After a long day of stress and anxiety, sinking into a warm bath can be heaven. Sinking into a warm bath that is infused with fragrant, relaxing bath salts is twice as good. Bath salts are an amazing addition to your bath routine and, what makes them even more amazing, is that you can make them yourself! With some Epsom salts, baking soda, and essential oils, you can have the perfect bath salts. Below are some amazing bath salt recipes to invigorate your bath this spring.
- Bubbly Jasmine Bath Salts
This simple recipe calls for mixing salt, ½ cup of Castile Soap, and jasmine essential oil. For a special twist, add a little almond oil, which will give your skin some extra moisture. Mix the ingredients together and then dry it over aluminum foil or wax paper.
- Citrus Bath Salts
This bath salt will leave you feeling rejuvenated and ready to face the day. For this salt mixture, combine salt, olive or coconut oil, and a citrus essential oil of your choice, such as orange, lemon, or grapefruit essential oil. Feel free to mix and match these.
- Coconut Bath Salts
Mix your salts with coconut oil and coconut essential oil. Pour it into your bath for a soothing bath that will take you straight to the Caribbean. This is also great to use directly as a skin exfoliator.
- Lavender Bath Salts
What says spring better than the fragrant smells of this beautiful purple flower? If you’re looking for a calming bath, mix the salts with some lavender essential oil. For an exotic bath, add real lavender leaves to this salt mix.
- Rosemary Citrus Bath Salts
This is a unique and special salt that will add a fresh and zesty fragrance to your bath. Add your salts, a teaspoon of lemon rind, rosemary essential oil, lemon essential oil, and a touch of baking soda to a jar.
- Rosemary Mint Bath Salts
While on the topic of rosemary, this mint and rosemary mix smells delicious and also leaves your skin smooth and moisturized. Just like in the last one, mix your salts, baking soda, and rosemary essential oil. Add mint essential oil to this one and you’re good to go. You can also add fresh mint leaves directly to your bath.
- Peppermint Bath Salts
This one’s pretty straightforward. No one can deny the sweet smell of peppermint. It is a peaceful scent that relaxes the mind. Add the salts, baking soda, and peppermint essential oil together, then sit back and relax.
- Chamomile Ginger Bath Salts
This exotic smelling salt mix will leave you tingling and revitalized. The ginger adds a spicy, warm fragrance that will stay on your skin, keeping you calm long after you leave the bath. Mix the Epsom salts, baking soda, and add ginger and chamomile essential oils.
For each of the above salt mixtures, combine three cups of salt, 1 cup of baking soda, and 20 drops of essential oil. Add in one tablespoon of any carrier oil you select. The baking soda is used to help pull toxins out of your skin. Store these bath salts in an airtight jar and they should last for a week. Be sure to rinse off with a quick shower, so the toxins don’t soak back in.
Katie Reed is a passionate writer and mother of four vivacious boys from Salt Lake City, Utah. Drawing from her own journey through TTC, pregnancy, and the joys of raising children, she offers a wealth of insight into the world of motherhood. Beyond her heartfelt tales, Katie delights her readers with family-friendly recipes, engaging crafts, and a curated library of printables for both kids and adults. When she’s not penning her experiences, you’ll find her crafting memories with her husband and sons—Dexter, Daniel, Chester, and Wilder.