Frugal Homemade Bath Salts

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Today for #SpoilYourselfSunday, we want you to treat yourself to a long, hot bath to decompress and revitalize. And what better addition to a bath than homemade bath salts? We’re sharing this DIY bath salts recipe from Martha Stewart with a few of our own twists:

  1. Combine 6 parts coarse sea salt, 3 parts Epsom salts, and 1 part baking soda in a large bowl or plastic bag. To help slough off dead skin, you can exchange half or all of the sea salt for powdered milk.
  2. Add 5-10 drops of your essential oils; I love grapefruit or tangerine for an energizing bath, or try lavender for a soothing bath. No EOs on hand? No worries! Reach into your kitchen cupboard for vanilla, almond, or peppermint extract and add a teaspoon or so until you reach the desired scent.
  3. Drop in some color (if you like): for a citrus blend, mix in some red and yellow food coloring; for lavender, put in some purple or a red-blue combo; for peppermint a fun green color would be nice!
  4. Mix it all together in a bowl, but it’s a lot easier (and more entertaining) to shake it up in a large, well-sealed plastic bag. And that’s it! Pour your custom mixture into hot bath water, or funnel into a pretty glass jar to give as a gift!

If your DIY bath salts switch has been flipped on full-force, try some of these soothing bath salts recipes and let us know how it goes!

What’s your favorite relaxing bath addition? Ever made your own bath salts? Leave us a comment on social media using the hashtag #SpoilYourselfSunday!


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