Wine Bath Salts Recipe For All Wine Lovers
This wine bath salts recipe to soak in red wine is the height of indulgence for all wine lovers. Trust me, you have to try it too!
I love to experiment with combining botanicals, salts, herbs, and essential oils into bath soaks. Be it a charcoal detox bath or bath salts for great sleep or an ancient milk moon bath; each has its place in my self-care routine. But, this one is for all the wine lovers!
To soak in a hot bath with the earthy yet sweet aroma of merlot, while vibrant pink globe amaranth and pomegranate flowers float beside you, and rich minerals relax your muscles is the height of indulgence for any wine lover.
It has been said, “soaking in red wine may be the only thing more heavenly than drinking it”(well, you can always combine the two).
With the creation of wine salts, we can enjoy the old world’s tradition of a wine bath without a trip to the vineyards.
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Is bathing in wine good for you?
Wine does contain potent antioxidants helpful in reducing inflammation and fighting free radicals that increase the signs of aging, for example. But, bathing in wine doesn’t truly allow enough absorption of the antioxidants as drinking it does. And as we know, alcohol can dry the skin.
This is why bath salts made with wine are better.
Soaking in red wine may not be the best use of your favorite elixir, but when you pair a bottle of merlot with sea salt, you’re on to something with wine bath salts!
Related To: Himalayan Salt Exfoliating DIY Soap
What is wine salt?
Wine salt is a pairing of aged merlot and sea salt. The deep red color of wine salt is visually stunning and unique among salts, and many find it the perfect balance between a rich sweet wine and a salty, savory flavor.
Merlot salt is more commonly known for its slightly tart, briny, oaky finish for sauces and stocks. And it is also used as an elegant garnish for popular charcuterie boards.
When used in a hot bath, your skin can absorb a small amount of antioxidants and nutrients from the wine and a large amount of minerals from the salt.
Did you know you can make merlot sea salt? It’s the perfect DIY if you have leftover bottles of open wine after an event, wedding, or dinner party. Here’s a recipe for DIY merlot salt that looks easy enough.
I purchased mine from a wine bar while on a date with my husband. I’ve since found merlot salt at Whole Foods. You can have it delivered to your door for free with Amazon Prime! You’ll need two ounces for this wine bath salts recipe. So order two one-ounce bottles or a big sixteen-ounce bag to use for cooking too.
How can you make bath salts with wine?
I’ll be the first to admit; merlot salt is not cheap! So, I make it go further by blending it into more affordable pink Himalayan salt. Then I add a blend of angelica and bergamot essential oils, similar to the aroma of red wine.
And when you pair it with a bar of my homemade pomegranate pink clay soap, candlelight, and a glass of merlot while you soak – you might just be in heaven.
Wine Bath Salts Recipe
Wine Bath Salts Ingredients:
2 ounces merlot sea salt
4 ounces pink Himalayan salt
4 drops angelica essential oil
6 drops bergamot essential oil
1 tablespoon pink globe amaranth flowers
2 tablespoons dried pomegranate flowers
How to Make a Wine Bath:
Next, add four drops of Angelica essential oil and six drops of bergamot essential oil to the salts. Stir well to absorb the oils into the salts.
After, draw a warm bath and sprinkle 2 to 4 tablespoons of wine bath salts into the water. Sink into the bathtub and take a deep breath of your favorite wine. Soak in this blissful wine bath for as long as you desire.
You had me at merlot! A glass of red wine and a hot bath is undoubtedly the perfect way to relax and unwind. So, why not combine them into a wine bath salts recipe?
They are so easy to pull together – I even reused empty candle containers I had lying around to store them. You could do the same or use something similar for a luxurious yet affordable wine lover’s gift idea.
- 2 ounces merlot sea salt
- 4 ounces pink Himalayan salt
- 4 drops angelica essential oil
- 6 drops bergamot essential oil
- 1 tablespoon pink globe amaranth flowers
- 2 tablespoons dried pomegranate flowers
- Pour two ounces of merlot sea salt and four ounces of pink Himalayan salt into a small bowl and stir to combine.
- Next, add four drops of Angelica essential oil and six drops of bergamot essential oil to the salts. Stir well to absorb the oils into the salts.
- Then add one tablespoon pink globe amaranth flowers and two tablespoons dried pomegranate flowers to the salt mixture. Stir once more and pour into your container.
To Use: Draw a warm bath and sprinkle 2 to 4 tablespoons of wine bath salts into the water. Sink into the bathtub and take a deep breath of your favorite wine. Soak in this blissful wine bath for as long as you desire.
They are so easy to pull together - I even reused empty candle containers I had lying around to store them. You could do the same or use something similar for a luxurious yet affordable wine lover's gift idea.
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