Essential Oil Bath Soak Recipe

DIY essential oil detox bath soak (young living, plant therapy)

Baths are a much-needed necessity in my weekly schedule.  I am always amazed how much a bath can relax me.  I am always looking for things to add to my bath to make it more relaxing and even more healthful. I almost always add Epsom salts to my baths.  They are one of the best and easiest ways to help boost your magnesium levels, as well as they are a great detoxifier.  And their most well-known property of helping to relieve sore muscles.

For added relaxation, I make this essential oil bath soak recipe.  It includes Epsom salts, sea salt, baking soda, clay and essential oils.  I’ve tweaked this recipe to perfection.  The results, a smooth, silky,  aromatic, detoxifying bath.  This will leave your skin smooth and moisturized.  Just try it!

Ingredients (the majority of my ingredients come from Mountain Rose Herbs)
  • 4 oz Epsom salt (1/2 cup)
  • 1 oz baking soda (1/8 cup)
  • 1 oz sea salt (1/8 cup)
  • 0.5 oz rhassoul clay (about 1+ish tablespoons)
  • 1 tablespoon oil (olive, almond, jojoba etc.)
  • 10-20 drops essential oils

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Measure all ingredients and mix together.  The result will be a grainy texture that will dissolve perfectly in your warm bath.  If you would like a more “sand like” texture you can put your dry ingredients in a food processor or grinder before adding the oils.

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 Essential Oil Options
  • Stress Relief:
    • 10 drops of rose essential oil
    • 10 drops of frankincense essential oil
  • Body Aches
    • 10 drops of lavender essential oil
    • 5 drops of peppermint essential oil
    • 5 drops of citrus essential oil
  • or your favorite blend.
    I love using Stressaway (young living), Bouquet (plant therapy) and Joy (young living).
 Here is some additional information on the benefits of some of these ingredients.
Epsom Salt:  beneficial properties that can soothe the body, mind, and soul. Some of the health benefits include relaxing the nervous system, curing skin problems, soothing back pain and aching limbs, easing muscle strain, healing cuts, treating colds and congestion, and drawing toxins from the body.
 
Sea salt: These pure salt crystals are loaded with health-enhancing minerals.  They help exfoliate dead skin, remove toxins from the skin, clean pores, strengthen skin tissue and stimulate circulation to keep skin looking younger.
 
White or pink Kaolin Clay: one of the mildest of all clays. It can be used on even the most sensitive skin. It does not draw oils from the skin, it can be used on dry skin and is often used in fine face powders. The very fine, naturally absorbent texture gently cleans, exfoliates, and eliminates clogged pores, while improving circulation. These clays are soothing, cleansing, hydrating, detoxifying.   Many clays can help to calm inflammation and help improve circulation.
 Sources:
Chagrin Valley Soap and Salve Company.  Natural Additives. Retrieved January 31, 2017, from http://www.chagrinvalleysoapandsalve.com/idascorner/ingredients/natural-additives/
Saltworks.  Epsom Salt Uses and Benefits. (n.d.). Retrieved January 31, 2017, from https://www.seasalt.com/salt-101/epsom-salt-uses-benefits/
see some of my other essential oil recipes here
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