It’s Friday! The weekend is here - two whole days of freedom to unplug, unwind and unravel. Nothing is more relaxing on the weekends than a luxurious bath, but before you pour the bubbles, take five minutes to do a quick look at your caulk for mold and mildew. Then, pamper yourself and take a long bath with these DIY bath salts.
If you want to do a caulk inspection, follow these quick steps:
1. Look for discolorations (brown or black stains that look like mold or mildew) either in the caulk or grout or behind the caulk or grout.
2. Look closely where the tiled wall meets the shower pan, tiled floor or the top of the tub. Also look at where the shower doors meet the walls. Make sure there are no holes, cracks or other signs of deterioration in the grout or caulk.
3. If your caulk looks solid and clean, then you’re done!
4. If your tile isn’t bath ready, read Be A Soap Scum Ninja! for cleaning tips and techniques.
To make your own relaxing bath salts, you only need five ingredients and a few minutes. For step-by-step instructions, visit Oh My! Handmade. We love this recipe because it gives you fragrance freedom. Try peppermint for a pick-me-up or rosewood and patchouli for a romantic combination. Lavender will sooth and relax you, while lime oil will give you a burst of citrus that’s perfect for spring.
What scents will you experiment with?