Learning how to make homemade bath salts is a great way to save money, and mix and match bath salts to fit your needs. This homemade detox bath salt recipe is one of my absolute favorite recipes. It’s great for a sore, achy body or even just after a long hard day.
When I still lived in California, I had decided to make my own bath products as a side business. Always having a love for essential oils and how they can really make you feel better, I poured over the Internet on how to make homemade bath salts. There were so many different methods, and it was really overwhelming. After many trial and error, and smelling like every essential oil over the sun, I decided to make things simple. That’s how this recipe was born.
The most important steps in making these detox bath salts are to pick a high quality essential oil (like Young Living, My fav!) and find a good source of Epsom salt. Funny act about Epsom salt, is that it’s not really salt. It’s named for the town Epsom, a town in Surrey, England, where this compound of magnesium and sulfate. It’s been used for hundreds of years to pull out the toxins in your body and replace it with the Epsom salt compound. Combine that with the kick ass super powers of essential oils, and you have a relaxing bath that will have you feeling sublime at the end of a hard day.
I’ve always struggled with weird pains and inflammation in my body, and taking a bath with these DIY detox bath salts 2-3 times a week has helped me feel better overall. I am not quite as sluggish, and feel more relaxed. (That’ probably the lavender’s work)
Grab a cute jar, a glass bowl, a spoon, lavender and citrus fresh essential oils, and Epsom salt and you are ready to go! Here’s how you make this fun DIY bath salt!Print
Homemade Detox Bath Salts
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 5 mins
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- 5 drops lavender essential oil
- 5 drops citrus fresh essential oil
- 1 cup Epsom salt
- Lavender Flowers (optional)
- In a glass or metal bowl, place the Epsom alt. It’s really important to use glass or metal so the essential oils won’t break down the bowl and release plastic resin into your salts.
- Place 5 drops of each essential oil into the Epsom salt, and mix with a metal spoon.
- Carefully spoon into a glass jar, and seal. Make sure the jar is air tight to avoid getting moisture into the salts.
- Optional place a spoonful of lavender flowers on top for extra flare.
- Place 2 Tbsp of salts in your bath to start out with (and work up to 2 cups of salts 2-3 times a week)
- •These salts take less than 5 minutes to make, and add a cute jar and some twine to make a good gift for your friends and family!
If you love this essential oil recipe, make sure to check out how you can get Young Living essential oils at wholesale prices. This is all the great stuff you get in your wholesale member kit from Young Living.
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