Warm Up With 5 DIY Winter Essential Oil Bath Salts
Warm-up with five DIY essential oil bath salts made with winter essential oil blends. Follow our easy steps to mix essential oils in bath salts for polarizing winter scents.
Winter is without a doubt one of the most exhausting times of the year. Many of us pull and stretch time too thin. And more often than not, I find myself longing for some zen and relaxation time. My favorite way to spend that rare quiet time? Taking a nice warm bath. I absolutely love grabbing my essential oil bath salts of choice, maybe a candle or two, and just enjoying that blissful rest from all the hustle and bustle.
To make your next winter soak spa-worthy turn to amazing easy DIY essential oil bath salts!
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How do you mix essential oils in bath salts?
If you’ve never made essential oil bath salts before don’t worry! Mixing essential oils in bath salts is as easy as stirring the oils into the mixture when instructed. Better yet, when you add essential oils to bath salts you don’t have to worry about diluting them because you are going to be using them in a body of water – a.k.a. THE BATH. However, if you intend to use them another way, make sure to check out our dilution guide.
And if you tried making essential oil bath bombs before and failed, have no worries, DIY bath salts are a no-brainer!
Can you add essential oils to Epsom salts? Yes! You can absolutely add essential oils to Epsom salts. However, if you’re looking for an alternative you can also use coarse sea salt, dead sea salt, Himalayan salt, or pretty much any salt you have on hand.
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What essential oils can I use in bath salts?
You can use almost any essential oil. But first, think about what you want to accomplish with your bath, be it relaxation, invigoration, or a soothing of sore muscles. From there it’s easier to decide what oils to use.
Just make sure before using any oil to check for specifications such as photosensitivity. (Meaning it wouldn’t be good to have this oil on your skin and go out into the sun.) Check out our printable lists of the best skin-safe essential oils to use here.
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How do you make winter scents with essential oils?
Making essential oil combinations and finding winter scents is actually not as hard as it may seem at first glance. Using a helpful blending wheel as a guide, you can easily find which scents will always compliment each other and which ones won’t. Making a winter scent with a blending wheel is really as simple as a matching game.
Print this essential oil blending wheel and blank blending worksheets from Oily Chic Library or pin for later.
Take, for example, fennel from the herbal aroma category, juniper from the woodland aroma category, and cardamom from the spice aroma category and you have yourself one incredible winter essential oil blend. It has familiar scents used in wintertime baking recipes with a touch of frosted juniper trees.
But, I won’t leave you hanging with just making essential oil blends that smell like winter. Here are five unique recipes for winter essential bath salts – from start to finish!
Warm Up This Winter With These 5 Must-Try DIY Essential Oil Bath Salts
Follow these easy steps to mix essential oils in bath salts with polarizing winter scents!
1. Stress Reducing Essential Oil Bath Salts
As the name suggests these essential oil bath salts can help you stress less when you find yourself feeling tired and cranky or you’re caught up worrying about the unknowns when weighing decisions.
Why not, carve out some well-deserved time for yourself with these stress-reducing essential oil blends for homemade bath salts?
2. Orange & Eucalyptus Bath Salts Recipe
Without a doubt, a snowy forest is one of the most beloved winter images, and with these fresh orange and eucalyptus bath salts, you’ll find yourself feeling as though you’ve been taken right to a winter wonderland.
3. Easy DIY Peppermint Bath Salts
One of my favorite things about the winter season is the prominence of peppermint, and its unique ruby and ivory-colored layers. These essential oil bath salts are an exquisite addition to any warm bath during the winter holidays.
4. DIY Vanilla Bath Salts
This next recipe is ideal for anyone who can never seem to satiate their yearning for the sweet and undeniably blissful scent of vanilla. These easy-to-make DIY vanilla bath salts will have you eagerly coming back for more.
5. Rejuvenating Bath Salts
The winter season is infamous for being a time of stress and rushing to complete a myriad of tasks. What better way to relax after such a long season than to enjoy a soothing soak? These rejuvenating bath salts will make the perfect accompaniment!
That’s it –
If you’ve never made bath salts before I highly encourage you to give it a try! You may find that this is just the beginning of your DIY bath salt journey or you may be a pro at making bath salts and you just found a new favorite. Either way, I hope you enjoy trying your hand at these winter DIY essential oil bath salts.
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P.S. Don’t forget the free printable charts above! Tag #oilychic on Instagram to share your essential oil DIYs with us.