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Smelling Salts Bowl
Aromatherapy Smelling Salts Bowl
|Coarsely ground pink Himalayan
salt is only one of many salt varities that can be used in this
beautifully aromatic recipe.
Introduction: I love bath salts. So relaxing,
and the course or mixed grain sizes are so visually appealing. The
disadvantage is that once they are added to the bath, the beauty
of these salts can no longer be enjoyed. If you are like me and
enjoy the beauty of specialty salt grains, you will love this recipe
that allows you to enjoy their beauty as they delicately fragrance
The term smelling salts generally refers
to a type of ammonia salt used to revive those that have lost consciousness.
This recipe, however, is intended to create beautiful small bowls
of salts that can be used to naturally fragrance your favorite room
while simultaneously drawing visual appeal.
I adore the gentle aroma of essential oils that
permeates the air when a light breeze dusts across natural potpourri
or these beautiful aromatic smelling salts. Potpourri is beautiful,
but the fragrance can diminish rather quickly. So far, I find that
my aromatic smelling salt bowls retain their fragrance longer than
my my potpourri usually does.
This recipe is intended to create aromatic smelling
salts that are contained in small condiment (2-3 ounce) glass bowls.
This recipe can easily be multiplied so that larger bowls can be
- 2 Tbs. Medium or course grain Sea Salt, Dead Sea Salt, Himalayan
Salts or other medium to chunky grain salts.
The type of salts used in this recipe is not as crucial from a
nutritive standpoint since you will not be using these salts in
the bath or other topical application. Choose salts that you find
visually appealing. Large, chucky, course grain salts are especially
- Approximately 20 drops of Essential Oil
Your favorite essential oil or pure essential oil blend can be
used in this recipe. To view specific essential oil blend recipes,
refer to AromaWeb's Diffuser Blend Recipes.
- Optional: 1/16 tsp. Pearlescent Mica Powders or 1-2 drops FDA
Dye (acceptable for this aromatherapy application since these
salts will never touch your skin).
Shimmering pearlescent mica powders are a beautiful way to add
color to your salt. Alternatively, you may use 1-2 drops of FDA
Dye. Be sure that the small bowl that you will keep your salts
in will not become permanently discolored if you use FDA dyes.
- Small Glass Condiment Bowl
- These small smelling salt bowls can be picked up, placed several
inches from your nose and inhaled, giving you a much stronger
aroma at the times that you need it. Be sure, however, not to
allow the concentrated essential oils to touch your skin or nose.
- If you or a loved one has a cold, make a salt bowl that includes
or other essential oils with expectorant properties. Other methods
of diffusion including steam diffusion and use of a nebulizer
can be more effective during times of sickness. Salt bowls, however,
can be comforting and allow the cold suffer to pick up the bowl
and deeply inhale the oils whenever desired.
Place 2 Tbs. of your chosen salts into a medium size mixing bowl.
If you plan to colorize your salts, add your pearlescent mica powder
or FDA dye to your salts and mix well. For even greater visual appeal,
you can create multi-colored salts by separate your salts into two
or more parts and coloring each separate part with a different color
mica power or FDA dye. Then, combine your colored salts and add
the to the small glass condiment bowl. Lastly, drizzle the drops
of essential oil onto your salts. Over a short while, the salts
will absorb the oils. Over time, the aroma of your salts will diminish.
You can replenish the aroma by again drizzling more essential oils
onto the salts.
- These salts are not intended for medical treatment or to
revive someone who has become unconscious.
- These aromatic salts should NOT be ingested.
- To the unsuspecting child or houseguest, your salts may resemble
rock candy or other edibles. Be sure to keep these salts out of
the reach of children and those that may try to ingest them.
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