Who doesn’t love a nice spa experience? Getting one at home is probably easier than you expected— at least with a relaxing, aroma-therapeutic, candlelit bath. Bath salts are a great way to take your bath to the next level and can help you unwind, exfoliate your skin, and relieve sore muscles.
Bath salts are easily purchased, but a lot of the store bought products are highly processed rather than all natural. The all natural salts are full of nutrients like magnesium, calcium, and potassium which are what help you relax and get rid of impurities in your skin.
Why not do things the old fashioned way, and make your own instead? Creating your own bath salt blend takes about two minutes and you only need three ingredients!
How to Make Them
You’ll need baking soda, Epsom salt, your essential oils of choice, and as many jars to store as mixtures you want to make! Then, add a half cup of baking soda for every cup of Epsom salt as well as about 15 drops of whichever essential oil you choose. Just mix it up, store, and enjoy!
You can also use these Epsom salt blends to make a natural scrub by adding just enough of a carrier oil (coconut oil is a good option) to get a paste like texture. It’s great for your hands and feet, or really anywhere else!
Essential Oils To Use
- Lavender for basic relaxation
- Half lavender half rose for high stress days
- Half lavender half chamomile for sleep aid
- Half peppermint half lavender for body aches
- Half peppermint half eucalyptus for headaches and colds
How to Use Them
There are quite a few ways to use bath salts, but obviously the most common is in your bath. In this case, add about a cup of the salts to your warm bath, under the water stream. For extra effectiveness and steam, add another cup right before you get in— just make sure the water is hot enough to dissolve them or you might be a little uncomfortable!
The most prominent benefits of using these blends in your bath is relaxation and sore muscle relief, but your essential oils can easily create additional perks.
Do you have any other ways you like to unwind from a long day? Or any other ways to amp up your bath? Share with me in the comments below!