DIY Salts For A Relaxing Bath

DIY Salts For A Relaxing Bath

I recently had an opportunity to play around with my GreenHealth® Essential Oils from in a fun and easy DIY recipe for bath salts. I had been seeing recipes for this idea on and off and finally took the leap and tried one for myself.

I am a huge fan of dollar stores and started my project with a quick trip there. I stumbled upon mini-mason jars that came two to a pack which allowed me to make six gift size jars for only $3.

My next stop was at the corner drug store to pick up unscented epsom salt. I was pleasantly surprised with how inexpensive it was as well. If you have not already guessed, I love to save money when I can, however I do not like to sacrifice quality to save a penny, perhaps that is why I love the GreenHealth® products so much!

I found this recipe to be easy to follow, and quick to complete. Here is all the things you will need to do this DIY.

Epsom Salt (2 cups)

Coconut Oil (1 TBS)

Essential Oils (approx. 55 drops)

I used: 30 drops of Lavender, 20 drops of Peppermint and 5 drops ofBergamot.

Container to store finished product in

Measuring cup

Measuring spoon

Mixing spoon

Mixing bowl

Spoon to add salt to containers

It was a warm enough day that my coconut oil was in liquid form already, however, if it had not been I would have easily melted it by placing the amount needed into a small measuring cup and placing that cup into a pot of simmering water.

To make things easier for myself, I used the empty jars to determine the exact amount of salt I would need. I had 6 mini jars plus one medium size jar left over from a different project. Once added all together, I used 2 cups of salt. After pouring the salt into the mixing bowl, I added 1 TBS of coconut oil and began stirring.

The next step was to add my essential oils. The bottles of oils that I used came with Euro droppers (a small white cap with a hole to pour oil from), however for this project I did remove those dropper in preference for using a pipette.

I decided that I would use a lavender and a peppermint because I loved the benefits of both of these oils plus they smell wonderful together! I placed 30 drops of Lavender and 20 drops of Peppermint into the salt and coconut concoction I had started. At the last moment I decided to add one of my personal favorites and place 5 drops of the Bergamot as well. One of the best aspects of Bergamot is that lime scent without having to worry about the photosensativity as you do with other citrus oils.

Making sure to stir things very well, I distributed the oils throughout the entire 2 cups of salt, and then mixed again. In the beginning I noticed some lumps in the salt where the oils were sticking things together, but as I continued to stir those clumps broke up. Once satisfied with the mix, I spooned the bath salt into my small containers, filling to the rim, but not packing in tightly. I placed the lids on and wala the salts were ready to be given as gifts.

Depending on the size of the tub they are being used in, the small jars can be used for up to 4 baths in a standard tub, or two in a deep tub.

A fun craft and a great gift for friends. I’m already thinking about which oils to use next!