DIY Floral Bath Salts {with essential oil}

Who doesn’t love a nice, relaxing bath?

Especially, when that bath also has the therapeutic benefits of essential oils.

I know I do!

 

That’s why I love making homemade bath products like these floral bath salts and these other DIY essential oil bath recipes:

 

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DIY floral bath salts -- a great source of minerals and trace elements, and help remove toxins from your skin. Plus depending on the essential oils you choose to use, they can help calm, improve sleep, reduce inflammation, ease achy muscles, lessen anxious feelings, improve circulation, and soothe dry, irritated skin. #essentialoils #essentialoilrecipes #bathsalts #naturalDIY #naturalbeauty #essentialoilDIY #essentialoilgifts #DIYgifts

 

There are so many reasons why I use (& give) these floral bath salts.

Here are just a few…

  1. They’re gorgeous! ¬†I love the pop of color from the flowers!
  2. Customizable – I can make a blend exactly how I want it
  3. Easy to make
  4. Impressive gifts
  5. All natural
  6. Made with essential oils (no artificial or synthetic fragrances)
  7. Great way to get minerals and trace elements
  8. Helps remove toxins from your skin
  9. Relaxing and calming in a stressful world
  10. Can improve sleep
  11. Can reduce inflammation
  12. Can temporarily soothe muscle aches
  13. Can improve mood and lessen anxious feelings
  14. Can temporarily improve circulation
  15. Rejuvenating
  16. Moisturizes and soothes dry, irritated skin

 

DIY floral bath salts -- a great source of minerals and trace elements, and help remove toxins from your skin. Plus depending on the essential oils you choose to use, they can help calm, improve sleep, reduce inflammation, ease achy muscles, lessen anxious feelings, improve circulation, and soothe dry, irritated skin. #essentialoils #essentialoilrecipes #bathsalts #naturalDIY #naturalbeauty #essentialoilDIY #essentialoilgifts #DIYgifts

 

Here’s one of the many versions of floral bath salts you can make.

This one has rose and jasmine dried flower buds.

Not only is it a beautiful-looking combination, but when added to your bath, these dried flowers are can actually help you relax and support healthy skin.

DIY floral bath salts -- a great source of minerals and trace elements, and help remove toxins from your skin. Plus depending on the essential oils you choose to use, they can help calm, improve sleep, reduce inflammation, ease achy muscles, lessen anxious feelings, improve circulation, and soothe dry, irritated skin. #essentialoils #essentialoilrecipes #bathsalts #naturalDIY #naturalbeauty #essentialoilDIY #essentialoilgifts #DIYgifts

 

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What you’ll need to make floral bath salts

coarse Himalayan salt (I get mine here)- Using a process called dermal absorption, our skin soaks up the minerals and trace elements from the bath water, including calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper, manganese, phosphorus, selenium, sodium, zinc,  and iron.  Additionally, regular bathing in Himalayan salt can help detox the body, reduce inflammation, lessen muscle aches & pain, temporarily increase blood circulation, and improve sleep.

Epsom salt¬†(find my favorite here) –¬†Did you know that Epsom salt is not actually a salt?¬† It’s actually a naturally occurring pure mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate.¬† Studies have shown that magnesium and sulfate are both readily absorbed through the skin, making Epsom salt baths an easy and ideal way to enjoy the amazing health benefits.¬† Benefits of Epsom salt:¬† eases stress and relaxes the body,¬†helps draw toxins out of the body,¬†helps reduce inflammation, and¬†helps improve the absorption of nutrients.

coarse Dead Sea salt (click here for what I use)- Dead Sea salts contain 21 minerals including magnesium, calcium, sulfur, bromide, iodine, sodium, zinc and potassium. These essential minerals naturally occur in our bodies but must be replenished, as they are lost throughout the day.¬†These minerals are known to treat, detoxify, and cleanse our bodies.¬† Benefits of Dead Sea salt:¬†¬†potassium helps to balance skin moisture,¬†bromides helps reduce muscle pain and stiffness,¬†sodium helps¬†improves the circulation of lymphatic fluid,¬†magnesium helps support a great night’s sleep,¬†iodine is important for the correct functioning of the thyroid gland and is aids in the body’s metabolic exchanges, and¬†sulfur is known as a powerful detoxifying agent, as it works closely with the liver to rid the body of toxins.

baking soda РBaking soda, or sodium bicarbonate, provides a naturally alkaline substance with a reputation for helping to remove toxins.  Additionally, baking soda helps soften skin and leaves skin feeling silky soft.

dried flowers (click here for the set I use) РNot only are the dried flowers beautiful to look at, they also provide numerous benefits for the mind, body, and spirit.

