- A small mixing bowl
- Kitchen scales
- A cup or glass
- cheese grater (fine)
- A 250g jar & lid
- 125g coarse sea salt
- 25g epsom salts
- 50g bicarbonate of soda
- 30g citric acid (granular)
- 10g finely grated cocoa butter (refined or deodorised)
- 5g tapioca starch
- 5ml your chosen Essential Oil or Fragrance Oil (peppermint works well)
Measure the sea salt, epsom salts, bicarbonate of soda and citric acid into the bowl. Take a ‘lump’ of refined or deodorised cocoa butter and grate 10g of it into the bowl with the other ingredients using a fine grater (if preferred grate into a dish and measure from there into the bowl). Mix these ingredients all together thoroughly.
Measure 5g of tapioca starch into a cup or glass and add 5ml (1 tsp) of your chosen essential oil or fragrance oil and mix thoroughly until the starch has absorbed all of the liquid, then add this to the rest of the ingredients and mix thoroughly. Leave this mixture to stand and dry for several hours, as the bicarbonate of soda and citric acid will otherwise react and start to set the mix solid if sealed too early.
Finally decant into the 250g jar.
Simply sprinkle a handful into a warm foot bath and relax.
To make larger amounts simply multiply this simple recipe.