by Maria Koropecky, Cruising Into Wellness owner
If you like Pumpkin Spice lattés, try making this Pumpkin Spice Spa Salts recipe!
September is the perfect time to start thinking about making a batch of Pumpkin Spice Spa Salts because if you start now, you'll have enough time to order your ingredients by mail and cure your batch before the holidays.
Here's a recipe I created but of course, you can customize your spa salts with any salt, essential oils, dried herbs, dried flowers, sugar, or colouring that you like. The possibilities are endless!
Let me know if you'd like to order any of the ingredients from cruisingintowellness.com.
Pumpkin Spice Spa Salts Recipe
- 600 grams Epsom salts - Ease aching limbs, draw toxins from the body, and reduce stress.
- 2 cups baking soda - Soothes itchy skin, clears blemishes, softens bathwater, and eliminates foot odour.
- 100 grams Dead Sea salt - Dead Sea salts baths contain high levels of potassium, sodium, and magnesium which help detoxify the body and soften the skin. People swear by their healing power.
- 1/4 cup cornstarch - Lends a particularly silky and luxurious feel to bathwater, making skin feel smooth and soft.
- 2 TB almond oil - Good for normal, dry, and mature skin. Cleansing, moisturizing, and conditioning.
- 1/2 tsp vitamin E oil - Prevents scar tissue and may reduce anxiety. Also acts as a preservative.
- 10 drops cassia cinnamon essential oil - Aids concentration and lends a seductive, spicy note to blends.
- 10 drops ginger essential oil - stimulates circulation which encourages the elimination of toxins from the body.
- 10 drops nutmeg essential oil - oils from the fruit of this evergreen tree are used in perfumery, aftershaves, men's cosmetics, and aromatherapy.
- 8 drops clove bud essential oil - is a spicy, middle note that's warming in massage and has pain-relieving properties.
- 3 drops cardamon essential oil - (available here by special order @ Cruisingintowellness.com). Alleviates mental fatigue and nervous exhaustion.
Method: In a large bowl, combine Epsom salts, Dead Sea salt, baking soda, and cornstarch.
In a separate jar, shake together essential oils, almond oil, and vitamin E. Pour the liquid drop by drop into the salt base. Gradually mix and blend until any clumps disappear. Store in fancy jars. Makes a great gift!
Note: If possible, wait two weeks before using your spa salts so that the mixture has time to cure and synergize.
Manner: Add a few tablespoons of spa salts to your bathwater when you bathe, but always add them after you have filled the tub with water so the aroma doesn't evaporate before you get in.
Storage / Shelf Life: Store in a clear jar. Freshness will last up to one year.