Bath Salts

Making your own bath salts is not only convenient, but can also be a nice
decoration, or even a wonderful gift for a friend, since they can be used by
just about anyone. And since there are no harsh chemicals in the home-made
kind, they are perfectly safe. They can be made with any essential oils you
wish, and with some food coloring, can be colored any shade. All you need is
3 parts Epsom salts, 2 parts baking soda and 1 part table salt, or borax.
Personally, instead of the table salt, I use fine ground seasalt. Blend
these together, and you've created the base for the following recipes. To
add color, simply add the drops to the salt base. If you want to mix colors,
do so in a spoon or small dish before adding to the salt. To add the
essential oils, you may want to prepare the blend in a separate container,
then add them to the salts, stirring the salts until all of them are
moistened. Finally, add a few drops of glycerin to the salts to help keep
the scent. To use the bath salts, add a half-cup to a tub of warm water.
Some of the recipes below are found in "The Complete Book of Incense, Oils
and Brews" by Scott Cunningham. You can purchase this book by clicking on
the links below.

Air Bath (Elemental)
3 parts Lavender
2 parts Rosemary
1 part Peppermint
1 part Bergamot
Color: Yellow
Use to attune with the powers of Air, for divination, theorization, aiding
the memory, concentration, clear thinking, visualization and study.

Circle Bath
3 parts Rosemary
2 parts Myrrh
2 parts Sandalwood
1 part Frankincense
Color: Purple
Bathe in Circle Bath before any form of magickal working to strengthen,
purify and prepare yourself for ritual.

Earth Bath
4 parts Patchouli
3 parts Cypress
1 part Vetivert
Color: Green
For use in attuning with the Earth, or for spells involving money,
foundation, stability, creativity, fertility, ecology and so on.

Fire Bath (Elemental)
3 parts Frankincense
2 parts Basil
2 parts Juniper
1/2 part Orange
Color: Red
For use in attuning with the element of Fire, or for rituals involving
strength, courage, passion, lust and so on.

Flowery Love Bath
3 parts Palmarosa
2 parts Lavender
1 drop Rose
Color: Pink
Bathe in this mixture to attract love and to expand your ability to give and
to receive love.

Healing Bath
3 parts Niaouli
2 parts Eucalyptus
1 part Sandalwood
Color: Dark Blue
For use in speeding healing. Release the ailment into the water. Splash
fresh water over your body before toweling. And don't bathe, of course, if
your condition does not allow it.

High Awareness Bath
3 parts Cedarwood
2 parts Sandalwood
1 part Frankincense
Color: Purple
Bathe in this mixture to direct your consciousness toward higher things, to
promote spirituality and to combat Earth-obsessions such as uncontrolled
spending, overeating, sluggishness and all forms of unbalanced materialism.

Love Bath
3 parts Rosemary
2 parts Lavender
1 part Cardamom
1 part Yarrow
Color: Pink
For promoting and attracting love. Use with visualization, as with all of
these formulas.

Lust Bath
3 parts Sandalwood
2 parts Patchouli
1 part Cardamom
Color: Red
For promoting lustful desires.

Protection Bath
3 parts Rosemary
2 parts Frankincense
1 part Lavender
Color: White
Bathe in this mixture daily to strengthen your psychic armor and to stave
off all manner of attacks - physical, mental, spiritual, psychic and

Psychic Bath
4 parts Yarrow
1 part Bay
Color: Light Blue
Use this blend in baths to strengthen your psychic awareness.

Purfication Bath
3 parts Geranium
2 parts Rosemary
1 part Frankincense
Bathe in this blend to purify body, spirit and soul.

Spiritual Bath
4 parts Sandalwood
2 parts Myrrh
1 part Frankincense
1 drop Cinnamon
Color: Purple
Use to increase your awareness of the divine, especially beofre religious

Water Bath (Elemental)
2 parts Camomile
2 parts Yarrow
1 part Ylang-Ylang
1 part Palmarosa
Color: Dark Blue
Use for attuning with the element of Water, or for love, psychic awareness,
friendships, healing and so on.