7 Fabulous Essential Oil 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.

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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. They even make easy DIY gifts too!

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

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Aromatherapy Bath Salt Benefits

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

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 the 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 the 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 known for its ability to enhance circulation.

Improve Sleep: Use lavender bath salts before bedtime for a relaxed feeling and to assist with a goodnight's 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 the month comes around.

How To Make Essential Oil Bath Salts

While Epsom salt bath salts are the most common, you can use a variety of salts for homemade recipes. Epsom salt, pink Himalayan salt, and dead sea salt are among the top choices. Salts also come in different grains like fine, medium, and coarse textures, so keep that in mind when purchasing.

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

Some people use baking soda in DIY bath salts but I just like using salts, carrier oil, and drops of essential oils in my homemade recipes.

Bath Salt Ingredients Needed:

  • 1/2 cup Salt of Choice (Epsom salt, pink Himalayan salt, or sea salt)
  • 2 tablespoons Carrier Oil of Choice (jojoba oil, fractionated coconut oil, or sweet almond oil)
  • 6-8 drops Essential Oils of Choice

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

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

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Step 3: Add 6-8 drops of essential oils of choice to bowl (or choose recipe below and add essential oils per recipe).

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Step 4: Mix all ingredients together with a spoon.

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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 it in a bath, you can skip this step.

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How To Use Bath Salts

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

Before getting in, add bath salt to the 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 the bath for about 15-20 minutes.

If you have an extra-large bathtub, you may want to use the full recipe of 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. An 8 oz mason jar equals 1 cup, it is a good gift-giving size. 

How to Use Homemade Bath Salt for Foot Soaks

A nice, relaxing bath may not always be possible. A foot soak can be a great alternative. They can soothe sore feet and improve foot health.

If you want to use these recipes for a foot bath you can.

  • Fill a foot basin with warm water
  • Add 1 tablespoon to water and swirl the water to mix
  • Soak feet for 15-20 minutes or until the water becomes tepid
  • Dry feet well and follow up with foot moisturizer

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

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DIY Bath Salt Recipes

Here are some DIY recipes to try:

1. Simple Lavender Bath Salt

This recipe is nourishing and moisturizing to the skin. Bring comfort to the mind and healing to the soul.


2. Eucalyptus Lavender Bath Salt

This recipe is great to soothe respiratory and sinus issues. As the heat of the bathwater warms the oils, the aromatherapy steam can open breathing and clear airways.


3. Sleepytime Bath Salt

Cedarwood and sweet orange oil blend perfectly to create a relaxing and calming bath before bedtime.


4. Sore Muscle Bath Soak

Calm aches and pains in muscles and joints with this soothing bath blend


5. Bath Salt For Menstrual Cramps

Relieve monthly issues with this bath soak, great for pelvic or abdominal cramps and discomfort.

  • 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 uplifting blend of oils. Bergamot, sandalwood, and frankincense are emotionally supportive oils that can bring peace and joy.

  • 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. Let the fruity aroma and minty scent of peppermint collide with lavender in this energy recipe.


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

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