15-30 drops essential oil 6 tablespoons sea salt
Place salt in a glass jar with a tight-fitting, nonmetallic lid, then drop essential oils into the salt a few drops at a time, stirring in thoroughly after each dropping; when done adding the oils, cap tightly and shake the jar to continue mixing the ingredients. It is important to cap the jar tightly so the volatile oils do not evaporate and the salt continues to absorb them. You may use them right away or store them in a cool, dark place. Add 1-2 teaspoons of salt to the hand-soak water. Makes about 3 oz. of herbal salt, enough for 9-18 soaks.
Variations: Use your nose and the information in the Essential Oils section to guide your personal formulations. Variations follow:
Stimulating Salt Soak
A refreshing, cooling and invigorating blend for tired and achy hands. It is also cleansing and disinfecting and smells uplifting and delicious.
Use 10 drops of peppermint essential oil, 10 drops of rosemary essential oil, 5 drops of lemongrass essential oil and 6 tablespoons of sea salt.
Follow directions for Basic Herbal Sea Salt above. Add 1-2 teaspoons of the salts per hand soak. Apply a moisturizer afterward. Makes enough for 9-18 soaks.