DIY De-Stress Bath Salts Recipe

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De-Stress Bath Salt Recipe

When I think of tackling my taxes it sends my head spinning. As a blogger tax time can get tricky and thinking about managing it all makes my stress level skyrocket. Did you know that the Affordable Care Act will be complicating tax time this year in addition to the usual stressors that come along with filing your taxes? That’s right! Now the government needs to know if you have insurance or not. Of course I wouldn’t talk to you about tax time and healthcare without offering my most favorite de-stress bath salts recipe as well! Read on for my most favorite weekly ritual and grab the recipe at the bottom of the post.

tax documents

You may have caught this photo I shared on my social accounts this week. These are the stack of 1099 tax forms I have received so far this year and they just keep coming! As a blogger I am responsible to record all of my income and pay taxes on it. That can create quite a headache. Combine that with the new healthcare laws and I really have been dreading taxes!

TurboTax tax time

When I sat down to do my taxes I inevitably tackle the paperwork first and I’ve been putting off filling my taxes because the bookkeeping side of blogging is by far my least favorite part! Where do you even start? How will I navigate the new healthcare laws? What am I forgetting?

TurboTax Healthcare Law and Taxes

Luckily my husband and I have trusted TurboTax for years to walk us through an easy filing process. My mom always used TurboTax to file her taxes so naturally when I moved out and got married I followed in her footsteps and did the same. I am SO glad that TurboTax has everything related to the new health care law included in TurboTax for free! Whew! That means I don’t have to worry about a thing! Don’t believe that it’s easy? Check out this super short video demo on just how easy it is!

Knowing that TurboTax would make filing easy it took a weight off my shoulders and now the most stressful part would be collecting all of my information. Then sitting down to actually file my taxes was the easy part. TurboTax walks you through every step and it’s as easy as checking boxes as they ask you questions. I love that I never have to worry about forgetting a deduction because TurboTax covers all the bases.

Let TurboTax walk you through the healthcare changes and file for free before the 16th if you have a simple return (1040A/EZ), and get your maximum refund! It is as easy as 1, 2, 3! Check out how TurboTax works for insured filers, uninsured filers and those who purchased health insurance through or a state marketplace.

Did you know that health insurance open enrollment ends on Sunday, February 15? This is the last chance you’ll have to purchase insurance to avoid a penalty on your taxes next year. You can check out to learn more about your health insurance and taxes, including finding out if you’re exempt from the tax penalty.  Take advantage of the file for free offer before it expires on February 16th!

DIY relaxing bath salts recipe detox, de-stress and return PH level to normal

Now that I’ve shown you how stress-free filing your taxes can be, let’s move on to my favorite weekly ritual. The one thing I look forward to each week and my guilty pleasure is not only great for de-stressing but it’s a must for every mama out there I promise you! Mix up 1 cup epsom salts, 10 drops lavender essential oil, 1/2 cup baking soda and give it a good stir. I actually mix mine in a mason jar that I keep by the tub and then I shake it up and dump it into a hot bath. Then sit and soak for at least 20 minutes in the tub once a week. This weekly indulgence will draw out toxins, lower stress related hormones and balance your body’s pH levels. It’s so good for you, not only physically, but mentally too! Give it a try!

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DIY De-Stress Bath Salts Recipe

Easy bath salt recipe that draws out toxins, lowers stress related hormones and balances your pH levels.

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  • 1 Cup epsom salts
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil
  • 1/2 C baking soda


  1. Combine ingredients and stir to mix.
  2. Add to hot bath and soak for 20 minutes.
  3. Do this once a week.
Recipe Type: Bath Salt

Did you know that healthcare would change how you file your taxes this year? Did you know how easy TurboTax makes it to complete the requirements? Give it a try!

What is your favorite way to de-stress after tax time? Will you be using TurboTax?


  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    I love baths with bath salts., Yours sound totally amazing- I bet they smell SO good.

  2. Those bathsalts look absolutely divine! The pics are gorgeous! I want to run out and get the goods so I can make them right now!…and what simple instructions!

  3. I LOVE bath salts! They are so relaxing. I can’t wait to try making my own. Thanks!

  4. Those bath salts look SO relaxing! I’ll definitely need them after doing our taxes! Luckily we use TurboTax, so it’s not as stressful as it used to be!

  5. This is just the thing for me after a long day of dentistry, blogging, and mommy time. I love it!

  6. Doing taxes with TurboTax will save you enough time for plenty of relaxing baths. These bath salts would be so darn relaxing.

  7. I am always stressed out, so this looks really neat. As an added bonus it is my favorite color.

  8. Sea salts and lavender. I so need that after my taxes. It is so stressful

  9. Thank goodness we’re done w/our taxes. And bath salts are a great way to de-stress. They smell good too!

  10. I am a big fan of bath salts, so soothing and comforting after a long day of work!

  11. I love lavender essential oils. And bath salts are definitely a great way to destress.

  12. Ahhhh bath salts are the best!!!! My favorite for when my princess actually goes to bed early so I can have a nice relaxing bath!

  13. Eliz Frank says:

    You offered a lot of great information here. i love the bath salts and more so with Lavender,

  14. My daughter loves bath salts. I might have to make some of this for her.

  15. I am excited to try this bath salt recipe. It is so soothing to have a hot bath. I will have to make some up this weekend.

  16. I love DIY recipes like this. It’s so much fun to make them and great saving money. I bet these smell amazing!

  17. I like the thought behind the ACA, but wow is there a lot of paperwork involved. Maybe I’ll use my return to get that soaker tub I’ve always wanted and put the bath salt recipe to good use!

  18. vickie couturier says:

    id like to try those salts,,i need destressing,,we havent got our taxes done yet either

  19. Great recipe – these look amazing! Thanks for sharing!

  20. The bath salts sound amazing! I could use a little de-stressing right now.

  21. My lavender EO is clear.. what makes your bath salt purple?

    • Yes, lavender essential oil is clear. If you’d like to get the pretty purple color in your bath salt you can use food safe dye (like food coloring) to get the pretty purple color.

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