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    Bath oils/salts

    I'm looking for something that's not too strong/chemically/filmy, any suggestions?

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    Re: Bath oils/salts

    I just use regular Epsom salts. They're cheap and not at all strong smelling (there's no smell at all actually) and they don't leave residue on my tub.


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    Re: Bath oils/salts

    Quote Originally Posted by katymyers View Post
    I just use regular Epsom salts. They're cheap and not at all strong smelling (there's no smell at all actually) and they don't leave residue on my tub.


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    I want something that has a fragrance, just not a strong one.

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    Re: Bath oils/salts

    Epsom salts are usually available in lavender too.


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    Just buy essential oils in the scents you like and add a couple drops to the bath until you have the strength you like. Epsom salts are great for sore muscles.
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    Re: Bath oils/salts

    Quote Originally Posted by jwilliams View Post
    Epsom salts are usually available in lavender too.


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    Ok, I'll check that out.


    Quote Originally Posted by SuzaBanana View Post
    Just buy essential oils in the scents you like and add a couple drops to the bath until you have the strength you like. Epsom salts are great for sore muscles.
    Does Walmart and Target sell that stuff?

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    Re: Bath oils/salts

    Quote Originally Posted by SuzaBanana View Post
    Just buy essential oils in the scents you like and add a couple drops to the bath until you have the strength you like. Epsom salts are great for sore muscles.


    Just don't add the oils directly to the bath. They will sit on top of the water and not mix in. Depending on the oil it can irritate or even burn the skin. You need to mix the essential oils with the Epsom salts before adding to the bath water.

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    Re: Bath oils/salts

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    Just don't add the oils directly to the bath. They will sit on top of the water and not mix in. Depending on the oil it can irritate or even burn the skin. You need to mix the essential oils with the Epsom salts before adding to the bath water.
    Huh? Ok, so mix oils with salt. What about just getting bath salts, would that be easier, or more money?

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    Quote Originally Posted by featherhead View Post

    Just don't add the oils directly to the bath. They will sit on top of the water and not mix in. Depending on the oil it can irritate or even burn the skin. You need to mix the essential oils with the Epsom salts before adding to the bath water.
    I have a glass jar (like a mason jar) I keep in the bathroom. I put a scoop of epsom and baking soda, then a few drops of whatever EO I'm in the mood for. Just shake and dump it in the running water.

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    Re: Bath oils/salts

    Quote Originally Posted by HEVY View Post
    Huh? Ok, so mix oils with salt. What about just getting bath salts, would that be easier, or more money?


    Bath salts would probably be easier, possibly cheaper as well. Depends how much you are concerned about chemicals and doing things naturally. Bath salts will have chemical fragrances and maybe other additives.

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    If all you want is a very light scent, 2-3 drops into the RUNNING bath water will disperse the oil enough. And while there are some oils that could irritate the skin, I find it's much more than 2-3 drops in a full tub. I take baths several times a week and for 2+ hours. The whole family has sensitive skin and has never had an issue with a couple drops of oil in the tub.
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    I take a bath almost every night after work.

    I love Epsom salts, both unscented and lavender and they're CHEAP which is nice for how often I use them.

    Every once in a while I use a Lush bath bomb on Treat Yo Self day, but those are quite pricy considering they're typically one-time use products. They're heavenly though. I my friend works there, so sometimes she gives me some.
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    Re: Bath oils/salts

    Quote Originally Posted by robbertbobbert View Post
    I take a bath almost every night after work.

    I love Epsom salts, both unscented and lavender and they're CHEAP which is nice for how often I use them.

    Every once in a while I use a Lush bath bomb on Treat Yo Self day, but those are quite pricy considering they're typically one-time use products. They're heavenly though. I my friend works there, so sometimes she gives me some.


    This is exactly what I do . I buy either the lavender or plain Epsom salts and use them every night after the kids are in bed. I love Lush bombs but they are expensive so I can't use them very often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katymyers View Post
    This is exactly what I do . I buy either the lavender or plain Epsom salts and use them every night after the kids are in bed. I love Lush bombs but they are expensive so I can't use them very often.
    I also don't feel like my crappy standard-size bath tub does them justice! If we are going on vacation or staying somewhere with a great tub I always pick up a few bath bombs first.
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    Dr Teal's makes Epsom salts in several scents (vanilla, chamomile, eucalyptus/peppermint, unscented) and they're available at Target or Walmart for about $5 a bag.

    I had a terrible experience adding grapefruit EO to a bath once. I did it while the water was running and used only 4 drops, and it BURNED. I had to slather myself in coconut oil to undo it. So I wouldn't recommend that.

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    Re: Bath oils/salts

    Quote Originally Posted by LISmama810 View Post
    Dr Teal's makes Epsom salts in several scents (vanilla, chamomile, eucalyptus/peppermint, unscented) and they're available at Target or Walmart for about $5 a bag.

    I had a terrible experience adding grapefruit EO to a bath once. I did it while the water was running and used only 4 drops, and it BURNED. I had to slather myself in coconut oil to undo it. So I wouldn't recommend that.
    Thanks, I was just coming to ask for a brand, and jusy happen to be going to target today.

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