Ever since I started using essential oils and implementing them into my everyday life, I have been slowly (but surely!) replacing all of my toxic medications, home products, cleaning supplies, and now even bath and beauty supplies.
I certainly don’t have it all replaced and I hope to one day get there… but I’m just taking baby steps for now! I really am trying to be more conscious of surrounding myself and my family with quality, natural, good-for-you things!
Well, one of the things that I love to do to relax and unwind is take a bath. I LOVE baths. I wish I could take them more, but time is often of the essence and so they aren’t always able to happen… but, when they do… I just LOVE them. Sitting in the bath with a good book and yummy smelling stuff… it’s the best.
Well, when I actually read the label on my store-bought bath salts and store bought bubble bath I kinda cringed a little bit. I had NO clue that I was sitting in all those nasty chemicals. GAHH. And, when you’re in the warm water… your pores open up and so, of course, your body is absorbing those chemicals even more. Yikes. No bueno, yo.
So, I was on a hunt for an easy DIY bath salts recipe to replace my favorite store bought ones and I came across a few different ones and I liked this one the best because, well, it’s EASY. It’s so easy that I almost feel silly even sharing it, but I thought that maybe there’s someone else out there that’s like me and is trying to do similar things. If that makes any sense?
Also, this recipe is TOTALLY customizable depending on what kind of bath salts you want… romantic, energizing, pain reducing, stress reducing, etc. I chose romantic because it’s February and that means Valentine’s Day and our wedding anniversary! 🙂
Enough rambling… here’s the easy peasy recipe:
The Ylang Ylang and Idaho Blue Spruce together smell AMAZING. Seriously! So good.
Add your epsom salt to your mason jar, then add your essential oils. Remember you want approximately 4 drops of essential oils for every 1/2 cup of epsom salt. Close the lid on your mason jar and shake it up. And boom! You’re good to go! That’s it.
Add a little to your warm bath water and then relax and enjoy!
Other possible essential oils combinations you could use:
Wasting Away Again in Margaritaville:
Those are just a few options!
So what do you think? Have you made bath salts before? Will you try this recipe? Any combos I should try?