Want an easy way to turn your bathroom into a personal spa? Or perhaps your looking for a DIY gift idea for a busy mom who would love some alone time to relax? Pamper yourself (or a mom in your life!) by making homemade bath salts in relaxing fragrances to soak away stress and fill your home with an amazing aroma at the same time. You can mix up the salts in minutes flat, and decide whether to keep them or give to friends and family later. This two-ingredient relaxing bath salt recipe is sure to be a hit, and I even created some FREE printable tags to make them extra pretty for gifting this Mother’s Day or any time, really!
I like to buy unscented Epson Salt in bulk, it’s less expensive and you’ll need to use about one cup per bath so buying bulk is a budget-friendly solution. Instead, invest your money in therapeutic grade essential oils. You’ll want to make sure they’re pure (like Young Living) and don’t contain fillers or added fragrance because they’ll be touching your skin. Popular oils to mix with Epson salt include lavender, eucalyptus, and peppermint but there’s lots of wonderful scents– use the ones that best suit your needs. I love using lavender bath salts for nighttime since it’s calming, and sometimes I make up a bath salt with Thieves and sprinkle it on the floor of my shower. That way the scents wafts up and I get the benefit of the immunity boosting oil without soaking in it.
The recipe is simple:
- 1 cup Epson salt
- 5-10 drops of pure essential oil (if using an oil that needs dilution, use less)
Simply add the drops of oil to the salt, mix, and place in an airtight container. The above ingredients make enough salts for one bath, but you can make in larger batches like I do and store in a large jar.
If gifting, mason jars with a piece of cloth placed between the top and the ring make it look extra awesome. I was too lazy, so I simply printed out labels and stuck them on the top of the jars. 🙂 But you can do a combo of the two, fabric under the ring and then the label on top or attached with a piece of twine.
Here’s some free printable tags for you to use, in various styles! Follow the links to download them to your computer and print them onto Avery labels sized #22817 to make stickers, or print onto heavy paper and cut them out instead. You may need to play with the printer settings to get them to line up properly.
CLICK ON THE LINKED TEXT OR ON THE PICTURE TO DOWNLOAD EACH SET OF LABELS
Free Printable Labels: Gold Dots
Free Printable Labels: Multicolored Bubbles
Free Printable Labels: Fancy Scrolls
To use the salts, place one cup of the scented salts into hot, running bath water. Soak about 20 minutes, and enjoy the relaxing benefits of a detoxifying bath. Ahhhhh… bliss!
If you enjoy creating these easy bath salts, try making Homemade Peppermint Bath Bombs next. You’ll love the fresh scent and they make fantastic gifts. After all, relaxing and pampering are the best gifts you can give, and an added bonus is that your homemade products are natural and chemical free!
Sometimes the simplest recipes are the best, and this one is no exception. Now go and enjoy your relaxing, stress-free bath!