  • rose buds & petals- relaxing your body and rejuvenates your skin
  • jasmine – enhances mood and refreshes skin
  • chamomile – calming, grounding, helps improve sleep, soothes skin, and can relieve pain
  • cornflower – lessens anxious feelings, eases joint and muscle stiffness, and soothes irritated skin
  • lavender – calms nerves, soothes skin, improves sleep, enhances mood, and can lessen pain
  • calendula – reduce redness, itching and topical inflammation.¬† It’s soothing and healing and is wonderful for those with dry skin

essential oil –¬† Essential oils are a wonderful addition to a bath, because their therapeutic benefits are easily absorbed by the skin.¬† Here are just a few essential oil the wonderful benefits of adding essential oils to your bath.

  • Relaxation & stress relief ‚Äď lavender,¬†jasmine,¬†patchouli, chamomile, bergamot, orange, ylang ylang and these other calming essential oils
  • Grounding & balancing – patchouli, sandalwood, eucalyptus, vetiver,¬†frankincense, myrrh, cypress, ylang ylang, spruce, chamomile, fir,¬†and petitgrain
  • Improve sleep¬†‚Äď lavender, chamomile, cedarwood, ylang ylang, vetiver, sandalwood, and these other essential oils for sleep
  • Skin health ‚Äď tea tree, geranium, rose, lavender, frankincense, jasmine, chamomile and these other skin-enhancing essential oils
  • Soothe aches & pains ‚Äď peppermint, lavender, helichrysum, rosemary,¬†lemongrass, eucalyptus, marjoram, cypress, and juniper berry
  • Circulation ‚Äď grapefruit, lemongrass, cypress, eucalyptus, juniper berry, lavender, coriander, and neroli
  • Respiratory relief ‚Äď eucalyptus,¬†rosemary, peppermint, fir, and these other essential oils for clear breathing

apricot kernel oil¬†(look for one like this that’s organic and cold pressed)- dilutes essential oil and moisturizes skin

cotton muslin bags (these are the ones I use)

wooden scoops (click here for the ones I use)

 

DIY floral bath salts -- a great source of minerals and trace elements, and help remove toxins from your skin. Plus depending on the essential oils you choose to use, they can help calm, improve sleep, reduce inflammation, ease achy muscles, lessen anxious feelings, improve circulation, and soothe dry, irritated skin. #essentialoils #essentialoilrecipes #bathsalts #naturalDIY #naturalbeauty #essentialoilDIY #essentialoilgifts #DIYgifts

 

How to make homemade floral bath salts

click here for a free printable of the recipe

step 1:  add 1 cup coarse Himalayan salt to a large glass bowl

DIY floral bath salts -- a great source of minerals and trace elements, and help remove toxins from your skin. Plus depending on the essential oils you choose to use, they can help calm, improve sleep, reduce inflammation, ease achy muscles, lessen anxious feelings, improve circulation, and soothe dry, irritated skin. #essentialoils #essentialoilrecipes #bathsalts #naturalDIY #naturalbeauty #essentialoilDIY #essentialoilgifts #DIYgifts

 

step 2: add 1 cup Epsom salt

DIY floral bath salts -- a great source of minerals and trace elements, and help remove toxins from your skin. Plus depending on the essential oils you choose to use, they can help calm, improve sleep, reduce inflammation, ease achy muscles, lessen anxious feelings, improve circulation, and soothe dry, irritated skin. #essentialoils #essentialoilrecipes #bathsalts #naturalDIY #naturalbeauty #essentialoilDIY #essentialoilgifts #DIYgifts

 

step 3:  add 2 cups coarse Dead Sea salt

DIY floral bath salts -- a great source of minerals and trace elements, and help remove toxins from your skin. Plus depending on the essential oils you choose to use, they can help calm, improve sleep, reduce inflammation, ease achy muscles, lessen anxious feelings, improve circulation, and soothe dry, irritated skin. #essentialoils #essentialoilrecipes #bathsalts #naturalDIY #naturalbeauty #essentialoilDIY #essentialoilgifts #DIYgifts

