There’s no better way to end a long day than relaxing in warm bath filled with not only the most soothing essential oil aromas, but also with the pain reducing, muscle relaxing and fatigue busting effects of Epsom salts. With a few ingredients, you can enjoy the best spa experience just adding a handful from one of these simple bath salt recipes.
Making your own beauty and spa products is a lot of fun, not to mention much better for your skin and a WHOLE LOT BETTER for your pocket.
Simple Bath Salt Recipes You Must Try
Detoxing Bath Salts With Lavender And Cardamom Oils
Once a week I like to treat myself to a detoxing bath to get rid of toxins and feel refreshed and ready for another week. This recipe gives me the same results as a high end spa without the cost. Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 cup Epsom salt
- 2 tablespoons baking soda
- 5 drops lavender oil
- 5 drops cardamom oil
Soak in this for at least 20 minutes (more if possible).
Relaxing Lavender Bath Salts
This recipe is my favorite when I’m so tired I can’t relax. Getting into the tub and adding a cup of this lavender bath salt does wonders for my frazzled nerves, and mellows me quickly, getting me ready for a good night sleep. I absolutely LOVE lavender oil! Check out the recipe:
- 1.5 cups of Epsom salt
- 1/2 cup of sea salt (I love adding sea salt, and even rock salt to give my bath salts a prettier look, especially when I make a batch for gift giving)
- 1/4 cup of baking soda
- 10 drops of lavender oil
- food coloring (optional)
- lavender flowers (optional)
This recipe is perfect for gift giving. It’s great for Christmas gifts, but also the perfect little gift for a teacher you love, for a family member or friend, as a thank you gift, and many other gift giving opportunities.
Fizzy Bath Salts
Fizzy bath salts are for those of us a bit more adventurous, but they are also great for younger members of the family. Imagine your kids’ delight as you invite them to take a fizzy bath before bed time. Just add some calming oils to your fizzy bath salts recipe and you’ll have some happy, sleepy little ones, ready for slumber.
Of course, you can make them for yourself and add some refreshing oils for a different experience.
- 1 cup Epsom salts
- 15 drops essential oil (you can use lavender, wild orange, cedarwood, etc. for a relaxing bath, or you can add peppermint or clove for a refreshing/invigorating bath)
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup citric acid
- food coloring (optional: it’s a lot more fun, but too much might stain, so be careful)
The above amount is good for 2 baths (or just one if you really LOVE the fizz). Mix the dry ingredients (use gloves, as any moisture will interfere), add your oils (and food coloring if using) and mix thoroughly, and then store in a glass container until needed.
Ingredients For Bath Salts Recipes
Everything you need to make your own bath salts is available either at your grocery store or your local natural store, but as the summer is winding down and the holiday rush approaches, I’d rather have them delivered to my door. I also like to buy larger quantities, so I don’t run out in the middle of making a gift batch.
Bath Salt Accessories
Here are some accessories you need when making bath salts for gifts: small, cute glass jars, small wooden spoons, food coloring, colorful ribbons, etc.