Remember my super-cute unicorn bath salts? Well even after making a few batches of that, I still had lots left of the Epson Bath Salts so I thought I’d try my hand at making a more grown-up version.
I’ve made a couple of smaller batches of this simple DIY relaxing bath salts mix and tried various different essential oils so today, I thought I’d share how to make your own relaxing bath salts mixture and also which combinations of essential oils I’ve found work well together.
My DIY relaxing bath salts are not only easy to make, in small or large batches, they also really do the trick when it comes to helping you relax in the bath.
For a lot of years, a bath wasn’t a peaceful event in our house. As soon as I turned on the bath taps I was in demand with the kids suddenly magically remembering everything they’d done that day and being overcome with the urgent need to share it all – despite claiming they couldn’t remember when I asked the usual ‘what have you done today question when I picked them up from school.
If I wanted a peaceful bath then I would have to specify to Mr Frugal that he was required to keep the kids occupied for the next half an hour so I could relax and bless him, he tried but 9 times out of 10 it still wasn’t relaxing as all I could hear were the kids fighting and him trying to get them to keep quiet so I could relax. He ended up being louder than then kids in his frustration. 😉
These days though, at 16 and 14, the kids rarely disturb me when I’m running a bath and once the door to the bathroom is locked, they know that I’m having a bath and give me a wide berth until I’m out, dried and dressed again.
I do kind of miss the old days but I love the fact that I get to have a long soak in the bath with my Kindle and even a scented candle every now and again if I really want to push the boat out. These easy to make relaxing bath salts are my new favourite bath product because they’re so easy to make and so versatile depending on what essential oils I add in.
How to make DIY relaxing bath salts
- Stir together the essential oils, food coloring and olive oil – feel free to just leave out the food coloring if you don’t fancy adding it – I don’t generally add any but in my unicorn bath salts the colour was so cute and subtle that I thought you might like to add a colour that corresponds with the essential oil you’re using.
- In a separate container, combine the Epsom salts with the baking soda.
- Combine the Epsom salt mix with the oil mix adding a little at a time to ensure it’s evenly mixed.
- Store in an airtight container – I tend to use Kilner jars for this.
- When you want to use it, just add 2 to 3 tablespoons toa hot bath and you’re ready for the relax of your life.
Which Essential oils work well?
- Peppermint and Eucalyptus are amazing to clear your sinuses.
- Lavender or a mix of lavender and chamomile will help you sleep.
- Lemon or peppermint are very uplifting.
- Ginger, orange, and cinnamon are a great combination for when it’s cold, dark and miserable outside.
- I love a mix of lime and peppermint for a fresh wake me up bath.
(PS) As always, be careful spraying when using Essential Oils. This post shares a bit of information about what you should know before using essential oils.
Don’t miss out on future posts like this – receive updates directly to your inbox by email by adding your email address here and hitting subscribe. You can also follow me on Twitter, BlogLovin or Networked Blogs and I’d love to see you over on my Facebook page and on Instagram.