Homemade Bath Salts

Easy recipe for soothing bath salts!

I truly love when I have the time to take a bath – and for aches and pains, I always add Epsom salts for the added benefits of healing.  

According to WebMD, people use Epsom salt baths as a home treatment for:

  • Arthritis pain and swelling

  • Bruises and sprains

  • Fibromyalgia, a condition that makes your muscles, ligaments, and tendons hurt, and causes tender points throughout your body

  • Ingrown toenails

  • Insomnia

  • Psoriasis, a disease that causes red, itchy, scaly skin

  • Sore muscles after working out

  • Soreness from diarrhea during chemotherapy

  • Sunburn pain and redness

  • Tired, swollen feet

Since I love essential oils so much as well, I add them to my baths too – which has resulted in this DIY recipe of scented bath salts!

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Lavender-scented bath salts ingredients and instructions:
4 cups of Epsom Salts
1/2 cup of sea salt (optional)
25 – 30 drops of lavender oil
3/4 cup baking soda

* Apple Cider Vinegar to use later when running your bath

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl and then transfer to air-tight containers.  

I use 1/2 cup of salts per bath, plus 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar.

If you, or someone you’re gifting, doesn’t take baths – this also makes an amazing foot soak.

Remember that you can use any scent that you'd like in your bath salts - I would just recommend researching the type/scent of essential oil that you'll be using the ensure it's safe for a bath!  

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Check out my customizable Bath Salts Label set that comes in 2 colors - available in my Etsy Shop!

Sibyl Smith