Work With Me Wednesday: The Egyptian Bath Salt

Work With Me Wednesday: The Egyptian Bath Salt

Welcome back to Work With Me Wednesday where you tag along in the lab. Today, I'm formulating The Egyptian Bath Salt.
Before I formulate any product, I weigh everything first. Each ingredient represents a percentage of the formula. The total formula must equal 100 percent. I'm meticulous about this calculation. I always follow the carpenter's rule of thumb--measure twice, cut once.
When measuring essential oils, I use a scale that measures to 1/100th of a gram. It's important for a precise measurement because too much of a good thing ceases to be good.
I always dilute essential oils with a carrier oil. This makes the essential oils more effective on the skin and helps avoid skin reactions.
Next, I combine the essential oils with the organic baobab oil. This is the dilution process. I use baobab oil because it:
  • contains essential fatty acids,
  •  contains beta-Sitosterol, which is an antioxidant that reduces free radical damage to skin,
  • contains vitamins A, D, E, F,
  • is non-drying, non-irritating, non-sensitizing,
  • helps treat dry, damaged, eczema-prone skin, and
  • softens, restores, and moisturizes skin.

 At this point, I think like a chef/baker. I mix my dry ingredients first. This is a combination of epsom salt, Dead Sea salt, and baking soda. Collectively, these ingredients:

  • calm, reduce skin irritations and symptoms of eczema,
  • decreases skin itching,
  • soften rough, dry skin,
  • remove dead skin cells, and
  • boost skin health by addressing inflammation.

 Do you know why chefs/bakers mix dry ingredients separately before adding wet ingredients? Once you add the wet ingredients, you don't want to over-mix the flour because it can make your dough tough. Nobody wants tough baked goods.

This is where I wear my herbalist hat. When I add the diluted essential oil blend to the dry salts mixture, I massage (with gloved hands, of course) the blend and set my intentions for the end user.

I think the universe was feeling the good energy and vibes, too. As I was channeling intentions for this batch, Anita Baker's song, Caught Up in the Rapture (of Love) started playing on Pandora.

I wish whoever receives The Egyptian Bath Salt from this batch much love and happiness.

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