Unwind with this super easy (just 3 steps!) homemade epsom salt bath soak recipe. Tip: This also makes a fantastic DIY gift.
Homemade Epsom Salt Bath Soak: Lavender & Chamomile Bath Soak
Some days just demand a little pampering and indulgence, you know what I mean? Maybe you pulled a muscle at the gym, got a huge project with a tight deadline dumped on you at work, or spent hours fighting with a cranky picky eater… regardless, some days just aren’t all that great.
Luckily, there’s a frugal and fabulous way you can unwind, both physically and mentally, in just 30 minutes. The answer is this homemade epsom salt bath soak recipe complete with lavender and chamomile essential oils.
Making this homemade epsom salt bath soak will only take a few minutes. In fact, there’s just 3 simple steps. In addition to coming together in a snap, this homemade epsom salt bath soak is very effective. Seriously, you’ll think you’re at a spa! This homemade epsom salt bath soak is chock full of good-for-you ingredients including:
Epsom salt – It wouldn’t be a homemade epsom salt bath soak without epsom salt, right? 😉 When dissolved in water, this ingredient releases magnesium and sulfate irons, which can be absorbed through the skin. Adequate magnesium levels are necessary for proper sleep and stress management. Plus, epsom salt may help relieve muscle soreness, pain (such as arthritis pain), and even swelling.
Coconut oil – This is an ingredient you’ll find in many DIY bath and beauty recipes including this homemade epsom salt bath soak. That’s because it’s a natural moisturizer that also contains vitamin E, which plays an important role in skin repair including preventing signs of premature aging such as wrinkles.
Lavender essential oil – The lavender essential oil in this homemade epsom salt bath soak can benefit both your physical and mental well being. It possesses anti-inflammatory properties to help reduce swelling, redness, and itchiness. Furthermore, the scent of lavender is thought to promote relaxation and sleep.
Chamomile essential oil – While not a super common essential oil in bath and beauty products, chamomile essential oil is an important addition to this homemade epsom salt bath soak recipe. Like lavender essential oil, chamomile has physical and mental benefits. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties that will help sooth irritated skin. The scent of chamomile essential oil is also thought to help with depression and anxiety. According to Dr. Axe, “… an aromatherapy essential oil blend including lavender, Roman chamomile and neroli reduced anxiety levels in patients in an intensive care unit. The aromatherapy treatment effectively reduced the anxiety levels and improved the sleep quality of patients in ICU compared to conventional nursing intervention.”
Tip: Pair this homemade epsom salt bath soak with this chamomile and lavender body moisturizer.
1. Add coconut oil to a heat safe dish and microwave for 20-30 seconds to soften it.
2. Add all ingredients to a large bowl and mix well.
3. Transfer homemade epsom salt bath soak to a jar with a tight fitting lid.
1. Pour 1/2 cup to 1 cup of homemade epsom salt bath soak under warm running water.
2. Soak for at least 30 minutes to experience full benefits.
Tip: While enjoying your homemade epsom salt bath soak, consider pampering your face with one of these 5 DIY face mask and/or your hair with this avocado and honey mask.
While this homemade epsom salt bath soak is awesome, if you have other health issues, you may want to consider a different bath product. Here are some of my favs!
- Oatmeal bath soak – Great for soothing dry/itchy skin, sunburn, eczema, poison ivy, or other skin conditions.
- Peppermint bath bombs – Great for relieving pain (such as muscle soreness), improving focus, and boosting energy.
- Customizable bath fizzies – You can customize this recipe with any essential oil! Regardless of what you choose, the coconut oil in this recipe is sure to moisturize your skin.
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