There are times when life as a single mom is more than I can handle. There are also times when homeschool burnout gets the best of me and leaves me fried and exhausted. One thing that I am learning is that it is important to take time out for myself. As moms we have to remember to put on our own oxygen masks first right?
I don’t have a lot of money to spend on spa days or supplies from the bath and beauty store. But I decided not to let that stop me from having a spa night once a week. I’ve been using this homemade bath salts recipe for over a year and I really love it. Best of all it only requires 2 ingredients!
Recipe for Homemade Bath Salts
If you are ready to turn your bathroom into your own personal spa here’s the few ingredients that you’ll need:
- baking soda
- Epsom Salt
- Essential Oils (optional): I like to use lavender, Valor, Peace and Calming, Joy, Thieves, and Stress Relief
Layer the baking soda and Epsom salt in your container. I use one cup of Epsom Salt and half a cup of baking soda. I add in 10 drops of essential oils to mine but that is completely optional. The Epsom Salt works as a natural detox and muscle relaxer and baking soda leaves my skin nice and soft. If you want a little extra kick add a cup of apple cider vinegar.
When you are ready for your bath, grab a cup of your homemade bath salts and add it to your warm bath water. Be sure to drink lots of water while you soak in the tub and after. Grab a good book, your favorite tunes and a bath pillow and relax mom . . . you deserve it! You could also use this in a foot spa for a relaxing pedicure at home.
I keep my bath salts in a glass jar . It looks just as pretty as those fancy bath salts that you can get at the store but it’s not where near the cost and I get to pick my favorite scents. Plus it’s so easy to make that your kids can help or do on their own. My boys helped me with my last batch. I thinking of making some as gifts for some of my girlfriends.