Enjoy a soothing spa experience in your own home and relax your body and mind with this easy DIY chamomile bath salt.
After a busy work week I like to take some time to decompress, whether that means taking a long walk, doing some yoga routine, or getting a nice spa treatment. Taking a warm bath also does the trick whenever I am in need of some relaxation and downtime. So how do you create a rejuvenating spa experience in the comfort of your own home? Easy. Just raid your kitchen pantry!
I make my own bath salts using ingredients you can easily pick up at the grocery store or pharmacy. To a mix of Epsom salt, sea salt and baking soda, I add a few drops of 100% pure aromatherapy essential oils from Nature’s Bounty® Earthly Elements™ in chamomile. I selected this scent because the fragrance is so calming and soothing — exactly what I need to decompress after a busy day.
After about fifteen minutes in this salt bath makes me feel like I’ve been whisked away to a luxurious spa. Not only does the fragrance help me relax, the bath provides soothing relief from stress, sore muscles, and stiffness.
Aromatherapy can have a variety of benefits. Each essential oil has its own unique aroma, effect and “personality” so make sure you choose a scent you enjoy. Play around with different scent combinations for different aromatic benefits to create a custom blend that you like.
- 2 cups Epsom salt
- 1 cup coarse sea salt
- ½ cup baking soda
- 20-30 drops chamomile essential oil
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together Epsom salt, sea salt, and essential oil until well blended. Store in an airtight container until ready to use.
- To use, add about ½ cup of bath salt per tubful of warm running water.
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Do you use essential oils? What is your favorite scent or blend?
This post has been sponsored by Nature’s Bounty®. All opinions are my own.