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Review of Ritual Bath Salt by Nuit Apothecary on Etsy

January, 2019

Ostara
Ritual Bath Salts

by
Nuit
Apothecary

on Etsy

I
received Ostara Ritual Bath Salts by Nuit Apothecary. It came nicely
packaged in a black bag, with a pretty
label explaining what it was.

It’s made with Dead Sea salt, Epsom salt, prairie lily, red clover and essential oils.

As
someone who adores taking hot baths, I was looking forward to trying
this salt out. I
ran the tub and sprinkled some in.

It
had a nice scent and the salts dissolved well
in the hot water. There were plenty of herbs floating around in the
tub. The scent was not as strong as I would have liked and
what was there, dissipated fairly quickly.

Also,
as someone who owns a home with a septic tank, there was an
over-abundance of herbs and I had to be very careful when letting the
water out so that I could catch most of the herbs before they went
down the drain.

***

I
emailed Nuit with some questions about herself, her practice and her
process, why she decided to start making products for the public
instead of just for her own use, and if she found the birch and
driftwood she uses or if
it were local sourced, as well as if she grew her own herbs. Her
response is as follows:

I’m
Nuit, the owner of
Nuit
Apothecary
,
a solitary, eclectic witch. I consider myself a very private,
solitary person and I
ve
been practicing witchcraft my entire life. The opening of my online
Etsy store in 2017 gave me the opportunity to help people and share
my knowledge. I make all my products myself by using only high
quality ingredients: organic herbs, essential oils, soy and beeswax.
The readers can find me on Etsy:
www.nuitapothecary.etsy.com
or on instagram: lunaenchantress.”

***

About
the Author:

Susan Morgaine is a Daughter of the Goddess, Witch, Writer, Teacher, Healer, and Yogini. She is a monthly columnist with PaganPages.org Her writings can be found in The Girl God Anthologies, “Whatever Works: Feminists of Faith Speak” and “Jesus, Mohammed and the Goddess”, as well as Mago Publications “She Rises, Volume 2, and “Celebrating Seasons of the Goddess”. She has also been published in Jareeda and SageWoman magazines. She is a Certified Women’s Empowerment Coach/Facilitator through She is the author of “My Name is Isis”, one in the series of the “My Name Is………” children’s books published by The Girl God Publications. A Woman International, founded by Patricia Lynn Reilly. She has long been involved in Goddess Spirituality and Feminism, teaching classes and workshops, including Priestessing Red Tents within MA and RI. She is entering her 20th year teaching Kundalini Yoga and Meditation, being a Certified instructor through the Kundalini Research Institute, as well as being a Reiki Master. She is a member of the Sisterhood of Avalon. She can be found at https://mysticalshores.wordpress.com/ and her email is [email protected]

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WitchCrafts

January, 2012

I’ve been interested in all type’s of crafting for quite a while, but what I’ve alway’s found the most enjoyable is anything to do with herbs.  Most people assume making bath salts is simply a matter of using Epsom or Sea salts, herbs, essential oil, and perhaps some color.  Actually the best bath salt recipe is equal amounts of Epsom salts, Sea salt, and Baking Soda.  Use a blender to grind the salts down to a fine consistency like the baking soda.  By using these 3 ingredients you’re actually accomplishing multiple objectives.  First baking soda softens the water, second Epsom Salts in and of themselves contain minerals and have a certain amount of healing properties, and last but not least the sea salt opens your pores allowing whatever benefit the herbs you’ve added to permeate the skin.

Of all the recipes I’ve done, my favorite and one of the simplest, is to add lavender buds into the blender with the salts and grind them into it.  It intensifies the smell incredibly, but even then I’m not above adding a drop or two of lavender essential oil on top of it, and then it’s off the charts!!

Another really easy thing you can do is pick up a clear bottle with a cork stopper, I get mine at thrift stores, it’s rare not to find one.  Make enough salts to completely fill the bottle, then separate it into 2 zip-lock bags, make sure they are definitely zipped!  Prior to closing the bags add a colorant to each, maybe something that matches the bathroom colors, and two nicely corresponding fragrances.  This is where surety of closure is a must, shake the bags really hard, until the color, and oil, is mixed in well.  Grab a funnel, and just like sand art, stack stripes of alternating color.  Get it close enough to the top of the bottle that when you push the cork in firmly, all the stripes are held in place.

I’ve added blanched almonds and oats, that have also been ground in the blender, with a dash of almond scent or even almond extract.  Vanilla extract makes a really nice simple bath as well.  Obviously you can add dried herbs with the essential oils and use a tea-ball, knee-hi stocking, or any other thing that wouls allow the salts out while holding the herb’s in.  I’ve had a good time with this project in the past trying to come up with better and better recipes, although sometimes it seems like a great idea in my mind, but my nose, and anyone else’s in smelling range tells a far different story.  But like any good craft project the failures can sometimes be more fun than the success!!!!