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Sea Witches Cabinet: Deep Springs Bath Salts

Bath salts of my own recipe, used for creating a healing and rejuvenating bath! 

For this recipe you’ll need:

  • ¼ cup of Calendula petals
  • ¼ cup Stevia
  • ¼ Cup Thyme
  • 1 Cup Corse Sea Salt
  • ¼ cup baking soda
  • 1 ¼ cup Epsom salt
  • 2 tablespoon melted coconut oil

I recommend starting by gathering the materials you will mix your ingredients with. Get a mason jar for the finished product, two wooden bowls to mix the herb /salt ingredients, and finally something to stir them with. I recommend using wooden bowls for separating ingredients because (I kid you not) I read that in some crazy purist wiccan book it actually helps to mix herbs in wooden bowls because it allows for easier enchantment and energy intermingling. For some reason its always works well for me, but it not necessarily a necessity. And finally the stirring tool. I use a piece of driftwood; because I cant seem to help myself with this whole sea-witchcraft thing. Otherwise a spoon, wand, channel, or other object would work just as well for a little extra magic.

Start by mixing the Calendula petals, Stevia, and Thyme intoone of the wooden bowls. At this point you should let the scent of the plantsimmerse you as you continue to stir them (widdershins) around the bowl with the driftwood. Imagine lush deep green growth in a murky forest surrounding a natural spring. Take note of the scents of the pollen from these plants, as they steep in the steam emitting from the water. Once this visualization is complete, your herbs are ready.

Next mix your Epsom salt, sea salt, and baking soda into another wooden bowl. Likewise, stir these ingredients widdershins with the piece of driftwood while following the visualization: Look down at the water of the spring, nestled deep in the fragrant forest. Note the clarity of the water, and the sizzling bubbles rising from it slowly. There is a stream that flows from the rock face, crystal clear, and another stream flowing from the pool. In this place you can feel the water deep in the earth replenishing the spring, and then feeding its sweet nectar to the ocean in near silence. Once this visualization is complete, your salts are ready.

Just after pour your ingredients from the wooden bowls and into the mason jar. Seal it tightly, and shake it vigorously. This gets some of it mixed, but the salts and plants separate easily. Next we will add the coconut oil directly to the mason jar.

In a small glass dish melt two tablespoon of the coconut oil until it is a clear liquid. (many coconut oils come in butter-like form) Then pour the liquid directly into the mason jar and over the crude mixture of herbs and salt. It should start to form a clump in the center of the jar, but don’t let that stop you. Quickly re-seal the jar and shake it vigorously for about two minutes, allowing the oil to spread throughout the jar. Finally leave the jar to set, with the top unsealed to allow any trapped moisture to dry out. The final product should feel oily, but certainly not wet.

Viola!! Your Deep Spring Bath Salts are ready to use! I ended up drilling whole in the piece of driftwood used to mix the herbs, and attaching it as a talisman to the jar. I am not a fan of extremely fragrant or weedy baths, so typically a 1-3 spoon fulls is enough for me. The recipe is altered to make a large mason jar of this stuff, so that way you don’t have a “one and Done” bath salt. Enjoy your product for months to come! To use the bath salts as a spell, simply visualize yourself returning to that deep-woods spring every time you use it.

Happy bathing!