Salts are an easily prepared alternative to bath herbs,
and are to be preferred to the caustic mixtures now on
the market; most of these chemical-ridden formulas are
almost guaranteed to irritate your skin.
Creating Bath Salts
The basic ingredients are table salt, baking soda (sodium
bicarbonate) & Epsom salts (magnesiumsulfate). Some
herbalist also use borax. Add the salts to a large bowl
in these proportions:
3 parts Epsom salts
2 parts baking soda
1 part table salt (or borax)
Mix thoroughly. This is now the base from which you can
create a wide variety of bath salts.
Its wise to add the power of colors to bath salts. Use
plain food coloring for this purpose, letting it fall
drop by drop onto the salt base. If two or more colors
are required to mix an exotic hue (such as purple), mix
these in a spoon first and then add to the salts to avoid
creating a two-toned product.
Add many drops for a darker colored salt; fewer for a
lightly hued salt. Mix the color into the salts with a
spoon until it is evenly distributed.
Now add the essential oils drop by drop, one ingredient
at a time, until the scent seems right. Mixwith a spoon
until all salt particles are moistened. (Could take 1/2
hour or more) As you mix, visualize the energies within
the oils merging with each other and with the salt. Keep
the salt's magickal goal in mind while you stir.
Empower the mixture. Use or store until needed.
proportions, rely on your nose to determine the exact
quanties. The more potent the finished products' scent,
the less will have to be used for each bath. They should
be strongly scented.
To use, add from 2 tablespoons to one-half cup of the
ritual bath salts to a full tub. Mix with your hands,
feeling their energies merge with the water.
While sitting in the tub, soak up the power. Allow
yourself to receive it, or alternately, to realease
specific negative energies from yourself into the water.
Always keep tub clean. Ritual baths taken in unclean
bathtubs won't have the desired effects!
Remember: Use only genuine essential oils