How to make a bath with essential oils

A warm and soothing bath is one of life's little pleasures that we like to afford. After a long day, a nice warm bath can be just what you need, and by adding nourishing aromatherapy bath salts you can make bathing even more pleasant and beneficial.

How can an aromatherapy bath help you?

Reduces stress and promotes relaxation: We all already know that a warm bath can help us relax, but by adding bath salts with soothing essential oils like lavender, you'll get a double benefit.

Relieves muscle aches and pains: A sore body will love a soothing bath, as bath salts ease discomfort. Peppermint, rosemary or eucalyptus globulus are oils that will help relieve muscle pain.

Improves skin hydration: Bath salts not only soften the skin, but with added oils, you will get well-hydrated skin. The ideal combination for dry skin is nourishing lavender and jojoba oil.

Eases sinuses and respiratory system: Steam from a warm bath along with essential oil can open the airways and provide relief. The oils that will help you in this are eucalyptus, tea tree and lavender.

Improves sleep: For a perfect feeling of relaxation before bed, as well as a good night's sleep, lavender bath salts will help you.

How to make it?

Necessary bath salt ingredients:

1/2 cup salt of your choice (Epsom salt, pink Himalayan salt or sea salt)
2 tablespoons of base oil of your choice (jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, etc.)
6-8 drops of essential oils of your choice

Epsom salt, pink Himalayan salt, and dead sea salt are among the best choices. Salts also come in different grains such as fine, medium and coarse textures, so keep that in mind when shopping.

Step 1: Put 1/2 cup of the desired salt in the desired container.
Step 2: Mix 2 tablespoons of the desired base oil (like jojoba or sweet almond oil).
Step 3: Add 6-8 drops of essential oils of your choice to the container
Step 4: Mix all the ingredients with a spoon.
Step 5: Optionally, add dried herbs, flower petals and/or color.

Transfer to a jar until ready to use or if you plan to give as a gift.

How to use it?

First of all, fill the bathtub with warm water that is comfortable to get into.

Before you get in, add bath salts to the water and stir by hand to mix. For a regular sized bath, use 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup of bath salts. Soak in the bath for about 15-20 minutes.

These recipes make about 1/2 cup, you can double or triple the recipes and save them for future baths if you like the mix or gift them to someone.


A bath that nourishes and hydrates the skin. Brings peace to the body and mind.

1/2 cup of salt
2 tablespoons of jojoba oil
8 drops of lavender essential oil


To alleviate problems with the respiratory tract and sinuses. The aromatherapy steam created by the heat of the water can make breathing easier and clear the airways.

1/2 cup of salt
2 tablespoons of jojoba oil
8 drops of lavender essential oil


A refreshing mixture for morning bathing. Citrus and the scent of peppermint combined with lavender will wake you up and prepare you for the new day.

1/2 cup of salt
2 tablespoons of sweet almond oil
3 drops of orange essential oil
2 drops of peppermint essential oil
2 drops of lavender essential oil

Base oils

Base oils nourish and moisturize the skin, leaving it soft and silky. Which oil you choose will depend on your skin type as well as your personal preferences


These quick and easy bath recipes are an easy way to turn bath time into your own little at-home spa treatment and nourish your skin and mind.

You can start by adding one essential oil or a combination of two or three to your bath salts. Be careful if you have little ones and always keep them out of reach.

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