Tuesday, May 19, 2015

DIY Essential Oil Bath Salts.


I love essential oils.  And I love bath stuff from Lush.  My friend Katie does too.  We often buy each other bath bombs and other goodies from Lush.  But for her birthday this year, I decided to try to do my own with my doTERRA oils (click here or contact me if you want to try some)!  Of course, I turned to pinterest for inspiration, and I found lots of tutorials.  But I ended up blending a few of them together to get what I really wanted. 

I decided to make three different "flavors" of salts.  Lavender for relaxation, Balance for calming and de-stressing, and the Citrus Bliss just because I know it's her favorite scent.  Citrus Bliss is invigorating and uplifting, and it smells heavenly!

INGREDIENTS:

3 parts epsom salts
2 parts baking soda
1 part citric acid
Food color to your preference (optional)
Essential oils of your choice

DIRECTIONS:

In a large (completely dry) glass bowl, mix the salts, essential oils, and food coloring with a whisk until combined. You'll likely have to stir for a while to break up the clumps of food coloring, but they'll eventually mix in well.  

A few tips that I learned:  1) Make sure you use enough food coloring at this stage where your salts are pretty saturated with color.  You still have white ingredients to add to this that will make the mixture a lot lighter.  And 2) a little essential oil goes a long way.  I used 1c. salts, 2/3c. baking soda, and 1/3c. citric acid, and five or six drops of oil was plenty.

Add in baking soda and whisk again to combine well.  Then whisk in the citric acid last until it's all blended and clump-free.

Store in airtight, glass containers (essential oils and plastic do not go well together).

And enjoy!  You can use just a few tablespoons for a fun, fizzy bath.  Or if you want more of a detox bath, use about a cup of the salts.  

Let me know if you try it and what you think!

11 comments:

  1. So maybe I should make some of these for a crusty old AC guy. He is so much more the bath person than I am. I keep meaning to check out your essential oil site but I just have no clue what to do with them.

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  2. Do you by chance have any oils that smell like sawdust that I can wear as a cologne? I'm definitely interested in that.

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