This is such a simple, inexpensive yet special way to make a fantastic DIY holiday gift for teachers, friends, or anyone on your holiday list. Give them not one or two, but three different essential oil bath salts to choose from. When you give essential oil bath salts as a gift, you are giving someone an aromatherapy session in the comfort of his or her own bathroom!
Here is the easy DIY bath salts trio that I am giving as gifts this year. There are affiliate links to some of the items used in case you want to order them for yourself.
First I picked up small glass 8 1/2 ounce canning jars from Quattro Stagioini, but any small glass jars will do.
Ingredients: All of the salts contain a 3:1 ratio of Epsom salts and Baking Soda. Get a brand that is as pure as possible. (My preference for the baking soda is Bob’s Red Mill.)
Directions: Put 3/4 cup of Epsom Salts in the jar. Put 1/4 of baking soda in the jar. Add essential oils and any additional ingredients of your preference. Shake until well blended. Package them up and give them as a fantastic DIY holiday gift set!
Here are my three favorite essential oil bath salts:
Lavender Vanilla Bath Salts
While many people love the scent of lavender, it is a bit too potent for me on its own, so I add a touch of vanilla to the mixture. Lavender is soothing and relaxing, making it a perfect bath salt for unwinding from a stressful day.
10 drops of lavender essential oil
1/2 teaspoon of pure organic vanilla
Eucalyptus Chamomile Bath Salts
Eucalyptus essential oil can be used for supporting tired muscles after exercise. It too has a strong scent, and while I personally love it, adding another scent to the mixture is helpful to offset its potency. I use chamomile essential oil, because it can support the body’s response to irritation, injury or inflammation. This bath salt is terrific for those days when your body just needs a break.
7 drops of Eucalyptus Globulus
3 drops of Chamomile
Sandalwood Geranium Bath Salts
This combination has a slightly more tropical flare. Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood essential oil has a rich, sweet, warm, and woody aroma that is sensual and romantic. It can be helpful for the skin due to its normalizing and moisturizing properties, making it a perfect oil to add to a bath salt! Since I like to use more than one oil, I blend this bath salt with geranium, as geranium also has skin supporting properties, and the two scents blend nicely.
7 drops of Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood
3 drops of Geranium
Another ingredient that you can add to your bath salts is green tea, which can be supportive for detoxing the body. Simply cut open a bag of organic green tea, place it in your mixture and shake it up so that it is blended well. Of the three options above, I would be most likely to add it to the lavender vanilla bath salts blend.
Of course, you can alter the amounts of essential oils too based on your own preferences. Happy blending!
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Looking for other essential oil holiday gifts? You might like some of these:
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