I've always had a thing for a nice long bath. There's something very indulgent about retreating into my private world, soaking in a tub with soft lighting and inhaling the delicious smells from the bath salts that I would use. These days, I've come to love a warm bath even more to relieve the frequent backaches I have to endure on a daily basis thanks to my bulging belly.
Oddly enough, it never occured to me to make my own bath salts. Then this weekend, I decided to have a crack and made my first batch of lemon and mint bath salts.
2 cups epsom salts
1 cup coarse sea salt
1/2 cup baking soda
zest of 1 lemon
30-35 mint leaves, dried and crushed
1. Wash and dry mint leaves before placing on paper plate in a single layer. Microwave and stir in 30 seconds intervals for 2-3 minutes, until leaves curl and crisp and are easy to crush in your hands.
2. Combine salts, baking soda, lemon zest and crushed mint leaves and stir well to combine.
3. Store in jar. Use a few spoonfuls per bath.