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Uplifting DIY Bath Salts Using Essential Oils For Inner Balance

Make uplifting DIY bath salts using essential oils for inner balance. Poured into pretty glass bath salt jars, these bath salts with dried herbs are brimming with self-care.

In today’s fast-paced world, taking time for self-care is a MUST for our overall well-being. We all experience moments of feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or down.  It’s during these times that we truly need to prioritize self-care. I’ve learned that by creating my own bath salts, I can infuse a simple bath with intention – creating a moment of tranquility amidst the busyness of life.

Because, in my experience, immersing yourself in a tranquil soak can restore your inner balance and rejuvenate your spirit. 

That’s why I’m excited to help you create your very own uplifting DIY bath salts! With my step-by-step instructions, you’ll learn how to curate a blend of essential oils that pampers your senses and supports rediscovering your inner balance.

Each ingredient is carefully selected to harmoniously work together to uplift your spirits, restore your energy, and create a sanctuary of self-care within your own home. So, whether you’re seeking a moment of respite from a hectic day or simply desiring a boost of positivity, these bath salts will become your trusted companion in finding moments of peace amidst the chaos.

It’s time to prioritize your well-being and find balance. Start now with this bath salt recipe infused with dried herbs and essential oils poured into pretty glass bath salt jars. I know you’ll agree that they are brimming with self-care!

(Plus, don’t miss my tips on what essential oils to put in bath salts and how many drops of essential oil per cup of bath salts.)

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Use the DIY bath salts to embrace the practice of self-care and soak up the incredible benefits of essential oils.

What Essential Oils Can You Put In Bath Salts?

Our first step to creating bath salts is choosing essential oils. What essential oil can you put in bath salts? The options are plentiful, but it’s important to note that for skin care, it’s recommended to select oils that are gentle and suitable for topical use. Here are some of the best essential oils to consider for use in bath salt blends:


Loved for its calming properties, lavender essential oil promotes relaxation and helps to reduce stress.


With its soothing and gentle nature, chamomile essential oil is ideal for bath salt recipes. And it promotes a peaceful state of mind.


Known for its refreshing and energizing qualities, lemon can invigorate the senses and promote a positive mindset. Check out this list of unexpected lemon essential oil uses!


Invigorating and refreshing, eucalyptus essential oil offers a revitalizing experience and helps to clear the senses.


Known for its stimulating properties, rosemary essential oil can help to improve focus and invigorate the mind. In fact, I use it in my blend recipes for focus


This delicate floral oil is renowned for its ability to promote relaxation and a sense of well-being.


Refreshing and cooling, peppermint essential oil provides a rejuvenating experience and can help to relieve muscle tension.


With its balancing and uplifting qualities, geranium essential oil can help to create a harmonizing and calming atmosphere.


Known for its grounding and meditative properties, frankincense essential oil can support a sense of peace and tranquility.


This unique sweet citrus oil is both uplifting and soothing, promoting a positive mood and relaxation.


With its calming and stress-relieving properties, sage essential oil can help to create a serene, grounding bathing experience.


With its citrusy and uplifting aroma, lemongrass essential oil adds a touch of freshness and vitality to bath salts.

Use our printable essential oil blends list and quick instructions for creating DIY bath salt recipes to relax and unwind.

Enjoy experimenting with different combinations to create your own personalized blend that suits your preferences. Or use our ready-made essential oil blends to create soothing DIY bath salts with our printable essential oil blend sheets from the Oily Chic Library. And find a new blend recipe below! 

Remember, it’s a good idea to perform a patch test before using a new essential oil on your skin. 

Related To: Where To Apply Essential Oils

How Do You Infuse Bath Salts With Essential Oils?

Through the precise combination of ingredients, such as course sea salt, grounding sage essential oil, invigorating eucalyptus, and lemongrass essential oil, among others, you can infuse bath salts to promote relaxation and rejuvenation. 

And the first step is learning how many drops of essential oil per cup of bath salts! 

Eight to ten drops of essential oil per cup of bath salts is an ideal ratio.

However, you can use as many as twenty drops. And you can refresh bath salts that haven’t been used in months with more essential oil.  

Do you need a carrier oil for essential oils in bath salts?

Usually, anytime you apply essential oils to the skin, you need a carrier oil to “carry the oil across the skin,” diluting it for safe topical use. But, when it comes to bath salts, it’s not necessary. 

The essential oil will be thoroughly diluted in bath water before use. 

Related To: 15 DIY Essential Oil Bath Bombs

Use the DIY bath salts to embrace the practice of self-care and soak up the incredible benefits of essential oils.

Create Uplifting DIY Bath Salts Using Essential Oils

With this simple bath salt recipe, you can create a soothing soak that promotes rejuvenation and inner balance. Gather the ingredients, and I’ll guide you through the step-by-step instructions to create these DIY bath salts. 

Bath Salt Ingredients:

2 glass 4-ounce jars with cork lids

1 tablespoon lemon citron sea salt

1 cup coarse sea salt

½ teaspoon dried eucalyptus leaves

3 drops of eucalyptus essential oil

½ teaspoon dried lemongrass leaves

2 drops of lemongrass essential oil

1 teaspoon dried sage leaves

2 drops of sage essential oil

¼ teaspoon French green clay

3 drops of lemon essential oil

Uplifting DIY Bath Salts Recipe: 

1. Combine 1 tablespoon of lemon citron sea salt and 1 cup of coarse sea salt in a medium glass or ceramic bowl (steer clear of plastic bowls when making bath salts).

2. Stir to combine the salts and then add 3 drops each of eucalyptus and lemon essential oil. Stir again and continue by adding 2 drops each of lemongrass and sage essential oil. 

3. Mix the essential oils into the bath salts to thoroughly incorporate the oils into the salt mixture.

4. Add ¼ teaspoon of French green clay to the bath salts for color and additional skincare benefits. Stir well to disperse the clay and color the bath salts. 

5. To enhance the bath salts, add the optional herbs: ½ teaspoon of dried eucalyptus leaves, ½ teaspoon of dried lemongrass leaves, and 1 teaspoon of dried sage leaves

Stir the herbs into the salts, and you’re ready to finish.

6. Pour the bath salts into each 4-ounce glass airtight container and top with the round cork lids until use. (These are the gorgeous glass jars I used!)

With my step-by-step instructions, you'll learn how to curate a blend of essential oils that pampers your senses and supports rediscovering your inner balance.

How To Use Bath Salts For Self Care

With your bath salts ready, you can slip into a warm bath surrounded by the aromatic embrace of carefully crafted bath salts. All the day’s worries will melt away as you immerse yourself in this moment of self-care. 

This is the beauty of self-care—finding solace and rejuvenation in simple rituals that nourish the mind, body, and soul.

Pour 2 to 4 tablespoons of the DIY bath salts into warm running bath water. Then step in to enjoy an uplifting essential oil-infused soak. 

If you lack a bathtub or don’t have time for a full bath soak – fill a medium-sized basin with warm to hot water and 2 tablespoons of bath salts to soak your feet. 


Use the DIY bath salts to embrace the practice of self-care and soak up the incredible benefits of essential oils. And if you loved this, you’d enjoy these simple tips to recreate the ambiance of a spa day at home

Pin these DIY bath salts using essential oils to your Pinterest DIY board, and while there, follow Oily Chic for more inspired ideas. And don’t forget to print the chart! 

P.S. You can tag #oilychic on Instagram to share your essential oil DIYs with us.

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