bath salts

@Anne18 (11036)
September 26, 2008 3:44pm CST
Are bath salts still being made? We used to have them a lot when we were children, used to like throwing them into the bath and hearing them plop!! Worse thing about them was if you got in the bath before they dissloved and sat on them it was like sitting on broken glass. Not that i have ever sat on broken glass!! LOL Just what I would image it would be like. Our bath salts were always purple
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• Ireland
26 Sep 08
Yes, the bath salts are still being made Anne. Radox are still making them as I often use them when I want to just relax in the bath. There are also Epsom salts which are good for bachache and my son used these. I have seen a lot of scented ones but they have all gone very expensive. My favourite ones are lavender and they smell gorgeous.
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@Anne18 (11036)
19 Oct 11
I have had radox poweder in my bath. I don't normally think to look for things like that as I'm a bubble bath girl, but with christmas just acoming round the corner it got me thinking when I first started this discussion that christmas time people sometimes get given them for christmas gifts... I like the idea above of savypat's about making your own.
@savypat (20247)
• United States
26 Sep 08
Yes we have them in USA. But they are easy to make, you just use good rock salt and dye it and add essental oil of your choice. let dry package and you have bath salts. Use a finer salt and you get a bath rub for feet and elbows. It's a fun craft and pretty too.
@Anne18 (11036)
19 Oct 11
Thats a very good idea to make them yourself, I have never thought of that. Espically as christmas is now getting near, you can buy lots of different fancy empty jars and ribbons to jazz the jars up. A lovely cheap homemade pressie to give to someone
• Canada
26 Sep 08
I think they are still around. I don't use them myself, because I am very prone to bladder infections. If I put anything in my bath other than plain bar soap that I may use, I will get a really bad infection, and have to be on medication for atleast 10 days to get rid of it. I remember the ones that my mother had always came in rainbow colours.
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@Anne18 (11036)
19 Oct 11
I reember the rainbow colour ones. They used to look so smart and posh sitting on the bathroon shelf in the bathroom. Hope you are in good health my fellow mylotter
• Southend-On-Sea, England
19 Oct 11
I haven't seen them for years and years, and I can remember sitting on them when they hadn't dissolved properly - ouch ! We had purple ones and white ones too and I can remember (this was back in the 1960s and 1970s) getting deluged with them for Christmas presents each year. They seemed to vanish when shower gel and things like bath oil became very popular.
@Anne18 (11036)
19 Oct 11
I do sat on them many times before they had dissolved properly and like you it was one BIG OUCH! I think the same will also happen today if we tried it.
• Southend-On-Sea, England
19 Oct 11
LOL I use Oilatum oil now...I think my bum is too old to start sitting on undissolved bath salts, that's if we could still get them.
@Anne18 (11036)
19 Oct 11
Cheap bubble bath for me
@cream97 (29169)
• United States
21 Aug 10
Hi, Anne18. Yes, bath salts are still being made. I have used them many years ago. They were pink bath salts.
@Anne18 (11036)
19 Oct 11
In the past I think they just made a few colours and now like everything else you can get them in many different colours which is very good as you buy them to match your bathroom colours.
• United States
29 Jul 10
I am learning how to make bath salts and found a really great inexpensive way to make them. I use sea salt to make mine. I just ordered the fragerance oils to add to them. I am hoping they come out well so I can sell them online and make a little extra money. I am not sure if dyeing the would be a good idea.
@Anne18 (11036)
19 Oct 11
Hope that when you made your bath salts you were able to sell them online and make lots of money for christmas.
@marina321 (4561)
27 Sep 08
They do sell them here but I am yet to try them and I will... I tend to take more showers than baths and they do some really luxurious liquid bath foams which cost less
@Anne18 (11036)
19 Oct 11
When I started this discussion we didn't have a shower, we now have a shower but I'm not a shower person, tend only to have a shower when I need to wash my hair, so am a bath person. I like bubble bath in my bath.
• Lubbock, Texas
26 Sep 08
They are still being made, but I prefer to make my own. I mix coarse sea salt, epsom salt and a little baking soda. Add a drop or two of essential oil per 1/4 cup salt mixture. I use citric acid crystals if I have them instead of the baking soda, but the soda is easier to get. Even if you don't have anything to scent it with it still makes your skin feel silky smooth when you get out of the tub.
@Anne18 (11036)
19 Oct 11
Well another person who likes to make there own bath salts. I trust that with the salts making you feel silky smooth you don't slid out of the bath!!
@winterose (39921)
• Canada
28 Sep 08
gosh that is a great point, I don't know, I haven't seen them around either. I used to like them too. I miss taken a bath, I am so big that I am afraid to sit down in the tub.
@Humbug25 (12551)
28 Sep 08
Hello Anne18 I can imagine sitting on them before they dissolved, that's gotta hurt huh? I think I remember being given them for birthdays and Christmas but never used them, I dunno what my mum did with them and you are right they always seemed to be purple! I am sure they do still make them, you'd probably find them in some sort of packaging in pound shops!