Today, I’m coming to you with a really easy DIY project either for yourself, or to make as a gift, DIY bath salts!
I have always loved baths. I find them so relaxing and peaceful. Just me, some hot water, a candle or two aflame, and a good book are the ultimate self-care package. When I’m tired and need a way to unwind after a long day, I take a hot bath. When I’m sick and my body is aching with fever, I take a bath. When I’ve overdone it on a work out and my muscles are sore, I take a bath. If I need a mommy mental break, I stick the hubby with the kids and I take a bath. I really, really love baths. The only thing that can take a bath to the next level, are bath add ons. Bath bombs, bubbles, fizzes, and of course, salts.
Some friends and I decided to do a 12 Days of Christmas take on the adult advent calendars that are so popular right now. We had 5 people, so we divvied it up so that each person brings enough of two different gifts for all 5 of us to put into our 12 Days of Christmas Box (since that only leaves us with 10, a two of us chipped in to do 3 gifts so we have a total of 12 gifts for everyone).
I chose mini bottles of rosé, crochet face scrubbies (because you know I just had to crochet SOMETHING), and these little jars of citrus blend bath salts.
The basic recipe is a pretty simple one. Here’s what you need:
- 1 Cup Epsom Salts (unscented)
- 1 Cup Sea Salt
- 1-2 Tablespoons Carrier Oil (grapeseed, almond oil, or fractionated coconut oil)
- Essential Oils (30-40 drops)
I use these particular types of salt because they are a bit finer and that helps them dissolve in the tub. The carrier oil helps dilute the essential oils so that you can avoid any skin irritation in the bath, as oil and water will separate in the bath, so you need to be careful depending on the oils you’re using.
For our 12 Days of Christmas bath salts, I used a combination that’s a personal favorite of mine. I use Doterra essential oils, and they have two proprietary blends called Elevation and Citris Bliss, which when mixed together in equal parts smell absolutely wonderful (they are photosensitive oils, so if using these, you will want to avoid UV rays). I did about 20 drops of each into my salts, added a tablespoon of grapeseed oil for my carrier oil, and whisked everything together until well mixed.
Store your salts in a glass container. I found both my personal larger glass container and the smaller lidded giftable sized ones at Hobby Lobby. That’s like glass container central! When you draw your bath, add 1/4 to 1/3 cup of your new bath salts when you need to relax and wind down.
What are some of your favorite oil combinations you would want to use for bath salts? I want to know! Please share below!
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