DIY Brisk Bath Salts

Every winter when the air gets dry and the furnace is running full speed our whole family gets stuffy. To help promote healthy breathing we like to soak in a warm or hot bath with some of our favorite essential oils. The best oils for this sort of thing are oils like eucalyptus, tea tree oil, or peppermint. So, I decided to use these oils for a new bath salts recipe.

 Image shows a jar of homemade brisk bath made with essential oils, spilled over a table to show the texture. Text reads "brisk bath for healthy breathing" recipe is from Kids Activities Blog.
Add these bath salts to your next bath and enjoy the lovely scents!

DIY Winter Bath Salts

To make this homemade bath salts recipe, you only need a couple of ingredients that you probably already have at home or can get at any grocery store. If you are looking for a great way to relax your sore muscles, improve the feel of dry skin, help get rid of muscle aches after a busy day, this is the best way!

Feeling the warm water around my skin with my own DIY bath salts is one of my favorite ways to decompress. Try this recipe and we promise your next bath will be amazing.

We also love that this recipe uses fragrance oils – they create a natural scent that smells much better than synthetic fragrances (which helps avoid skin irritations)! You can create your own blend or use the combination of essential oils we wrote below – which happens to be my favorite scent.

And if you love homemade gifts as much as we do, we think it’s a great gift for Mother’s day or any other holiday, just put it in a glass jar or any other air-tight container, decorate it (flower petals would look great!), and give it to family members or friends.

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To make these bath salts you will need:

  • 1 cup of epsom salt
  • 1/4 cup of sea salt
  • 1/4 cup of baking soda
  • 20 drops of essential oil (whichever one you choose to use…some good options are peppermint, tea tree, eucalyptus, or even Thieves oil!)
  • Food coloring (optional)

Directions

Step 1

Mix together the dry ingredients in a large bowl with a fork (leave the drops of essential oil for last)

Step 2

Add the essential oils. You can add a little bit of blue coloring but that is totally optional. It makes it look more festive if you’re giving it as a lovely homemade gift.

Step 3

Transfer it into mason jars & decorate!

Notes:

A great addition is adding some drops lemon essential oil as they complement peppermint and tea tree very well, as well as sweet orange essential oil.

Yield: 1

DIY Brisk Bath Salts

Make your own DIY brisk bath salts to support healthy breathing during the winter months.

Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $10

Materials

  • 1 cup of epsom salt
  • 1/4 cup of sea salt
  • 1/4 cup of baking soda
  • 20 drops of essential oil (whichever one you choose to use…some good options are peppermint, tea tree, eucalyptus, or even Thieves oil!)
  • Food coloring (optional)

Tools

  • large bowl
  • fork

Instructions

  1. Mix together the dry ingredients in a large bowl with a fork (leave the drops of essential oil for last)
  2. Add the essential oils. You can add a little bit of blue coloring but that is totally optional. It makes it look more festive if you’re giving it as a lovely homemade gift.
  3. Transfer it into mason jars & decorate.

Notes

A great addition is adding some drops lemon essential oil as they complement peppermint and tea tree very well, as well as sweet orange essential oil.

Image shows a jar of homemade brisk bath made with essential oils. Text reads "winter brisk bath salts" recipe is from Kids Activities Blog.
These bath salts are perfect for winter.

When you take a bath just add 2 tablespoons of the salt mixture into the water – more if you’re using a larger jacuzzi tub. The vapors you’ll be breathing in from the water will feel so good – your bath will reach a whole new level. If you store it properly, the smells will last a long time.

Image shows a jar of homemade brisk bath made with essential oils. Recipe is from Kids Activities Blog.
This recipe supports healthy breathing.

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Did you try this bath salts? Which essential oils did you use?