Aromatherapy Bath Salts – Create Your Own Blend

Don’t underestimate the power of a bath. It’s a mistake I often make until I sink into the warmth and feel my worries and stresses float away. 

Baths are great for all sorts of ailments from colds and flu to achy, tired muscles, and everything in between. You can even create your own blend of Aromatherapy bath salts. They are super simple and inexpensive to make at home.

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How to make bath salts with essential oils

Creating your own blend of diy aromatherapy bath salts is a fab way to enjoy aromatherapy at home and to create just the right blend for you. Surprisingly, bath salts are very affordable to make and require no harsh ingredients. In fact, the main ingredients in bath salts include baking soda, table salt and epsom salt. Each of these are commonly found in a local grocery or retail store and are safe to use. Certain bath products found in most retail stores contain harsh ingredients that can irritate the skin. The advantage to creating your own bath salts is that you know which ingredients are going into your product and you can have peace of mind in knowing that they are safe to use.

Natural Ingredients

A great all-purpose bath salt is made with 2 parts Epsom salt, 2 parts salt (choose Dead Sea saltHimalayan salt or another salt of your choice), and 1 part baking soda. The salts contain minerals that are absorbed through the skin to help ease muscle soreness and relieve tension, while the baking soda soothes the skin surface. Whilst the Epson Salt is a great source of magnesium, a mineral that has many benefits. Magnesium helps your body produce energy, and when you’re deficient, you might feel more anxious, experience more painful PMS symptoms, and have muscle aches [source].

Infusing bath salts adds aromatherapy benefits. And, depending on the blend you decide to use, they can help with relaxation, better sleep, clearing the mind, rejuvenation, and even relief for stuffy noses.

Aromatherapy Blends

It just so happens that these are a few of my favourite aromatherapy bath salts blends. Don’t feel like you have to stick to these particular ones, though. Feel free to make up your own blends using any combination of essential oils you already have on hand.

1. Sleep Easy: Mix up cedar wood, lemon verbena, ylang ylang, lavender

2. Breathe Easy: Combine eucalyptus and peppermint

3. Ease Sore muscles: Combine juniper berrylavender, and ylang ylang

4. Balancing Bath: Invite calm with sage, garden mint, and tea tree

5. Calming Influence: Make a peaceful blend with Egyptian, lavender, and rose geranium

6. Energise: Try ylang lang, sweet orange, and lemon

7. Stress relief: Blend lemon, clove bud, cedarwood, and sweet orange

8. Winter Warmer: A warming mix of cinnamon bark, clove bud, sweet orange, pine needle.

9. Anti Anxiety: A soothing mix of bergamont, lavender and ylang ylang.

Important note: The time to add your bath salts is after the bath is full, and you’re in it. If you add them while the water is running, then the aromatherapy scents will evaporate before you get into the tub.

Aromatherapy Bath Salts

Create your own aromatherapy bath salts

Equipment

  • 1 Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Spoon
  • 1 Jar To Store

Materials

  • 3 Cups Espom Salt
  • 1 Cup Baking Soda
  • 2 Cups Salt (Deas Sea Salt/ Himalayan Salt)
  • 20-30 Drops Essential Oils

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, mix the Epsom salts and your chosen salts.
  • Add the essential oils and mix well to break-up any clumps that have formed.
  • Add the baking soda and mix well.
  • Pour into *clean* glass jars.

Notes

create your won aromatherapy bath salts

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