7 Fabulous Bath Salt Recipes For You To Make

7 Fabulous Bath Salt Recipes For You To Make

A warm and soothing bath is one of life's little pleasures. After a long day, a nice warm bath can be exactly what you need to help you unwind.

Adding nourishing aromatherapy bath salts can make bathing even more enjoyable and beneficial.

Don't like taking baths? Try these recipes for foot soaks instead, they can be amazingly refreshing, especially for sore feet.

Here are some benefits you can expect to achieve when you use bath salts.

Bath Salt Benefits

Bath Salt Benefits - 7 Fabulous Bath Salt Recipes For You To Make

-Stress Relief and Relaxation: Everyone knows that a warm bath can offer a stress release, but adding bath salts with essential oils you get triple benefits. Pick relaxing and calming essential oils like roman chamomile or cedarwood.

-Deeply Clean Your Skin: Bath salts are cleansing and purifying to skin, soak and allow them to work for you.

-Soothe Muscle Aches & Pains: A sore body will love a warm, soothing bath soak as the bath salts ease the discomfort. Try recipe #4 Sore Muscle Bath Salts.

-Improve Skin Hydration: Bath salts not only soften skin but with the added oils you will get well hydrated skin. Recipe #1 has nourishing lavender and jojoba oil, perfect for combating dry skin.

-Detoxify Your Body: Draw out the toxins from your body with detoxifying natural salts and essential oils.

-Sinus & Respiratory Relief: The steam from a warm bath along with the aromatherapy released from essential oil bath salts can open up airways and offer relief. Try recipe #2 Eucalyptus Lavender Bath Salt.

-Stimulate Circulation: Homemade bath salts in warm bath water can increase your circulation. Try cypress essential oil, well know for its ability to enhance circulation.

-Improve Sleep: Use lavender bath salts before bedtime for a relaxed feeling and to assist with a goodnight sleep. You can also try recipe #3, which is a bath salt recipe for sleep.

-Menstrual Cramp Relief: The pain and discomfort from cramps can be soothed away with a nice soak in bath salts. Try recipe #5 when that time of month comes around.

How To Make Natural Bath Salts

You can use a variety of salts for homemade recipes. Epsom salt, pink Himalayan salt, and dead sea salt are among the most popular. Salts also come in different grains, like fine, medium and coarse.

When making salt scrub recipes, grain size really matters, coarse salt can be painful to rub on skin. For salt baths, I don't find it too big of a deal, I like to use what I have on hand.

Step 1: Place 1/2 cup of desired salt or salts to glass bowl.

How To Make Natural Bath Salts - 7 Fabulous Bath Salt Recipes For You To Make

Step 2: Mix in 2 tablespoons of desired carrier oil (like jojoba oil or sweet almond oil).

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Step 3: Add 7-8 drops of desired essential oils to bowl (or choose recipe below and add essential oils per recipe).

Epsom Bath Salts - 7 Fabulous Bath Salt Recipes For You To Make

Step 4: Mix all ingredient together with wooden spoon.

Natural Bath Salts - 7 Fabulous Bath Salt Recipes For You To Make

Step 5: Add dried herbs, flower petals, &/or color if you desire (optional). Transfer to a  storage jar until ready for use or if you plan to give as a gift. If you are ready to use in a bath, you can skip this step.

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How To Use Bath Salts

First, fill tub with warm water that is a comfortable to step into. You want to avoid hot bath water. 

Before getting in, add bath salt to water and swirl with hand to blend in. You will want to use 1/4 cup-1/2 cup of bath salt for a regular sized bath. Soak in bath for about 15-20 minutes.

If you have an extra large bathtub, you will probably need to use 1/2 cup of bath salt.

These recipes make about 1/2 cup (4 oz), you can double or triple the recipes and store them for future baths if you like the blend, or give them as gifts!

A nice, relaxing bath may not always be possible. A foot soak can be a great alternative. If you want to use these recipes for a foot bath, use 1 tablespoon in a basin of warm water.

*Caution: Bath salts can make the bathtub slippery. Be sure to rinse your bathtub out well after done bathing with bath salts to remove any oil residue.

Bath Salt Recipes

Lavender Bath Salts - 7 Fabulous Bath Salt Recipes For You To Make

#1 Simple Lavender Bath Salt

Healing and moisturizing to skin, comforting to mind

#2 Eucalyptus Lavender Bath Salt

This recipe is great to soothe respiratory & sinus issues

#3 Sleepytime Bath Salt

Perfect blend for relaxing before bedtime

#4 Sore Muscle Bath Soak

Soothe aches and pains with this bath blend

#5 Bath Salt For Menstrual Cramps

Relieve monthly discomfort with this bath soak

  • 1/2 cup Epsom salt
  • 2 tablespoons jojoba oil
  • 3 drops clary sage essential oil
  • 3 drops geranium essential oil

#6 Blissful Bath Salt

Transform your mind and body with this relaxing blend

  • 1/2 cup dead sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons jojoba oil
  • 3 drops frankincense essential oil
  • 2 drops sandalwood essential oil
  • 2 drops bergamot essential oil

#7 Energizing Bath Salt

Refreshing blend for a morning bath

These amber jars are the ones from the recipe pictures, they a perfect for gift giving, just add a cute gift tag:

bath salt recipes with essential oils

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Jennifer Lane - Certified Aromatherapist

BIO: Owner and founder of Loving Essential Oils. I am a Registered Nurse and Certified Aromatherapist that loves to look toward essential oils and aromatherapy for all natural physical, emotional and spiritual support. I love creating and sharing DIY Essential Oil Recipes & Blends. Thank you so much for allowing me to be part of your essential oil journey!

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