 

step 4:  add 1/2 cup baking soda

DIY floral bath salts -- a great source of minerals and trace elements, and help remove toxins from your skin. Plus depending on the essential oils you choose to use, they can help calm, improve sleep, reduce inflammation, ease achy muscles, lessen anxious feelings, improve circulation, and soothe dry, irritated skin. #essentialoils #essentialoilrecipes #bathsalts #naturalDIY #naturalbeauty #essentialoilDIY #essentialoilgifts #DIYgifts

 

step 5:  mix well Рyou want to evenly distribute the baking soda and salts until the mixture looks uniform throughout

DIY floral bath salts -- a great source of minerals and trace elements, and help remove toxins from your skin. Plus depending on the essential oils you choose to use, they can help calm, improve sleep, reduce inflammation, ease achy muscles, lessen anxious feelings, improve circulation, and soothe dry, irritated skin. #essentialoils #essentialoilrecipes #bathsalts #naturalDIY #naturalbeauty #essentialoilDIY #essentialoilgifts #DIYgifts

 

step 6:  Mix carrier oil with essential oil, then add to mixture

(I missed taking a photo of this full step, but here’s what you do.)

In a small glass bowl, mix 2 tablespoons apricot kernel oil with 25 drops of essential oil.

Then add the oil and essential oil blend to the large bowl with the salts, and mix well.

Here are some ideas of essential oil blends that you may want to try or you can customize your own blend:

  • Relaxation & stress relief
    • 12 drops eucalyptus essential oil + 12 drops spearmint essential oil
    • 8 drops lavender essential oil + 8 drops jasmine essential oil + 8 drops orange essential oil
    • 8 drops patchouli essential oil + 8 drops lavender essential oil¬†+ 8 drops cedarwood essential oil
  • Grounding & balancing
    • 5¬†drops patchouli essential oil + 10 drops cypress essential oil + 10 drops sandalwood essential oil
    • 8 drops spruce (or fir) essential oil + 8 drops eucalyptus essential oil¬†+ 8 drops cedarwood essential oil
  • Improve sleep
    • 12 drops lavender essential oil + 12 drops cedarwood essential oil
    • 10 drops patchouli essential oil¬†+ 15 drops sandalwood essential oil
    • 12¬†drops lavender essential oil+¬†6 drops ylang ylang essential oil+ 6 drops orange essential oil
    • 12 drops lavender essential oil¬†+¬†6 drops geranium¬†essential oil + 6 drops chamomile essential oil
  • Skin health
    • 12 drops geranium essential oil + 12 drops frankincense essential oil
    • 20¬†drops rose essential oil + 5 drops sandalwood essential oil
    • 8 drops lavender essential oil + 8 drops geranium essential oil + 8 drops chamomile essential oil
  • Soothe aches & pains
    • 10 drops peppermint essential oil + 10 drops lavender essential oil + 5 drops helichrysum essential oil
    • 8 drops eucalyptus essential oil + 8 drops lemongrass essential oil¬† + 8 drops cypress essential oil
  • Circulation
    • 8 drops cypress essential oil + 8 drops juniper berry essential oil + 8 drops eucalyptus essential oil
    • 12 drops grapefruit essential oil + 12 drops lemongrass essential oil
    • 8 drops neroli essential oil + 8 drops lavender essential oil + 8 drops cypress essential oil
  • Respiratory relief
    • 10 drops eucalyptus essential oil¬†+ 10 drops cypress essential oil + 5 drops rosemary essential oil
    • 10 drops fir (white fir, Douglas fir, or Siberian fir) + 10 drops peppermint essential oil + 5 drops arborvitae essential oil

DIY floral bath salts -- a great source of minerals and trace elements, and help remove toxins from your skin. Plus depending on the essential oils you choose to use, they can help calm, improve sleep, reduce inflammation, ease achy muscles, lessen anxious feelings, improve circulation, and soothe dry, irritated skin. #essentialoils #essentialoilrecipes #bathsalts #naturalDIY #naturalbeauty #essentialoilDIY #essentialoilgifts #DIYgifts

 

step 7 (optional): Want to make more than 1 kind of floral bath salts?  If so, simply divide the mixture into separate bowls before adding essential oils and dried flowers.

If you divide mixture in two bowls, use approximately 12-13 drops of essential oils and 1 tablespoon carrier oil in each half.

If you divide the mixture into three bowls, use approximately 8 drops of essential oil and 2 teaspoons carrier oil in each bowl.

If you divide the mixture into four bowls, use approximately 6 drops of essential oil and 1.5 teaspoons carrier oil in each bowl.

