Relaxing Homemade Bath Salts

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!

Turn your bathroom into a spa with this 2 ingredient recipe for homemade bath salts.

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.

Have you tried making your own bath salts before? What’s your favorite scent?

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