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5 Natural Bath Salt Recipes

Updated on August 26, 2012
Selection of Bath Salts.
Selection of Bath Salts. | Source

Do you like to come home from a long day at work, jump in the bath and have an hour to yourself to relax? well if you do then try some of these natural home made bath salt recipes to increase the magnitude of your relaxation. And if you're one of the people that doesn't or hasn't used them before keep on reading and see if this article can provide you with some useful information to consider using bath salts for relaxation. I just want to clarify before we start that these are not recipes for the drug term bath salts, these are natural materials being put together in recipes for relaxation purposes! If there are any ingredients that you are unsure of leave a comment and I will get back to you, or you can research them yourself. With that being said lets get into the recipes!

Example of Decorative Bath Salt Jar
Example of Decorative Bath Salt Jar | Source

Eucalyptus and Orange Bath Salts

1 cup fine sea salt, 1/2 teaspoon liquid glycerin, 1/2 cup epsom salts, eucalyptus essential oil 8-10 drops, sweet orange essential oil 8-10 drops.

This mixture is great in helping clear up your blocked sinuses and will sooth aching muscles. The sweet orange oil gives the mix a nice smell for both the bathroom and your skin.

Combine all of the ingredients above in a large enough bowl, making sure that the mixture is well mixed. You should use around 1-3 handfuls of this mixture depending on your personal preference and the size of your bath tub. I recommend that you store this mixture in a air tight bag or store in a glass jar, allowing it to be a display piece in your bathroom, serving two purposes!

Chill Out Bath Salts

2 cups epsom salts, 1 cup sea salt, blue food colouring (8-10 drops), peppermint essential oil (6-10drops), lavender essential oil (6-10 drops) You can mix and match any other oils of the same kind if you can't find any of these.

This mixture is great to help clear your sinuses, moisturise your skin and soothe aching muscles. The oil's in this mixture give off a strong yet pleasant smell.

Combine all of the ingredients above in a large enough bowl, making sure that the mixture is well mixed. You should use around 1-2 handfuls of this mixture depending on your personal preference and the size of your bath tub. This mixture will be great to store around the home for a nice decorative piece.

Nighty Night Bath Salts

1 cup kosher salt, 1 cup baking soda, 3-4 drops pine balsam fragrance oil, 2-3 drops cinnamon fragrance oil, 2-3 drops cassis fragrance oil, 2-3 table spoons glycerin liquid (optional, but I recommend it)

This mixture is great to help you relax before you go to bed at night, moisturise your skin and soothe aching muscles. The glycerin is included to help keep your skin soft and moisturised.

Combine all of the ingredients above in a large enough bowl, making sure that the mixture is well mixed, breaking up any clumps that may be present. You should use around 2-3 handfuls of this mixture depending on your personal preference and the size of your bath tub. This mixture is best stored in a air tight resealable bag.

Scented Sugar Foaming Bath Salt Scrub

2 tablespoons of sugar, 1 tablespoon fragrance oil (any of your choice),1 cup fine sea salt, 3/4 cup medium sea salt/sea salt. 1/2 cup powdered spa sea salt, 2 table spoons sodium lauryl sulfoacetate (SLS), 4 tablespoons sweet almond oil, 4 tablespoons grapeseed oil, 40-50ml vitamin E oil (or any oil e.g. olive oil)

This mixture is great to soothe aching muscles, and gives you that spa relaxation feel with the foaming action. The mixture give off a sweet smell and is great for moisturising and exfoliating your skin.

Combine all of the ingredients above in a large enough bowl, making sure that the mixture is well mixed. You should use around 1-3 handfuls of this mixture depending on your personal preference and the size of your bath tub. This mixture will be great to store around the home for a nice decorative piece. If you would prefer a finer scrub you can substitute that sugar for more fine or normal sea salt.

Sea Blue Bath Salts

1 cup epsom salts, 1 cup baking soda, 4-5 drops blue food colouring, 3-4 drops jasmine fragrance oil, 4-5 drops vanilla fragrance oil, 2 tablespoons liquid glycerin.

This mixture is great to soothe aching muscles, and gives you the feeling of being in a deep blue ocean giving your the feeling of relaxation. The mixture give off a pleasant vanilla smell that isn't too overpowering. The glycerin is great to moisturise your skin.

Combine all of the ingredients above in a large enough bowl. Add the colour and scents one at a time making sure that the mixture is well mixed, at the final stage add the glycerin. You should use around 1-2 handfuls of this mixture depending on your personal preference and the size of your bath tub. This mixture look great around the home due to the deep blue colour.

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