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Make your own bath-time treats

To enhance your well-deserved time out, we've found the perfect homemade treats!

24 July 2008
by The Clicks beauty team

Bath salts

An easy-to-make, super-satisfying bath-time indulgence, bath salts also make a great gift.

Ingredients
1 cup Epsom salts
¼ cup sea salt
1 tsp olive oil
5 drops essential oil (lavender or rose is wonderfully relaxing, eucalyptus is great for stiff muscles, and anything citrus is fabulously invigorating)

Instructions

  1. Mix the Epsom salts and sea salt together in a bowl.
  2. Stir the olive oil into the salt mixture, a few drops at a time.
  3. Add the essential oil to the mix and stir well.
  4. Store your bath salts in a jar or container with a lid in a cool, dry place. They should keep for four-to-six months.

 

Bath fizzies

Drop a bath fizzy into the tub and watch your troubles disappear in a rush of bubbles! This recipe makes four-to-five fizzies.

Ingredients
1 cup bicarbonate of soda
½ cup citric acid (sifted)
½ cup Maizena
2½ tbls sweet almond oil
¾ tbls water
¼ -1 tsp essential oil of your choice

Method

  1. Mix the dry ingredients together and set them to one side.
  2. Mix the wet ingredients together.
  3. Carefully pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix them together using your hands, breaking up any lumps.
  4. Once the mixture has a texture that is wet, but just holding together, pour it into the individual moulds of a silicon cupcake tray.
  5. Allow the ‘cupcakes’ to dry in the mold for a day.
  6. Once dry, remove the fizzies from the mould and allow them to dry out for at least a week before you pop them in the tub. Enjoy!