One of my favorite treats as a kid was a dreamsicle bar. You know that frozen treat on a stick that had a orange outer coating and a vanilla ice cream inside. When I found this recipe for this bath salt recipe from Pure and Natural Soaps brought me back to my childhood during the hot summer months. What is great about this recipe is no calories.
2 cups Epsom salt
1 cup Sea salt
1/2 cup Baking Soda
liquid food coloring (color of your choice)
15 drops of vanilla essential oil
15 drops of sweet orange essential oil
1 Tbsp. of carrier oil (almond, coconut, olive, etc., your choice)
Place the salt mixture into a bowl. Add the drops of your chosen essential oils. Add the drops of your liquid food coloring. Mix very well with a fork. Add the mixture to a pretty jar, salt tube, or container that has a tight fitting lid. After a day, you may wish to mix well again to ensure that the oils have blended very well.
Add 1/2 - 1 cup of the salts to running bath water. Mix well to ensure that the salt has dispersed well in the tub before entering. To keep the essential oils from evaporating too quickly, you can add the bath salts just before getting in the tub instead of while the water is running. Sitting on undissolved chunky bath salts can be painful, so make sure the salts have dissolved well before entering.