Relaxation Is Always Near With Essential Oil Bath Salts
No matter your age, career, or relationship status stress is a part of life. While we can work to remove common stressors, stress will stop pop-up from time to time. The good news is we can live with less stress by finding effective methods to reduce it. Essential oil bath salts are an easy method to melt stress away.
Slipping into a bath with just the right ingredients can make the most of the limited time many of us have for relaxation.
You see, essential oil bath salts not only help relieve the stress weighing on our minds they also help our bodies release stress. It all begins with mineral-rich natural salts and the perfect combination of essential oils to de-stress the mind and body. Easing muscle tension, promoting restful sleep, and even softening the skin. Let’s get started!
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How do you make homemade bath salts?
Rowdy kids, a demanding boss, heavy laundry basket, or a long “to-do list” have nothing on you when you can make homemade bath salts! By combining the following salts with essential oils you can forget about stress weighing you down. In fact, you’ll be relaxed in no time, as the salts disperse into the water easing muscle aches and tension – you’ve likely been carrying around too long.
Trust me, your whole body will thank you soon!
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What salts are best for making bath salts?
The best DIY bath salt recipes begin with Epsom Salts. Discovered in 1618 in Epsom, England. Epsom Salts have been long prized for their incredible therapeutic qualities to reduce muscle aches and pains, flush out toxins, and detoxify the skin.
Consisting of 21 beneficial minerals including potassium, magnesium, calcium, and bromide to name a few, Dead Sea Salt has quite the unique mineral composition. And one that we can benefit from head to toe.
Using Essential Oils in DIY Bath Salts
One could just toss a scoop of mineral-rich salt into the bath and call it day, but adding a few drops of essential oils helps us to feel relaxed and refreshed. I’m sure it’s no news to you that essential oils can help with relaxation and better sleep as well as skincare.
But, did you know you can create essential oil bath salts to target your needs?
- Sleep Stress
- Skin Stress
- Muscle Stress
- Emotional Stress
Yep, no matter your type of stress – the possibilities are always endless when it comes to essential oil bath salt recipes!
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What essential oils are good for making bath salts?
Essential oils can help you reach the ultimate relaxation from the comfort of your bathtub when you tailor your choices based on your needs. If you just want to know how to make scented bath salts? The recipes below will produce beautiful, subtle aromas to help create a relaxing environment free of stress too.
Stress-Reducing Essential Oil Blends for DIY Bath Salts:
Use the following unique blends for essential oil bath salts to clear the mind and relax the body. Find a printable essential oil blend list and quick instructions for creating DIY bath salt recipes below.
Support great sleep with this tropical blend of essential oils. Great for little kids too! Find 20 more essential oil blends for kids here.
4 drops Stress Away
1 drops Orange
2 drops Valor
Combine the fresh aroma of peppermint and the brightness of lime into a carefree essential oil blend. Together they make a zingy bath salt recipe.
4 drops Lime
2 drops Peppermint
Let your worries carry off into the sea breeze with this uplifting blend of eucalyptus, spearmint, and white angelica.
I love using it in a DIY room spray in our bathroom too. Pour ¼ cup vodka into an 8-ounce glass spray bottle (these are the ones I used). Add the Sea Breeze essential oil blend and top with distilled water.
2 drops Eucalyptus
2 drops Spearmint
3 drops White Angelica
As the name suggests this essential oil blend can help you stress less when you find yourself feeling tired and cranky.
3 drops Lime
2 drops Stress Away
3 drops Spearmint
If it is better sleep you are after – float away on to an emerald isle with this incredibly relaxing blend. Make an easy DIY pillow spray for sleep to use when you are short on time for self-care.
3 drops Valor
2 drops Sandalwood
Take a splash in the bathtub with an energizing blend of lime, lemon, and white angelica after a tough workout or cleaning your home from top to bottom. It’s a fun combination for bath bombs too!
3 drops Lime
2 drops Lemon
2 drops White Angelica
When my husband and I took a 2nd honeymoon to Big Sur on the California coast I could swear the air smelled like sandalwood and lemongrass. Recreate the unique vibes of California in this essential oil blend.
4 drops Sandalwood
2 drops Lemongrass
Sometimes what gives us stress the most is worrying about the unknowns when weighing decisions. Use the blend in a bath salt recipe or diffuse it while listing your pros and cons.
2 drops White Angelica
3 drops Lime
2 drops Peppermint
Use these essential oil blends to create stress-free DIY bath salts with our printable essential oil blend sheet from the Oily Chic Library. Take some time out for yourself today with a relaxing bath soak.
How to Make Essential Oil Bath Salts:
2. Stir to combine salts and add one of the essential oil blends above. (Double the recipe for a stronger scent).
3. Mix together to thoroughly incorporate the essential oils into the salt mixture.
4. Store in a glass airtight container until use.
Essential oil bath salts work well to help us feel our best. I know your mind, body, and skin will all feel relaxed, refreshed, and ready to take on a new day!
Pour 2 to 4 tablespoons of your homemade bath salts into warm running bath water. Then slip in to enjoy a relaxing essential oil-infused soak.
If you don’t have time for a full bath soak – fill a medium-sized basin with warm to hot water and 2 tablespoons of your bath salts to soak your feet.
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DIY Bath Salts Essential Oil Make and Take Party
Make a self-care night with friends at your next essential oil make and take party! Put on a chill playlist, start the diffuser, and lay everything out for making DIY bath salts.
Slip the stress-reducing essential oil blends printable into a frame or lean it on a stand. Have each oil available for sniffing and feature a blend for the party or let them choose their own.
It may be as simple as mixing mineral salts with a little essential oil, but everybody loves bath salts. And you will, too, so keep some for yourself!
Reuse glass baby food jars, yogurt jars, or buy a few small jars from your local craft supply store for each recipient to take home their creation. Add a handwritten tag or use a label maker for personalization.
Even if you have a day or less, you can throw this essential oil make and take party together with a handful of supplies. Honestly, these DIY bath salts are ridiculously simple to make!
So, carve out some well-deserved time for yourself with stress-reducing essential oil blends for homemade bath salts. If you’ve never really thought about essential oils for anything other than smell before, read how I learned they are for more than just scent.
And if looking for a quick homemade gift that you can make with your kids – this is it! Pin these DIY bath salt recipes now and don’t forget to grab your free printable above!
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