DIY floral bath salts -- a great source of minerals and trace elements, and help remove toxins from your skin. Plus depending on the essential oils you choose to use, they can help calm, improve sleep, reduce inflammation, ease achy muscles, lessen anxious feelings, improve circulation, and soothe dry, irritated skin. #essentialoils #essentialoilrecipes #bathsalts #naturalDIY #naturalbeauty #essentialoilDIY #essentialoilgifts #DIYgifts

 

step 8:  add 1/2 cup dried flowers

You may choose a single flower or a combination of flowers.

Here are some you may want to try:

  • Relaxation & stress relief
    • lavender
    • chamomile
    • rose
    • jasmine
    • cornflower
  • Grounding & balancing
    • chamomile
    • cornflower
    • rose
    • jasmine
    • lavender
  • Improve sleep
    • chamomile
    • lavender
  • Skin health
    • calendula
    • lavender
    • cornflower
    • rose
    • jasmine
    • chamomile
  • Soothe aches & pains
    • lavender
    • chamomile
    • cornflower
  • Circulation
    • chamomile
    • cornflower
    • lavender

DIY floral bath salts -- a great source of minerals and trace elements, and help remove toxins from your skin. Plus depending on the essential oils you choose to use, they can help calm, improve sleep, reduce inflammation, ease achy muscles, lessen anxious feelings, improve circulation, and soothe dry, irritated skin. #essentialoils #essentialoilrecipes #bathsalts #naturalDIY #naturalbeauty #essentialoilDIY #essentialoilgifts #DIYgifts

 

DIY floral bath salts -- a great source of minerals and trace elements, and help remove toxins from your skin. Plus depending on the essential oils you choose to use, they can help calm, improve sleep, reduce inflammation, ease achy muscles, lessen anxious feelings, improve circulation, and soothe dry, irritated skin. #essentialoils #essentialoilrecipes #bathsalts #naturalDIY #naturalbeauty #essentialoilDIY #essentialoilgifts #DIYgifts

 

This blend of cornflower, rose, and calendula is great for skin health.

DIY floral bath salts -- a great source of minerals and trace elements, and help remove toxins from your skin. Plus depending on the essential oils you choose to use, they can help calm, improve sleep, reduce inflammation, ease achy muscles, lessen anxious feelings, improve circulation, and soothe dry, irritated skin. #essentialoils #essentialoilrecipes #bathsalts #naturalDIY #naturalbeauty #essentialoilDIY #essentialoilgifts #DIYgifts

 

This beautiful bold blue cornflower has many benefits including lessening anxious feelings, easing joint and muscle stiffness, and soothing irritated skin.

DIY floral bath salts -- a great source of minerals and trace elements, and help remove toxins from your skin. Plus depending on the essential oils you choose to use, they can help calm, improve sleep, reduce inflammation, ease achy muscles, lessen anxious feelings, improve circulation, and soothe dry, irritated skin. #essentialoils #essentialoilrecipes #bathsalts #naturalDIY #naturalbeauty #essentialoilDIY #essentialoilgifts #DIYgifts

 

This delicate blend of jasmine and rose is relaxing, grounding, and great for overall skin health.

DIY floral bath salts -- a great source of minerals and trace elements, and help remove toxins from your skin. Plus depending on the essential oils you choose to use, they can help calm, improve sleep, reduce inflammation, ease achy muscles, lessen anxious feelings, improve circulation, and soothe dry, irritated skin. #essentialoils #essentialoilrecipes #bathsalts #naturalDIY #naturalbeauty #essentialoilDIY #essentialoilgifts #DIYgifts

 

This sunny combination of calendula and chamomile reduces redness, itching and topical inflammation.¬† It’s soothing and healing and is wonderful for dry skin.

DIY floral bath salts -- a great source of minerals and trace elements, and help remove toxins from your skin. Plus depending on the essential oils you choose to use, they can help calm, improve sleep, reduce inflammation, ease achy muscles, lessen anxious feelings, improve circulation, and soothe dry, irritated skin. #essentialoils #essentialoilrecipes #bathsalts #naturalDIY #naturalbeauty #essentialoilDIY #essentialoilgifts #DIYgifts

 

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Here’s the floral bath salt recipe one more time

click here for a free printable of the recipe

step 1:  add the following to a large glass bowl and then mix well

1 cup coarse Himalayan salt

1 cup Epsom salt

2 cups coarse Dead Sea salt

1/2 cup baking soda

step 2:  In a small glass bowl, mix 2 tablespoons apricot kernel oil with 25 drops of essential oil.  Then add the oil and essential oil blend to the large bowl with the salts, and mix well.

