Oct 8, 2014

Making Stress Away Essential Oil Bath Salts

Y'all, I love a good soak. Nothing calms me, de-stresses me, or makes my muscles feel better than relaxing in the tub with a good book, (ahem or Nexflix streaming Gilmore Girls 24/7).

So, wanting to take it further than just bubbles, I wanted something that was good for me.  After checking out Pinterest, and all of the crunchy mama's blogs, I knew that a bath salt/ foam bath was exactly what I needed! I'd heard a couple mention the Aura Cacia brand, so I took off to the local Whole Foods looking for them, purchased them, used them that night, and  I fell in love with the product, but not the $2 each price tag. Since I have a ton of oils, I went out and purchased the Epsom salt to make my own!

Here's the recipe for the bath salt/foam bath:

2 cups Epsom Salt
1/2 cup sea salt
1 cup baking soda
15-20 drops of essential oils
1-2 drops food coloring(optional)

Now, I wanted a nice stress relieving bath, so I searched for the oils that said they were for stress relief. I added my own recipe into the salt mixture:

10 drops of lavender oil
5 drops of eucalyptus oil
5 drops rosemary oil
5 drops tea tree oil

Directions: Put all salts & powders in large bowl, mix up. Add essential oils and food coloring into bowl, mix thoroughly, and enjoy!

I LOVE this recipe! I've probably made it 3 times and use it up within a week. The easiest part is, you can store it in anything! I found the small jars at IKEA for super cheap, but I find they are better for giving the foam bath away rather than keeping for yourself. So I store mine in a Ziploc gallon bag. That way, I can make a ton & it will last me!

This is an inexpensive product also. Yes, you will have to spend $5-$10 or higher on your essential oils, depending on the brand and where you buy them. And the Epsom salt is between $5-$10 also. But once you have them, the only thing you will have to repurchase is the salts. The oils will last a long while. AND, it's definitely cheaper than buying it premade.

Plus, they make great gifts! Just make sure the recipient isn't allergic to any of the oils first!

However, this salt, so it will dry out your skin. I had to find a healthy alternative to lotion if I wanted to use this more than once a month. So, stay tuned tomorrow for my recipe for that!

Do use any sort of bubble bath/ bath salts to destress? Comment below!


  1. Oh how nice!! Thanks for sharing how to make this.

  2. What a great easy idea for cute gifts!!!!
    I need to start buying some of these oils. Where do you get yours?

  3. I love my epsom salts! I always get the lavendar kind, but I'll have to get the plain ones and make my own scents with my oils, this is a great idea!

  4. I love taking epsom salt baths! They're really so soothing!!!


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