Homemade Bath Salts
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After a long day at work, doing chores, or simply living, everyone needs to wind down. You may have your own routine, but for the most part a nice soak and a warm beverage do the trick. As far as the warm beverage goes, that’s a story for another day, for now, we’re going to spruce up your bath. Sure, it’s easy to pick something up at the store, but there’s peace of mind in knowing that you assembled the Homemade Bath Salts yourself.

On the flip side, you may be wary of DIYing, especially since the bath salts are going to be absorbed into the skin. But all the ingredients listed below are not just organic, but they’ll drain out all the stress of the day. Sounds like magic doesn’t it? Well, you’ll be the judge of that when you try out these stellar homemade bath salts recipes.

What You Will Need:


This one is a no-brainer, especially since this mix is called a ‘bath salt’. As such, it’s apparent that your base should be some sort of salt. The most common is Epsom salt, but it’s not the only option you can go for. Nevertheless, it’s great and practically does wonders for the skin. Epsom salt is a great source of magnesium and that nutrient on its own is a miracle worker.

Everything from low energy levels to achy bones and even symptoms of menopause can be tackled using this handy ingredient. It covers a lot of ground, but as mentioned before it’s not the only option available. I usually mix kosher salt which is equally rich in vitamins and does wonders for the skin, or pink Himalayan salt with the Epsom salt. 

Essential oils

Now, this is a component you cannot leave out of the mix. Blending this with your choice of bath salt makes for a sweet-smelling and enhanced experience. Even better is the fact that the right blend can help you with just about anything. You can equally play with blends based on what they offer and what you’re after. 

A mixture of lemon and rosemary does wonders for a clogged mind. Then there’s the mix of juniper berry, lavender, and ylang-ylang which soothes achy joints and muscles. At the end of the day, essential oils are great and should be an integral part of your skincare routine.

Herbs and flowers

If you really want to drive it home, then herbs are a must-have since they balance the whole equation. Flowers and herbs have a range of benefits they bring to the table. For instance, roses do quite a lot of good for the heart. Then there is calendula which is mostly used for its antiseptic properties, and tulsi basil which is handy if you’re experiencing any swelling.

You don’t need to know all this off the top of your head. There is a whole list out there and a simple google search will let you know exactly what works and how well it works. Once everything is assembled and well mixed, it’s a recipe for instant relief as well as healing. 

Recipe Inspirations for Homemade Bath Salts

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Lavender and mint

With the calming and soothing properties of lavender as well as the scent of mint, there is no doubt that this is a viable mix. Whether you really pushed hard at the gym or simply have knots in your joints, this bath salt mix will perform its magic. There are so many recipes out there for you to try. 

Orange and green tea

You might be thinking, ‘Oh, I could drink that’, but not today because this mix is going in your bathwater.  The orange component here is known for its anxiety-relieving properties. So, if you had a nerve-wracking day, then this is probably the best route to take. Don’t forget that the green tea is there for all the richness and shine it brings to the skin. It doesn’t hurt that it smells refreshing too.

Rosemary, geranium, and lavender

Now, here you’ll find a potent mix that’ll transport you to any shores of your choice. You can literally smell the sea breeze on this one. It’s not all about the experience though, this mix helps to really cut through the stress of the day. You’ll also be pleased with the healing and soothing properties it offers up, it really is magic.

Ylang Ylang and Idaho blue spruce

If you’re looking for something that’ll set a special kind of mood for later on in the bedroom, then you can’t go wrong with this blend. There’s a bit of leeway with the ingredients here because you can add basically any essential oil of your choice and still get the same results. If you can get your hands on these ingredients then there is no way you won’t set the right tone for a romantic evening.

Coconut and lime

Sounds like a match made in heaven, and it actually is. This is another mood setter as it sends you straight to your favorite tropical island. Even better, the scent is therapeutic and fresh. That alone makes for a heightened experience. For the most part, this is a good option if you are looking to power down and relax after a stressful day. It really works out the kinks and the knots in your joints leaving you both relaxed and refreshed.

Soaking in the tub is relaxing, but what’s even better is the relief that follows if you look for ways to spruce up the experience. By now it should be evident that homemade bath salts really take things up a notch. They are not just soothing but equally, have healing properties, and bring a lot of freshness to the table. I will share my favorite homemade bath salt recipe:

Lavender Bath Salt


  • Four 8 oz. Mason Jars
  • 20 oz. Epsom Salt, Extra Fine
  • 6 oz. Pink Sea Salt, Medium or Course
  • 2 mL (about 40 drops) Lavender Essential Oil
  • 1 Tbs. Dried Lavender
  • 3 Tbs. chamomile


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the Epsom salt and pink sea salt. Mix together.
  2. Add the Lavender Essential Oil. Use your hands to thoroughly mix in.
  3. Add the lavender buds and chamomile. Mix in thoroughly.
  4. Transfer the salt to the mason jars. Store the salts in a dry cool place. Once you’re ready to use, add a large handful to hot bath water. Enjoy!

Nevertheless, you should not just depend on your Homemade Bath Salts if you’re looking for alternative ways to work through the kinks. Chiropractors and other similar services can sort you out as well. But at the end of the day, a good soak will do you worlds of good.

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