Essential Oil Bath Salts can take your bath to the next level. Trust me this basic Bath Salts Recipe is oh so simple and you can ring the changes simply by varying the essential oil or oils you use.
This means you can match your Essential Oil Bath Salts to meet the needs of your body, mind and spirit.
Taking a long, hot, indulgent bath is one of my favorite things to do. It helps me relax and unwind at the end of the day.
The essential oils that you choose can be tailored to suit whatever it is that ails you at the end of any given day.
Below is a selection of the oils that most often hit the spot for me.
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) (as far as I am concerned, gives you a ‘double whammy’. It relieves the discomfort of tense tired, muscles, as mine often are after a day spent over my massage table, and helps dispel the stress our fast moving lives can easily become filled with. At the end of the day it can help to banish the specter of insomnia. It’s the perfect oil to relax your body and your mind and to restore your sense of wellbeing and balance.
Roman Chamomile(Anthemis noblis) is another of my go to oils. It can take an everyday evening soak from nice to ‘spa-tastic’. It is one of Nature’s natural anti-inflammatories, which makes it great at releasing muscle tension and calming spasms. Its sweet scent is soothing, calming and antidepressant. It is particularly beneficial for alleviating anxiety and stress. What is more it can help to ease headaches and promote restful sleep.
Rose (Rosa damascene) is the oil I turn to when I am in need of some serious T.L.C. Rose is the queen of flowers. Its heavenly scent refreshes the soul and brings joy to the heart. Rose comforts in times of sorrow and soothes feelings such as anger, fear and anxiety. Its soothing, softening and hydrating properties make it ideal for all skin care, especially for mature, dry or sensitive skin.
Basic Bath Salt Recipe
- 4 oz (112 g) pink Himalayan salt
- 1 tbsp (15 ml) liquid castile soap
- 4 drops of your chosen essential
Make this blend in a 4 oz (120 ml) jar. Mix the ingredients together with a glass stirring rod or the handle of a stainless steel spoon. Use half of the blend in your bath.
(This recipe makes enough for two baths.)
I like using pink Himalayan salt because I love the color. But you can use any kind of natural salt you like. Dead Sea salt or Epsom salt will work great too!
Here are my tips on how to make a good soak amazing:
- Fill the tub with warm water. Add the bath salt while the tub is still filling.
- Eat some fruit or chocolate while you’re soaking in the tub!
- Listen to your favorite relaxing music.
When you get out of the bath, use your favorite all-natural lotion and then tuck yourself into bed for a dreamy night’s sleep.
Always take advice from your professional aromatherapist before using Essential Oils.