DIY Bath Salts
It’s half-way through November and in the blink of an eye, it will be December.
If you’re like me, you are a number one procrastinator and are forever scrambling trying to find the perfect gift for your loved ones.
Bath salts are a perfect gift for all bath lovers. You can make them in large batches, they only require a few ingredients, and you can completely customize them with different essential oils to obtain your desired effect.
You’re giving the gift of relaxation. After all, the holidays aren’t exactly the most stress-free season.
•Zest of one Orange
•Frankincense Essential Oil
•Geranium Essential Oil
•Lavender Essential Oil
•Lemon Essential Oil
Why Bath Salts?
For those who have never used or are skeptical of these little powerhouse minerals, they are amazing for:
Relieving stress in the body
Easing pain and muscle cramps
Improves muscles and nerve function
Helps to prevent hardening of arteries and blood clots
Eliminates toxins from the body
If this isn't enough of a reason to love them— we have gone ahead and added some other ingredients that boost the benefits even more!
Lavender Frankincense Bath Salts Recipe:
Take one cup of Epsom Salts and mix with 5 drops of both lavender and 3 drops of frankincense oils.
Mix well and place in an an airtight container for storage.
The essential oils have antibacterial properties that will make our bath salts’ shelf life up to three months (if they last that long).
It has a scent that’s a wonderful blend of fresh, floral, clean, and calm. It’s this dynamic aroma that has made the plant a classic for perfumes, soaps, fresheners, and beauty products. Lavender is best known for promoting a sense of calm and fights occasional nervous tension. It’s also an excellent addition to cleansers as it soothes minor skin irritations.
Frankincense has an earthy, uplifting aroma that’s perfect for grounding and spiritual connectedness. In addition to elevated spiritual experiences, Frankincense can help you maintain the appearance of radiant skin.
Rose-Geranium Bath Salts Recipe
Mix one cup of Epsom Salts with 6 drops of geranium essential
Remove 6-8 rose petals (depending on your preference) from the flower.
Add the petals to salts and mix well. Store in an airtight jar or container up to 1 month.
Geranium essential oil was used by the Egyptians to promote beautiful, radiant-looking skin. Geranium’s sweet, floral scent can be used topically and aromatically.
Citrus Orange Bath Salts Recipe
Zest 2/3rds of a navel orange, mix with one cup of Epsom Bath Salts and 5 drops of orange essential oil.
Store in an airtight jar or container for 3 months. It may seem like that is a long time when dealing with fresh produce, the salt and antibacterial properties of the oils will help it keep longer.
Start your day with an uplifting burst of liquid sunshine. Lemon essential oil benefits skin and hair as much as its aroma enhances your environment.
The Benefits of Essential Oils
Essential oils are used for aromatherapy, an alternative medicine in which the healing properties are from the aromatic compounds.
Essential oils have enhanced lives for thousands of years, offering a variety of benefits from cosmetic and dietary purposes to spiritual and religious use.
We’ve chosen these oils for their healing properties and easy accessibility.
Young Living started in 1994 by the cutest couple, Gary and Mary (CUUUUUTE). They were sick of the varied quality of essential oils and the major corporations that had all the control. Mary and Gary began cultivating lavender, peppermint, clary sage, and many other herbs.
They have taken their little farm in Utah, and nurtured it into a world leader for essential oils and wellness solutions.
I don’t know about you, but this sounds like a brand that I feel good standing behind and supporting!
These recipes are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the possibilities for different mixtures.
Essential oils are easy to work with, have a myriad of health benefits, and make DIY spa-recipes feel luxurious.Whoever gets your gift will love the thought and care that you put into it.
This gift is wonderful for any occasion and easy to make in batches— we won’t tell if you keep extra for yourself.
If you wish to purchase the essential oils that we used for this tutorial you can do so here through my dear friend, Genevieve!!
NOTE: I was not sponsored by Young Living or Genevieve, but instead I think these are wonderful products and a fantastic brand that I myself am purchasing items through them.