DIY Bath Salts Recipe For Stress Relief
Relaxing in a hot bath filled with these DIY bath salts is my favorite way to end the day. I probably take at least five baths a week because the detox benefits and relaxation is so worth it to me. Carve out 30 minutes and sit in the tub. You’ll be glad you did!
DIY Bath Salts
Making your own bath salt recipe is a great way to customize your bath time to deliver the precise benefits you are looking for. Whether you are looking to unwind and relax, destress, or recover achy muscles, you can make your own bath salts to help target those needs. Today we are going to make our own DIY bath salts for reducing stress and helping to unwind and relax after a busy day. It is really easy and inexpensive to make your own bath salts at home! I love making my own bath products and you’ll see how easy it is to make your own! I have made everything from copycat LUSH bubble bath dough to shimmery lavender bath salts to my favorite back pain relief bath soak and they are so fun and easy! Let’s get started
Lavender Bath Salt Recipe
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! Plus it only takes minutes to whip this bath salt recipe together. Make a big batch and hand them out to your friends. They’ll be grateful for an excuse to soak in the tub this week!
Begin by mixing together:
- 1 cup Epsom salts (I use this brand)
- 10 drops lavender essential oil
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- soap dye (optional)
Stir together well. If you want your bath salts to have the lavender color that mine do then add lavender soap dye and mix well. 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!
How Much Epsom Salt In Bath?
How much Epsom salt should you add to your bath? You should add 2 cups of Epsom salt to a standard bath while it is filling and allow it to dissolve. Then soak for at least 20 minutes for the most benefits.
Epsom Salt Bath Benefits
There are many benefits to taking an Epsom salt bath. These include relaxing the nervous system, curing skin problems, soothing back pain and aching limbs, easing muscle strain, healing cuts, treating colds and congestion, and drawing toxins from the body. Epsom salt baths can even help ease constipation and help make insulin more effective! Pretty awesome stuff right?
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DIY Lavender Bath Salts Recipe
- 1 Cup epsom salts
- 10 drops lavender essential oil
- 1/2 C baking soda
- soap dye optional
- Combine ingredients and stir to mix.
- Add to hot bath and soak for 20 minutes.
- Do this once a week.
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I love baths with bath salts., Yours sound totally amazing- I bet they smell SO good.
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!
I LOVE bath salts! They are so relaxing. I can’t wait to try making my own. Thanks!
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!
This is just the thing for me after a long day of dentistry, blogging, and mommy time. I love it!
Doing taxes with TurboTax will save you enough time for plenty of relaxing baths. These bath salts would be so darn relaxing.
I am always stressed out, so this looks really neat. As an added bonus it is my favorite color.
You had me at the very first picture….sea salts and lavender?!! Sounds like heaven! I am definitely going to make this!
Sea salts and lavender. I so need that after my taxes. It is so stressful
Thank goodness we’re done w/our taxes. And bath salts are a great way to de-stress. They smell good too!
I am a big fan of bath salts, so soothing and comforting after a long day of work!
I love lavender essential oils. And bath salts are definitely a great way to destress.
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!
You offered a lot of great information here. i love the bath salts and more so with Lavender,
My daughter loves bath salts. I might have to make some of this for her.
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.
I love DIY recipes like this. It’s so much fun to make them and great saving money. I bet these smell amazing!
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!
id like to try those salts,,i need destressing,,we havent got our taxes done yet either
Great recipe – these look amazing! Thanks for sharing!
The bath salts sound amazing! I could use a little de-stressing right now.
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.
These bath salts look like they smell so good.