Download Relax Melodies
4.8 in Health & Fitness
(4.8)
Get the App Get the App
relaxation

3 Soothing DIY Bath Salts Recipes

by Relax Melodies
Mar 16 • 4 min read
SHARE IT
Copied!

Taking a long, hot bath is a surefire way to reduce stress, soothe tight muscles, and wash away the weight of the day.

Not only do do-it-yourself bath salts make a great project to pamper yourself with a little self-care at home, they also make the ideal gift for family and friends.

Benefits of bath salts

Bath salts have long been used as an effortless and inexpensive way to treat mental and physical ailments. Bath salts, which are commonly made from magnesium sulfate (Epsom salt) or sea salt, easily dissolve in warm bath water and are used for everything from anxiety relief to muscle relaxation.

Whats ingredients will you need?

Salts

There are may different types of salts suited for DIY bath recipes. These are our 4 favorites:

  • Epsom salt : Also known as magnesium sulfate, this salt is very popular in spas for its richness of bioavailable magnesium, known for its relaxing effects. It is used to prepare bath salts, lotions, and exfoliating body scrubs.
  • Coarse sea salt : This salt is ideal for sprinkling in the tub to dissolve for bath time. Coarse sea salts are a great, therapeutic addition to blends of scented oils or colors, as their size helps easily absorb these add-ins.
  • Dead Sea bath salts : These aid in the treatment of common dry skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. Dead Sea salts are also known to reduce pain and inflammation from arthritis and rheumatism. Their high mineral content is credited with cleansing and detoxifying the skin. There’s even a bit of calcium—your body will love it!
  • Himalayan bath salt : This salt exists in a wide range of grain sizes suitable for bath and spa application. Sizes run from powder grain (ideal for face scrubs) to coarse grain (perfect for creating your own scented salt.)

Baking soda

Baking soda is a mixture of sodium ions and bicarbonate ions. It dissolves fully in water and is commonly added to oral hygiene and cleaning products, as it may help remove bacteria, odours, and acidity. These properties may also be helpful for the skin, especially if a person has certain skin conditions.

Essential oil

Essentials oils have therapeutic benefits, plus they smell great. Please be very careful with your dosage and the choice of oil. Avoid essential oils if you are pregnant or for use on children or babies. In the following recipes we will mostly use these essentials oil:

  • Lavender: Best known for aroma therapy, lavender has powerful relaxing benefits and is excellent for sleep.
  • Ylang Ylang : Famous for its delicate and fruity scent, ylang ylang (derived from the tropical cananga tree) gently soothes and relaxes body and mind.
  • Cedarwood : In addition to its antiseptic, anti-inflammatory virtues, cedarwood also help with insomnia & sleep.

Dried flowers

Dried flowers have many relaxing and therapeutic uses in homemade bath salts. We commonly use dried lavender, chamomile, hibiscus or rose petals for their calming properties.

Nourishing skin oil

In addition to adding a pleasant, silken texture to your bath water, nourishing oils will deeply hydrate your skin.

DIY bath salts recipes

These recipes are easy to make and affordable. Be careful with essential oils and respect the recommended dosage.

Sleeping beauty

This recipe is ideal for a relaxing bath before going to sleep. It will deeply hydrate your skin and relax you both physically and mentally.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Epsom salt
  • 1 cup sea salt (Pink Himalayan sea salt, coarse sea salt or Dead Sea salt )
  • 14 cup baking soda
  • 15 drops lavender essential oil
  • 1 tablespoon dried lavender flowers
  • 1 tablespoon dried chamomile flowers
  • 12 cup natural nourishing oil (jojoba, coconut, argan oil, etc. depending what you have and what you prefer)

Preparation

  1. Disinfect all utensils. Wash a large bowl, a spatula and your hands.
  2. Stir all the salts and the baking soda into the bowl.
  3. Add 15 drops lavender essential oils, the dried flowers, and the oil, and mix with the spatula.
  4. Store homemade bath salts in a container (mason jars, jam jars, or something else that has been properly disinfected.)

Realm of relaxation

This recipe will relax your body and mind.

Ingredients

  • 2 12 cups Epsom salt
  • 1 12 cups sea salt (Pink Himalayan sea salt, coarse sea salt or dead sea salt )
  • 14 cup baking soda
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil
  • 10 drops of ylang ylang essential oil
  • 1 tablespoon dried hibiscus flowers
  • 1 tablespoon dried rose flowers
  • 12 cup natural nourishing oil (jojoba, coconut, argan oil, etc. depending what you have and what you prefer)

Preparation

  1. Disinfect all utensils. Wash a large bowl, a spatula and your hands.
  2. Stir all the salts and the baking soda into large bowl.
  3. Add 10 drops lavender essential oils,10 drops of ylang ylang essential oil, the dried flowers, and the nourishing oil, and mix with the spatula.
  4. Store homemade bath salts in a container (mason jars, jam jars, or something else that has been properly disinfected.)

Intense detox

Soaking in a warm bath may have valuable therapeutic properties by warming muscles and helping people relax after a stressful day. It also makes you sweat, helping release toxins from the pores.

Ingredients

  • 2 34 cups Epsom salt
  • 2 cups sea salt (Pink Himalayan sea salt, Coarse sea salt or dead sea salt )
  • 12 cup baking soda
  • 10 drops cedarwood essential oil
  • 10 drops of ylang ylang essential oil
  • 1 tablespoon dried sage flowers
  • 1 tablespoon dried rose flowers
  • 12 cup natural nourishing oil (jojoba, coconut, argan oil, etc. depending what you have and what you prefer)

Preparation

  1. Disinfect all utensils. Wash a large bowl, a spatula and your hands.
  2. Stir all the salts and the baking soda into large bowl.
  3. Add 10 drops cedarwood essential oil,10 drops ylang ylang essential oils, the dried flowers, and the nourishing oil. Mix with spatula.
  4. Store homemade bath salts in a container (mason jars, jam jars, or something else that has been properly disinfected.)

Usage

Add 12 cup to 1 cup of your DIY salts to bath warm water, and enjoy! Enhance your experience even more with a bathtub meditation from Relax Melodies and prepare a relaxing herbal tea.

SHARE IT
Copied!
About Us

Join us on a restful journey to sleep.

Relax Melodies helps you fall asleep easily with soothing sounds, sleep meditations, bedtime stories, breathing exercises and much more.

Combine the different features and mix them together to create your own perfect sleep sanctuary!

Download Relax Melodies now and join a community of millions of people we help guide to sleep every night.

Recent Posts
Popular Posts
Follow Us on Instagram
Get Weekly News Updates
Subscribe to our mailing list to receive weekly updates by email!
Thank you
A valid email address is required
Man relaxing with cup of coffee listening to Relax Melodies over busy street
Try Relax Melodies
Try Relax Melodies by registering online and start your sleep journey today!
Try Relax Melodies for free
Also available in
Phone screen showing Relax Melodies app
Try Relax Melodies
Relax Melodies app icon with moon and leaves
Try Relax Melodies by registering online and start your sleep journey today!
Phone screen showing Relax Melodies app
Try Relax Melodies
Relax Melodies app icon with moon and leaves
Try Relax Melodies by registering online and start your sleep journey today!
Download Relax Melodies
4.8 in Health & Fitness
(4.8)
Get the App Get the App
Download Relax Melodies
4.8 in Health & Fitness
(4.8)
Get the App Get the App