(suggestions for essential oils are in step 6 above)

step 3:  add 1/2 cup dried flowers and mix well (suggestions for dried flowers are in step 8 above)

DIY floral bath salts -- a great source of minerals and trace elements, and help remove toxins from your skin. Plus depending on the essential oils you choose to use, they can help calm, improve sleep, reduce inflammation, ease achy muscles, lessen anxious feelings, improve circulation, and soothe dry, irritated skin. #essentialoils #essentialoilrecipes #bathsalts #naturalDIY #naturalbeauty #essentialoilDIY #essentialoilgifts #DIYgifts

 

How to use floral bath salts

  • Depending on the size of your tub, use about 1/4 to 1/2 cup of this salt blend per bath.
  • You can add the bath salts directly to the bathtub if you like.¬† It is beautiful to see all of the flowers floating on top of the water.¬† However, you’ll want to gather up all the flowers and discard them before draining the bath water.¬† You don’t want to risk the flowers clogging your drain.
  • Alternatively, you can put the floral bath salts in a cotton muslin bag (like this) and then hang the muslin bag from the water spout so that the hot water hits the bag as it fills the tub.¬† The salts, essential oils and flowers will dissolve and impart their therapeutic properties to the water.¬† After the tub fills, you can also add the bag to the tub water.¬† (note: the bags are reusable.¬† simply launder the bags in between uses.)
  • When you’re done with your bath, be careful getting out of the tub.¬†¬†The apricot kernel oil¬†can make the tub a bit slippery.
  • Pat your skin dry with soft, absorbent towel ¬†(don’t rub)
  • Want an extra dose of moisture?¬† finish your bath by putting on a bit of my luxurious whipped body butter.¬† It’s the softest, silkiest body butter I’ve ever tried.¬† Get the recipe here

 

DIY floral bath salts -- a great source of minerals and trace elements, and help remove toxins from your skin. Plus depending on the essential oils you choose to use, they can help calm, improve sleep, reduce inflammation, ease achy muscles, lessen anxious feelings, improve circulation, and soothe dry, irritated skin. #essentialoils #essentialoilrecipes #bathsalts #naturalDIY #naturalbeauty #essentialoilDIY #essentialoilgifts #DIYgifts

 

Where to get supplies?

coarse Himalayan salt (I get mine here)

Epsom salt (find my favorite here)

coarse Dead Sea salt (click here for what I use)

baking soda РI get a giant bag at Costco or you can also get in baking aisle in grocery store, Walmart, or Target

dried flowers (click here for the set I use)

apricot kernel oil¬†(look for one like this that’s organic and cold pressed)

cotton muslin bags (these are the ones I use)

wooden scoops (click here for the ones I use)

 

click here for a free printable of the recipe

DIY floral bath salts -- a great source of minerals and trace elements, and help remove toxins from your skin. Plus depending on the essential oils you choose to use, they can help calm, improve sleep, reduce inflammation, ease achy muscles, lessen anxious feelings, improve circulation, and soothe dry, irritated skin. #essentialoils #essentialoilrecipes #bathsalts #naturalDIY #naturalbeauty #essentialoilDIY #essentialoilgifts #DIYgifts

 

here are a few other essential oil posts that I think you’ll like:

DIY lavender, oatmeal & milk bath soak for dry skin

essential oil bath melts for luxuriously well-moisturized skin

bubbling bath salts {made with essential oils}

sea breeze bath bombs

soft & silky body butter with essential oils

essential oil face wash for your skin type

super rich & creamy dry hand lotion

DIY Face serum with essential oils for your skin type (dry, mature, sensitive, acne, oily, normal)

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DIY floral bath salts -- a great source of minerals and trace elements, and help remove toxins from your skin. Plus depending on the essential oils you choose to use, they can help calm, improve sleep, reduce inflammation, ease achy muscles, lessen anxious feelings, improve circulation, and soothe dry, irritated skin. #essentialoils #essentialoilrecipes #bathsalts #naturalDIY #naturalbeauty #essentialoilDIY #essentialoilgifts #DIYgifts

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  1. Teddi December 3, 2017 at 1:22 pm - Reply

    Hi, I’ve been reading your blog & on Facebook. Which essential oils do you like to use? I’ve used a few different brands.

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