I’ve always been a HUGE fan of baths… and the whole pretend-spa-at-home thing! I love setting aside a little “me time” in the form of a face mask, a hot bath and maybe a glass of wine? Today I’m excited to teach you a really simple recipe for an epsom salt bath soak.
When I started “cleaning up” my beauty (and household products) routine last year, it took time. Like, A LOT of time. I am still replacing products one at a time. I use the Think Dirty app to check how clean the products are that I see at the store (you can scan barcodes, which is nice), and I also use it to look up individual ingredients when I make my own recipes.
Anyway! This is a replacement for the popular epsom salt bath soak I used to buy, which was loaded with artificial fragrances.
I like this recipe because there are SO few ingredients, and it smells incredible. I made two versions of scents, just for fun.
-Epsom salt (I got this giant bag. Be sure to get a brand where the only ingredient is Epsom salt.)
-baking soda (aluminum free)
-essential oils for scent (I used lavender, peppermint, white fir, lemon and melaleuca (aka tea tree oil)
-glass or plastic containers (different sizes available here)
-cute measuring cups or scoops for each jar
Mix 4 cups epsom salt, 2 cups baking soda and 30 drops essential oils.
For my first batch, I used 20 drops lavender and 10 drops peppermint. It’s just the right amount of both and super refreshing! For the second batch, I mixed 10 drops each white fir, lemon and melaleuca. It smells super fresh and clean.
Pour each batch into a jar, add a cute measuring cup, and it’s done. Easy peasy!
If you know me at all, you know I LOVE LABELING THINGS.
For this set I used paint in colors that somewhat represented the fragrances to me. I just painted straight onto the jar with acrylic paint.
Later on, when I want to repurpose this jar, it will scrub right off!
I wasted no time. I took a bath like 30 minutes after I took this photo…. Haha!
These jars make amazing gifts too…. just replace it with a screw-top jar and add a cute ribbon.
Credits//Author and Photography: Elsie Larson. Photos edited with the NEW A Beautiful Mess actions.