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With many of the ingredients we use in soap making and bath/body products, I often wonder - what's the difference? I know that different oils give different qualities to soap...but does it make that big of a difference in the final product?
It's the same with bath salts. I was in a store the other day and they had over a dozen different salts for sale. They were mostly for cooking...but there were pink salts, grey salts, dead sea salts, kosher salts and more. Adding some salt to your bath is a really easy and a wonderful way to transform your bath from ho-hum into something really wonderful, but how do you choose from all these different ingredients? It's all just salt...isn't it?
Well...it's actually the non-salt constituents of the "salt" that make the difference - the trace minerals and such that make each of the salt varieties different. And you can combine your own other ingredients like milk powder, baking soda, natural starches, essential and fragrance oils, herbs or flower petals into a wonderful creation.
Here's more basic information about the types of salt you can use in bath salts.
And once you've chosen your salt, here are some simple recipes for bath salts.