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Relaxation Is Always Near With Essential Oil Bath Salts

Essential oil bath salts are an easy method to melt stress away. You’ll be relaxed in no time with any one of these 8 DIY bath salt recipes!

If you don’t think you have time for relaxation, I’m here to break that thought because relaxation is always near with essential oil bath salts.

Slipping into a bath with just the right ingredients can make the most of the limited time many of us have for relaxation. Just 15 minutes can make all the difference, in my experience!

Because essential oil bath salts not only help relieve the stress weighing on our minds, but they also help our bodies release stress. It begins with mineral-rich natural salts and the perfect combination of essential oils to de-stress the mind and body. You can experience an ease in muscle tension, promote restful sleep, and even soften the skin.

A brief five minutes to whip up one of these eight DIY bath salt recipes can last through an entire month of relaxing bath soaks.

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Essential oil bath salts are an easy method to melt stress away. In fact, you’ll be relaxed in no time with just 3 ingredients in these DIY bath salt recipes!

What Salts Are Best For Making 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! And you’ll see why homemade essential oil bath salts are an easy method to melt stress away. 

Epsom Salts

The best DIY bath salt recipes begin with Epsom Salts. They were 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. 

Dead Sea Salt

Consisting of 21 beneficial minerals, including potassium, magnesium, calcium, and bromide, to name a few, Dead Sea Salt has quite a unique mineral composition. And one that we can benefit from head to toe. 

How Do You Make Homemade Bath Salts?

Homemade bath salts are an easy method to melt stress away. In fact, you’ll be relaxed in no time with just 3 ingredients in these DIY bath salt recipes!

One could just toss a scoop of mineral-rich salt into the bath and call it a day, but adding a few drops of essential oils helps us to feel relaxed and refreshed. So, 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. And if you just want to know how to make scented bath salts? You’ll enjoy these recipes, too.

How to Make Essential Oil Bath Salts:

1. Combine ½ cup Epsom Salt and ½ cup Dead 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 add one of the bath salt essential oil blends above. Double the blend recipe if you prefer a stronger scent.

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

4. Pour the bath salts into a small glass airtight container until use. 

To Use:

Essential oil bath salts work well to help us feel our best. I know your mind, body, and skin will 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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Use the following unique blends to make eight essential oil bath salt recipes to clear the mind and relax the body.

8 Essential Oil Blends For DIY Bath Salt Recipes:

Use the following unique blends to make eight unique, essential oil bath salt recipes for relaxing. Use the quick instructions above and a printable essential oil blend list below to create DIY bath salts. 


Combine peppermint’s fresh aroma and lime’s brightness into a carefree essential oil blend. Together, they make a zingy bath salt recipe, perfect for a morning self-care ritual. 

4 drops Lime

2 drops Peppermint 

Tropical Dreams

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 

Sea Breeze

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

Stress Less

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

Emerald Isle 

If it is better sleep that you are after – float away onto an emerald isle with this incredibly relaxing blend. Make an easy DIY pillow spray for sleep when you are short on time for self-care. 

3 drops Valor 

2 drops Sandalwood

Citrus Splash

Take a splash in the bathtub with an energizing blend of lime, lemon, and white angelica after a challenging 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

California Coast 

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 for homemade bath salts. 

4 drops Sandalwood

2 drops Lemongrass

Clarity Found 

Sometimes, worrying about the unknowns when weighing decisions makes us stress the most. 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 our printable essential oil blends list and quick instructions for creating DIY bath salt recipes to relax and unwind.

Use these essential oil blends to create soothing DIY bath salts with our printable essential oil blend sheets from the Oily Chic Library. Take some time out for yourself today with a relaxing bath soak. 

DIY Bath Salts Essential Oil Make and Take Party Idea

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 these essential oil blends printable into frames or lean them 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 salts with a bit of essential oil because 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! 

Carve out some well deserved time for yourself with these eight relaxing essential oil bath salt recipes you can make at home.

So, carve out some well-deserved time for yourself with these relaxing essential oil blends for homemade bath salts. If you’ve never really thought about essential oils for anything other than smell, read how I learned they are for more than just scent. 

And if you are looking for a quick homemade gift 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 charts above! 

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