Last Updated on April 26, 2021 by ellen
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Check out these bath salts for kids! Try this ocean-themed bath salts DIY that fans of Baby Shark will enjoy using in the tub.
Bath time can be stressful or it can be lots of fun. Just grab a jar of these bath salts and a few developmental bath toys and you’ll be all set for a good time.
There’s no reason why kids can’t enjoy bath products when they have tub time. Have you had a chance to try these sprinkle bath bombs yet?
Bath Salts for Kids
You can use Epsom salts for kids’ baths in the same way that you use them for adults. Epsom salt baths for toddlers have been recommended for things like eczema, constipation, and sleep problems.
These bath salts for kids do not have essential oils in them. There is a gentle scent from the sweet almond oil. However, you could certainly add a bit of lavender to help with sleep or a bit of lemon and marjoram for congestion.
Benefits of bath salts for kids
As I mentioned above, there are lots of benefits of Epsom salts for children. They can help your child calm down before bed so they fall asleep better. Or, they can help soothe their skin.
Bath salts contain magnesium which can help to regulate your child’s senses. If your child is easily overwhelmed, this may be a big benefit from using these before bed.
What you need for bath salts for kids
- Epsom salts
- Corn starch
- Baking soda
How to make this bath salts DIY
- Mix the dry ingredients together in a small bowl with a whisk.
- Add the sweet almond oil and stir gently until combined.
- Separate the mixture into two bowls.
- Color one with the blue mice and one with the bright blue mica.
- Add the shark sprinkles to both bowls.
- Then make layers of each type of bath salts in a small glass container.
- Use a few tablespoons in the tub.
How often should kids take an Epsom salt bath?
Once a week should be fine for your child to take an Epsom salt bath. Remember that you only need a little bit of the bath salts.
Be sure to let the Epsom salts dissolve completely before your child gets in the tub. Do not allow your child to swallow the water that contains Epsom salts.
Essential oils that are safe for kids
As I mentioned, these bath salts do not have essential oils in them. If you would like to add them, please be sure the scent you choose is considered safe for children.
Here are a few that are often used with children. Please check with your pediatrician if you are concerned.
For more information, check out this post by Johns Hopkins.
- Sweet orange
- Peppermint (for children over 30 months)
Do these bath salts fizz?
Yes, the citric acid in these bath salts for kids will make them fizz when you sprinkle them in the water. This is loads of fun to watch and the kids usually get a kick out of it.
This fizzing is a reaction between baking soda and citric acid when they are added to water. it creates bubbles that occur when the carbon dioxide gas is released. It’s completely harmless.
Can the kids help make this?
Definitely! Let the kids in on the fun. Have them help you measure the ingredients and layer the different colors.
It’s not only fun but also educational for them. Finally, depending on their age, you can explain the fizzing reaction as well for a hidden science lesson.
How should I store these?
It’s best to store these in a container with a tightly fitting lid. Try to store them somewhere that doesn’t get hot and humid, ie. not the bathroom.
They will stay good for a few weeks provided you don’t expose them to extreme temperatures.
You may want to check these educational bath bombs next.
- ¼ cup Epsom salts
- ¼ cup citric acid
- ¼ cup corn starch
- ½ cup baking soda
- 1 tbsp sweet almond oil
- Blue mica powder
- Bright Blue mica powder
- Shark sprinkles
- Add Epsom salts, citric acid, corn starch, and baking soda to a bowl.
- Mix well with a whisk.
- Very slowly, add sweet almond oil, whisking while pouring. Stir until well mixed.
- Separate the mixture into two bowls.
- Add blue mica to one bowl and stir.
- Add bright blue mica to another bowl and stir.
- Add sprinkles to each bowl.
- Layer the two colors into a jar, one spoonful at a time.
- Add a few more sprinkles to the top.
- Use a few tablespoons in your bath.
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