I shared a brief version of our Blue Lagoon story on my personal Instagram, but while we were there the geothermal power plant by it (which is responsible for creating the lagoon’s temps and silica- and mineral-filled water) had a couple of explosions or something. We heard CRAZY loud blasts. The Blue Lagoon lost power for quite awhile. After the second blast, there was this continuous INSANELY LOUD noise that sounded like jets going overhead that didn’t stop until after we’d left. For the most part, it was really nice because while the sound was a bit annoying, it didn’t stop me and Preston from hearing each other just fine when we were next to each other. And it didn’t detract from how relaxing that water was. (Honestly, they say that the water is supposed to relax you, but I was SHOCKED at how calm I felt in that water.) We couldn’t hear anyone around us which was rather nice, AND they couldn’t let anyone new in because their computers were down. So as people cleared out, it just got more and more secluded. But the bar still worked 🤗 so we had some drinks, did our face masks, and chilled. It was DIVINE.
(The biggest downside was that we couldn’t eat at the swanky restaurant there, which I mentioned in this post.)
So I’ve been working on a little bath salt recipe to look like the Blue Lagoon so I can relive my super relaxing afternoon. Obviously this doesn’t have all the same ingredients and health benefits as the Blue Lagoon. But I was going for a similar color water and at least some health perks. Which is what we got! The pictures look a little more teal than the lagoon, but in person they’re fairly close. There’s just ZERO natural light in my bathroom so we have an ugly yellow bathroom light cast that I did my best to photoshop out…
So here’s the little recipe and a bit about the benefits…
Blue Lagoon Bath Salts:
- 1/4 C epsom salt
- 1 T sea salt
- 1 T baking soda
- 4 drops blue food dye
- optional: 2 t bentonite clay (like this)
- optional: 3 drops essential oil (I’ve been using this)
- 1/4 C castille soap
- Combine epsom salt, sea salt, baking soda, food dye, bentonite clay, and essential oil in a small dish and stir well to combine.
- Draw a warm bath and stir in the salt mixture.
- Add castille soap and stir the bath up with your hand.
- Both of the salts are great for relaxation, removing toxins from your skin, and increasing circulation.
- Epsom salt can also help reduce pain and inflammation from sore muscles, injuries, or arthritis.
- Epsom salt also may strengthen your immune system!
- Baking soda also helps detoxify the body.
- Bentonite clay is fantastic for the skin, softening it and clearing breakouts. The main reason I added it is because it’s high in silica which is one of the main components of the Blue Lagoon. But I list it as optional because it does muddy the color of the water a bit, and I was going for aesthetics just as much as health benefits. The picture with two copper containers shows with and without the bentonite clay (though I do think it’s less noticeable once mixed into the bath.)
- Of course the essential oils can add their own benefits, but they’re not really reminiscent of the Blue Lagoon. That’s just a matter of personal choice! I love my uplifting blend because I was so happy on vacay, but a relaxing blend would be perfect too.
- Castille soap is purely for aesthetics. It’s a clean soap so it doesn’t detract from any health benefits, but I just added it because it gives the bath that cloudy look that is mandatory when reliving the Blue Lagoon.
So there you guys have it! Let me know if you try these and how you like them!