Making your own DIY Essential Oil Bath Salts is not only good for you, it’s also SUPER EASY!
When you soak in a hot bath, your body relaxes & your mind relaxes. Your pores open in the hot water and the essential oils and salts detoxify your skin and add healing properties to your body.
The result? The magnesium from the Epsom Salts and the minerals and charge of the Sea Salts provide muscle relaxation, a calming of the nervous system, detoxification, cleansing and skin softening.
This is an anti inflammatory and pain relieving blend. This would be great for anyone who’s body hurts. Sports, arthritis, fibromyalgia & injury could all benefit from this blend. All 3 of these essential oils share properties of pain relieving, anti inflammatory and joint pain relief.
Epsom Salt is probably the most common and easy to find Salt. Essentially this salt is Magnesium, which is great for sore, achy muscles and bodies. Perfect for athletes, people who work with their bodies, stress and anxiety and cold and flu symptoms.
Sea Salt is amazing for use in the bath It helps detoxify your skin, cleans your pores, softens skin and adds minerals to your body. Sea Salt is an excellent and SAFE way to disperse essential oils in the bath. The oils will disolve in the salts, and the salts disolve in the tub.
Pink Himalayan Sea Salt is a salt the comes from the Himalayan Mountains. This type of salt has many of the same benefits of Sea Salt in that it detoxifies the body, deep cleanes and softens skin. The added benefit of this salt is the Energetic Charge is gives you. This is a good choice to add when you need an emotional cleansing.
We’re going to use just Epsom Salts and Sea Salts for this recipe.
You can be make this recipe with Epsom Salt, Sea Salt, Pink Himalayan Salt or any combination of the 3.
1. Pour 1 Cup of Epsom Salt into a clean mixing bowl.
2. Add 1 Cup of Sea Salt (or Pink Himalayan) into the Epsom Salt. Stir together. Add 1/4 cup Baking Soda to the Salts and stir well.
Sea Salt is simply amazing and that is the reason it has been used in hydrotherapy for centuries. It contains over 50 minerals and has a wide range of benefits for your body. Helping with skin softening, skin healing, inflammation, muscle pain, relaxation, stress, circulation, lowering blood pressure, detoxification, mental clarity and digestion.
- You can use coarse or fine grain sea salt. Course sea salt is uncomfortable to sit on, so make sure it’s dissolved before getting in tub.
- Baking Soda adds a beautiful softness to your bath water. It also helps soothe irritated skin and generally makes your bath feel more luxurious. It’s always a great addition to bath salt recipes.
3. Add 20 – 30 drops of Pure Essential Oil.
- At the top of this article we’ve included an essential oil combination for an achy body that you can try, but of course you can always experiment with your own!
- Some tips: Stay away from Citrus Oils, as most are phototoxic and very uncomfortable on the skin when in a hot bath or in the hot sun. Stay away from using spice oils in the tub too. Spice oils can be VERY SKIN SENSITIZING.
- Remember, Essential Oils are precious drops, so less is more. This is especially true when making salt blends for children, elderly or more sensitive people.
You can substitute your choice of essential oils in here. 20 drops is about right, but this would depend on the depth of the oil. For example, 20 drops of Patchouli would be an overly strong smelling bath salt mix. Remember that LESS IS MORE when it comes to blending with essential oils.
This might take a few minutes to really incorporate the essential oils into the Salts. You will be able to breathe in the wonderful aroma of the oils while stirring.
4. Spoon your Bath Salts into clean jars, then it’s time to decorate your jar up a little.
This is the FUN PART! Time to look around the house for those pretty vessels you’ve saved for just such a purpose. Most people use mason jars, jam jars or plastic containers. As long as it has a tight fitting lid and it’s clean, it’ll be perfect for storing your bath salts.
Keep the jar plain if you’re making this for yourself. Decorate with paper tag and ribbon if you’re gifting these amazing bath salts. Come up with some cool names of your own for the Bath Salts if you wish. Things like “RELAX”, “INSPIRE” or “DREAM” are great choices and sure to please.
Enjoy the bath salt experience!
- All citrus oils are Phototoxic, meaning they can be irritating to skin when in direct sunlight or in a hot bath. You can add a few drops of citrus as part of a blend if you mix with bath salts first, never add citrus directly to bath water.
- Always test essential oils on skin to be sure of no sensitivities.
- Bath Salts can make the tub slippery, please be cautious when getting in and out.
- If you are unsure about your health and using bath salts with essential oils, please consult your health provider.