How to Make the Easiest, Most Relaxing Bath Salts with Essential Oils

Aren't we all just looking for more ways to calm down and relax? Ways that actually work? So many people swear by meditation, yoga, running and other forms of mindfulness, and I'm sure those things absolutely work for each and every person who says they are THE ANSWER. But for so many others, the key is a long, luxurious bath!

Making your bath a relaxing ritual is so easy to do, and including calming bath salts can make all the difference. Essential oils offer proven therapeutic benefits that can actually help your mind and body relax and feel restored, so add some essential oils to that bath to make it even more beneficial!

Keep in mind that oil and water don’t mix, so the trick to using essential oils in bath salts is to mix the oils in with the salt and a carrier oil, and then add to the bath. This allows the oils to work their magic without just floating on the top of the water. And there are so many beautiful oils that can be used for a relaxing soak, either alone or in combination or blends that you love. Some of my favorite suggestions include Lavender, Serenity, Balance, Eucalyptus, Cedarwood, Roman Chamomile, Rose and Sandalwood.

Lastly, as a Certified Aromatherapist, I must caution against using low-grade essential oils, particularly when using them on your skin and in a bath where you’re soaking them in. It’s important to use high-quality Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG) oils to avoid skin irritations or sensitivity (feel free to ask any questions in the comments below).

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1 cup Epsom salt

¼ cup Fractionated Coconut Oil

10 drops essential oil


Add essential oil(s) to salt and stir together

Add ¼ to ½ cup of salt to warm bath

Here’s a little hack I also love: if you’re making a larger batch of bath salts, when you run out of a bottle of oil that you’ve used, like Lavender, you can just toss the empty bottle into the larger bowl or container of bath salts, to allow the excess in the bottle to be absorbed further into the salts.

Let us know what your favorite bath salts are in the comments below! We always love trying new oils and blends!