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How to Use Bath Salts

by
author image Marie Mulrooney
Marie Mulrooney has written professionally since 2001. A retired personal trainer, former math tutor, avid outdoorswoman and experience traveler, Mulrooney also runs a small side business creating custom crafts. She's published thousands of articles in print and online, helping readers do everything from perfecting their pushups to learning new languages.
How to Use Bath Salts
Add bath salts to your pampering routine. Photo Credit S847/iStock/Getty Images

Bath salts turn a necessary activity into an exercise in self-indulgence. Whether you’ve purchased expensive store-bought bath salts or created your own, using the bath salts properly will help you stretch your investment. While how much salt you use will depend on your own personal preference and how intensely scented the salts are, you should always err on the side of using less to prevent waste. You can always add more later.

Step 1

Fill a drawstring cheesecloth bag with anywhere from several tablespoons to two cups of bath salts. If you don’t have such a bag handy, you can make your own by pouring the salts into the middle of a 6-inch or larger square of cheesecloth (the cloth size depends on how much salt you’re using), then drawing the corners of the cloth up and tying a piece of string around them to seal the salts in.

Step 2

Fill the bathtub full of water. What temperature water you use and how much water, is of course up to your personal preference.

Step 3

Drop the bag of bath salts into the bath water and swirl it around to help dissolve and distribute the salts.

Step 4

Rinse the bag out with fresh water once the bath is over, then drape it over the faucet or shower rod to dry.

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