This is how to make bath salts with essential oils easily at home! It is simple to do and makes a great gift as well as a wonderful way to enhance bath time for you too. Use this recipe to add any type of essential oil and scent to your mix.
So I was always skeptical about the effectiveness of essential oils and finally tried them. I was a beginner and wrote about my first experience with them here in essential oils 101. From there there was some experimentation and using the ones I really enjoyed, thus came this post on how to make bath salts with essential oils! (affiliate links present, originally published 3/18)
Making Bath Salts
Do you enjoy bath salts, and have you made them yourself? Of course you can buy a massive bag of epson salt and just throw that in, but to bring some great scent to your bath and give your skin a bit of oomph this recipe for homemade bath salts using essential oils will do the trick.
We bought many bags of already made mixtures at the store and after a while it got really really expensive I tell you. Loved them so much though that we didn’t want to give it up so it was time to figure out how to make bath salts ourselves. Now we can add as many drops of essential oils we want to relieve muscle aches daily!
DiY Bath Salts With Essential Oils
If you’re new to essential oils they are easy to find. You don’t have to find a special rep. who sells them you can buy a variety here that are reasonably priced. It gives you several so you can see which you enjoy most. Below is a combination of eucalyptus and rosemary essential oils but of course if you have a different combination you prefer then just use those.
It is necessary to use the same measurements and substitute those to make your own essential oils. If you’ve purchased wonderful smelling bath salts at the store you know they can be pricey. I bet you will be surprised at just how easy they are to make and how you can really vary the scents as well.
Another great way to use this is to make it as gifts, have girls make it as a Girl Scout project for Mother’s Day or for friends just because.
Homemade Bath Salts With Essential Oils
What you will need to make bath salts right at home and how to store them to use for later as well is below for you. Use one or a combination of a few oils of your choice. Experiment with a few so you can see which is your favorite when you are relaxing.
- 1 cup Epson salt
- 1/2 cup coarse sea salt
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- 3 Tablespoons fresh rosemary – chopped
- 2 Tablespoons eucalyptus leaves – chopped
- 10-12 drops rosemary essential oil – or different oil of your choice
- 6-8 drops eucalyptus essential oil is a great addition to this one
Add the Epson salt, sea salt, baking soda, rosemary and eucalyptus to a medium mixing bowl and whisk to combine.Drizzle both essential oils on top and stir to distribute the oils. Transfer bath salts recipe ingredients to an airtight glass jar ideally. Store essential oil blend of salts for up to 6 months in a cool and dry place.
How to Use Bath Salts
This is super easy to use. You know how to draw a bath so all you are doing is adding one added element into the mix for scent and healing properties too. Benefits of epsom salt are many, we will go over those in depth below.
- Pour 1/4 cup of the rosemary and eucalyptus bath salts into the stream of bath water to allow the rosemary and eucalyptus aromas to be released by the steam.
- Soak for at least 15 minutes.
- The rosemary essential oil is known to restore focus, alertness and feelings of contentment.
- The eucalyptus essential oil will help ease sinus and congestion symptoms.
- Make a large batch, fill cute mason jars full with a ribbon on top and they make wonderful gifts!
Benefits of Epsom Salt
1. Muscle Relaxation: Epsom salt used in bathwater helps to relieve muscle tension and promote relaxation. The magnesium sulfate is believed to facilitate the relaxation of muscles by regulating the activity of calcium in the body.
2. Soothes Soreness: When used in a bath or as a compress, Epsom salt may provide relief for sore muscles and joints and/or helps reduce post-workout soreness.
Stress Reduction: Taking a bath with Epsom salt can create a calming and relaxing experience.
3. Foot Health: Soaking your feet in a solution of warm water and Epsom salt may help soothe aching feet, reduce inflammation, and alleviate common foot conditions such as athlete’s foot and toenail fungus.
4. Potential Pain Relief: Some individuals claim that Epsom salt baths or compresses can provide temporary relief from minor aches and pains.
Any one you like! When you are making homemade bath salts you have the ability to add lavender, eucalyptus or even coconut oil to your dead sea salts for scent and healing properties.
If you’re interested in using essential oils in other household products try our diy cleaning wipes! What are you using your homemade bath salts for??
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How to Make Bath Salts with Essential Oils
- 1 mason jar
- 1 Bowl
- 1 Spoon