DIY Bath Salts With Essential Oils 

by Reesa
5 Minutes
Learn how to make DIY bath salts at home enhanced with essential oils. This homemade bath salts recipe creates a relaxing self care experience right at home.

Looking to relax with a nice, hot bath after a long day? Why not make your own DIY bath salts enhanced with essential oils for an even more relaxing experience? It’s easy to do, and the best part is that you can customize the recipe according to your own preferences.

Homemade bath salts are not only a great DIY project to pamper yourself with some self-care, but they make a great gift for family members and friends for any occasion!

Use your own bath salts in your next bath using this DIY recipe.

Keep reading for instructions on how to make your own diy lavender bath salts.

What are the benefits of using bath salts?

There are many benefits to using bath salts, including improved circulation, increased relaxation, stress relief and anxiety, and better sleep.

Relaxing bath salts also help to detoxify the body by flushing out toxins and improving the function of the lymphatic system.

Additionally, essential oil bath salt recipes are a great way to help to improve skin irritation by soothing dry skin and reducing inflammation.

Which Essential Oils are Good to Use in Bath Salts?

There are a lot of different essential oils that can be used in bath salts, depending on what you’re hoping to achieve.

For example, lavender oil is known for its relaxing properties, while peppermint oil is great for energizing the body. Eucalyptus oil is also popular for its ability to clear congestion and help with respiratory problems. Chamomile oil is traditionally used to relieve insomnia and promote better sleep.

Just a few drops of the essential oil of your choice can be added to a batch of bath salts, or you can experiment with different combinations to find the perfect scent for you.

Benefits of Epsom Salt in Aromatherapy Bath Salts

There are a few benefits of Epsom salt in bath salts. The magnesium sulfate in Epsom salt is a natural way to improve nerve function, reduce inflammation, relax tired muscles, increase energy production.

Additionally, the magnesium in Epsom salt can help to improve sleep and relieve stress. Lastly, the sulfur present in Epsom salt can help to reduce bad cholesterol levels and improve skin issues and health.

How to Make a Basic Bath Salt Recipe

Makes 8 oz

Main Ingredients


Add epsom salts and essential oil to a bowl and stir well.

Add lavender buds and stir to combine.

Store your homemade bath salt blends in a glass jar such as mason jars or airtight container. Shake or stir before each use, as the epsom salts will tend to sink.

How to Use Bath Salts

Run a warm bath and mix in ¼-½ cup of bath salts into the bath water.

Add more hot or cold for your desired temperature, then enjoy a good soak 15-20 minutes while enjoying its soothing effects!

How Long Do Bath Salts Last?

Bath salts can last anywhere from 4-6 months, depending on the ingredients and how they are stored. The main thing that will affect their shelf life is exposure to moisture and air. If they are kept in a sealed container and away from humidity, they will last longer.

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