Have you ever taken a bath and come out of it with your skin feeling dry and itchy? It’s not exactly the best experience, especially after you just spent some time trying to unwind and feel good. The typical solution would probably be to just put on some lotion and wait for your legs to stop itching- but what if you didn’t have to do that? What if you could enjoy all the normal perks and relaxation bliss of a bath without the dry and itchy skin? In fact, what if you could come out of the bath feeling as moisturized as you did pampered and clean? Well, you can. And you can do it by making this: moisturizing bath salts!

 Easy and quick, these moisturizing soaking salts make a great gift for basically any bath time lover (including you). All you need is:

  • Soaking salts of your choosing (Epsom salts are great, but you can use others like Dead Sea salts if you want)
  • Raw Shea butter
  • Essential oils (optional, but very nice)
  • Container for storage
  • Mixing bowl
  • Small pot or double boiler
  • Spoon or spatula for mixing

First, measure out your soaking salts into your mixing bowl (you can use however much you want). Then, take your Shea butter (about 1 tsp for every 1 to 1 ½ cups of soaking salts) and melt it slowly over low heat. It’s important you keep the heat low so the Shea butter’s therapeutic properties stay in tact, so be patient. Once it has melted, pour it over your soaking salts. If you are using any essential oils, now is the time to add those as well. Start with 10 drops for every cup. Mix everything together until the Shea butter has evenly coated the soaking blend, then transfer the mixture into your container of choice. Keep it stored somewhere cool so that the Shea butter doesn’t melt in the container (but it will melt and lightly coat your skin when you add it to the bath- which is exactly what you want!).

Now, next time you want to take a bath you don’t have to worry about getting itchy and dried out skin. Use this soaking salt blend to relax, rejuvenate and softly moisturize your skin all while sitting in the tub. And don’t worry about it being too oily, the amount of Shea butter used is just enough to moisturize your skin without being too much.