Homemade Bath Salts
One of the very first spa-like experiences I had as a teenager was bath salts. I think I got some lavender bath salts in a bath and beauty set for Christmas, and I delighted in how luxurious a warm bath with bath salts felt.
Fast forward a few years, and I won’t touch most commercially-made bath salts. It’s insane how much junk can be present in most of the bath salts I see at the store. Almost all of them are dyed a synthetic color and the fragrance is made from a bunch of chemicals, rather than natural sources, like essential oils.
The thing that frustrates me the most about these purchased bath salts is how incredibly easy it is to make homemade bath salts. It consists of two ingredients, both of which are insanely cheap. Additionally, it is crazy easy to make homemade bath salts.
And if you want to get a little fancier or more specific for what you want your homemade bath salts to do, you can expand on your recipe as needed. But really, its still so simple. And cheap. And when you make it at home, they can actually be good for you, instead of flooding your body with toxic chemicals. There really isn’t any good reason not to make your own homemade bath salts.
Homemade Bath Salts
- 1 cup epsom salt
- 20 – 30 drops essential oil
Drop essential oil to epsom salt and give it a good stir. When you’re ready to take a bath, begin filling the tub with warm water, and add 1/2 cup of epsom salt blend and allow to dissolve. Soak for 20-30 minutes.
Essential Oils that are good to use:
- Lavender – relaxing, calming and great before bed time
- Roman Chamomile – calming and tension-reducing
- Eucalyptus – for relief from congestion or a cold
- Sweet Orange – uplifting and invigorating
- A combination of lavender and peppermint is great for achy muscles and stress relief
You can add some other natural ingredients to your homemade bath salts, depending on your needs.
- 1/4 cup olive or coconut oil – to add natural moisture to the bath, which will leave your skin feeling gloriously smooth.
- 1/4 cup baking soda – for a detoxing bath
- 1/2 cup dead sea salt – may help improve circulation and cleanse pores
Have you made homemade bath salts before? What is your favorite combination?