For dollars less than the store brands, you can soothe your skin and enjoy a quiet moment with homemade bath bombs, salts, and scrubs. Personalize these items to your favorite essential oils and scents, and enjoy bath products that are healthy and beneficial for your skin.
Homemade bath salts, bombs, and scrubs are the perfect way to relax and enjoy a spa-like environment right in your own bath. There are herb, or essential oil, and salt combinations that you can create for just about any situation. And they use ingredients you probably already have at home.
Some ideas for bath scents or diffusing include the following. If you chose to use essential oils in the tub, remember to blend with a carrier oil first to prevent sensitivities:
- Peppermint and eucalyptus for opening stuffed air passages
- Grapefruit essential oil and ginger essential oil for detoxing and weightloss support
- Peppermint essential oil and lavender essential oil for relieving sore muscles and frazzled nerves
- Roses and Milk to ease soothe dry, inflamed skin
- Sweet orange to lift the mood and clean out the grumpies
- Lemon for curbing the munchies
DIY Bath Salts and Scrubs
Create customized bath salts with therapeutic benefits by using this master bath salts recipe to guide your choices. Personalize your bath salt blend for your needs, and the scents you enjoy. Use the guidance of this master bath salt recipe and the ingredients you already have in your DIY cupboard to create a customized bath experience that will leave you feeling restful and whole.
Make Dead Sea Salts Bath Salts Soak revive the stresses and tension of the day with a soak in the tub. These herbs are relaxing and the magnesium in the Dead Sea Salts is easily absorbed, so it will relieve minor aches and pains.
This detox bath salts recipe, made with foraged Douglas fir needles, is rich in health-boosting actions to relieve pain, soothe inflammation, and get you feeling better faster. Make some now to have on hand when you need it during cold and flu season. Fur needles can be foraged at any time of year.
This DIY coffee scrub is rich in minerals, exfoliating and helps to smooth cellulite, soothe varicose veins, and brighten and tighten aging skin. Make it in just 5 minutes.
Coffee scrubs are a folk remedy for varicose veins, cellulite, and age spots. Coffee is rich in antioxidants while the caffeine in coffee tightens capillaries, and brightens the skin. Many folks just use the leftover coffee grounds from their coffee machine and apply them to their skin in the daily shower. It works.
A salt scrub recipe that is filled with the ingredients and fragrance of the Holy Land. Make a batch in less than 5 minutes for DIY gifts, stocking stuffers, and spa gift baskets that are sure to please. Make a batch for yourself so that you can enjoy all the benefits of this natural Dead Sea salt scrub.
A salt scrub is used to soften rough dry skin, cleanse, and stimulate circulation. It’s good to use in the shower to awaken the body. Use it to smooth cuticles and rough, dry skin on the hands and feet too. Use it to scrub the soles of the feet to improve circulation and soften callouses and cracked heels.
DIY Bath Bombs for Soothing Skin
Homemade bath bombs are a fizzy parcel of hydrotherapy in a joyful single serving portion. The dry bath bomb enters the bathtub and immediately erupts in fizzy, foaming delight that is reminiscent of the volcano demonstrations at grade one science fairs. However, the bath bomb is even more wonderful because it explodes with fragrance and herbal goodness.
They can be used like traditional bath bombs or they can be used as shower melts to steam up and clear out your sinuses if a bath is out of the question.
I thought bath bombs would be my defeat. For a few years now I’ve tried to make bath bombs for gifts. I’ve had eternally fizzing messes rather than giftable bombs. I’ve tried changing the recipe, using witch hazel instead of water, Dead Sea Salt instead of Epsom salts, and even omitting the essential oils. But nothing really stopped my bombs from fizzling out prematurely.
See how I finally mastered the secret of the perfect bath bomb.
Use these dandelion bath bombs when you need relief for achy muscles and sore joints. These soothe the achiness with dandelion’s anti-inflammatory powers. Rich in muscle relaxing magnesium, dandelion blossoms come out every spring and are free for the picking throughout most of the world.
Weekend warriors would do well to harvest dandelion for it’s anti-inflammatory, muscle relaxing, analgesic benefits.
Oatmeal and Lavender bath bombs soothe dry itchy skin, reduce inflammation, and reduce the irritation. Use these for insect bites, poison ivy, rashes, and other minor skin irritation that makes it hard to relax. Grab the recipe.
Take luxury to another level with these gold, frankincense, and myrrh bath bombs. With gold mica for sparkle, and the rich aroma of frankincense and myrrh they are relaxing to use and fun to make or gift.
After a stress-filled day, a hot bath can be just the thing to help you relax. Make de-stressing DIY bath bombs and enjoy the escape.
You’re at the end of a stress-filled day. You need an inexpensive escape. Lock the bathroom door, turn on some quiet music, put a beeswax candle or two in a flameproof dish at the side of the bathtub, and turn on the bath water. But before you step into your luxury escape, toss in a DIY Bath Bomb.
Wonder-filled Herbal Baths
Is there anything better than bath salts? You can create healing herbal baths from your garden with these ideas for soaking with fresh herbs. Herbal bath teas use less, or no, salt and can be enjoyed at cooler temperatures. Some of the salts in homemade bath bombs can be irritating, making bath teas a comfortable alternative.
Your skin is your largest organ. Healing herbal baths are a good way to introduce the wonderful power of herbs to your life with common ingredients you already have at home.
Herbal bath tea soothes and cools summer skin rashes, bites, and minor sunburns, while it calms and relaxes. You can make it in minutes from the herbs in your garden. This DIY herbal bath tea project makes a lovely and unique gift for those who could use a little spa time in their hectic schedule. Bring the healing power of herbs to your bathing rituals.
Making homemade bath bombs, salts, and scrubs can save you money and help you meet your goals for both your health and your budget. Turn your daily cleansing rituals into a luxurious spa retreat that you can look forward to every single day, using these inexpensive DIY recipes. When you’ve dabbled in homemade bath salts, scrubs, and bath bombs and you are ready to learn more about the healing benefits of water, My Water Wellness class will teach you how to use your daily bathing rituals for supporting your wellness goals.
Water wellness is the easiest way to make massive improvements in your mood, your energy level, your skin health, and your comfort. And you don’t have to invest hundreds of dollars to visit a fancy spa or travel to exotic places like the Dead Sea, Spain, or Greece. You can make this healthy change at home, using the equipment you already use and the time you already invest.
Learn to use the secrets of water, temperature, and salt to sleep better, have more energy, and restore that healthy glow. Turn your daily water routine into a wellspring of comfort and health with easy to follow recipes and herbal remedies. Learn more.