first. I know some people are allergic to some spices so also be careful giving it as a lovely Christmas or holiday spa gift. Other than those two opinions I wish you all a very happy holiday season and hope you enjoy this lovely homemade holiday spice bath sea salt soak.