DIY Valentine Gifts with Essential Oils: Bath Salts

Making DIY Valentine gifts like homemade bath salts shows thoughtfulness and effort, making them a memorable gift sure to be appreciated. If you’re looking for a heartfelt Valentine’s Day this year, why not try making some opulent bath salts the object of your affection is sure to adore?

This DIY Valentine gift idea will help you create the perfect present for your special someone. Bath salts are not only inexpensive, but easy to make in your own home with simple ingredients. Valentine’s Day is the perfect occasion to show your love, and what better way to do it than by giving a handmade gift?

Bath Salts Benefits

Epsom salt, also known as magnesium sulfate, is often used in bath salts. When dissolved in warm water, the magnesium can be absorbed through the skin and provide a variety of benefits. Some potential benefits of using Epsom salt in a bath include:

Relaxation

The warm water and the Epsom salt can help to relax the muscles and ease tension, which can help to promote overall relaxation.

Soothing Sore Muscles

Epsom salt can help to ease pain and soreness in the muscles and joints, making it a popular choice for athletes and people with chronic pain conditions.

Improving Skin Health

Epsom salt can help to exfoliate the skin, remove dead skin cells, and leave the skin feeling soft and smooth.

Reducing Stress

Taking a warm bath with Epsom salt can help to relax the body and mind, which can help to reduce stress levels.

Improving Sleep

The relaxation and stress-reducing effects of an Epsom salt bath can also help to improve sleep.

It is important to note that, most of these benefits are anecdotal and should be taken with grain of salt. If you have any medical conditions or concerns, it’s best to consult with your doctor before using Epsom salt in your bath.

Essential Oils

Now that we know about the benefits of Epsom salts, let’s take a look at some of the many essential oils that can be used in bath salts to add even more benefits. Some popular essential oils to include in bath salts include:

Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender essential oil is known for its calming and relaxing properties. It can help to ease tension, reduce stress and promote relaxation.

Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Eucalyptus essential oil is known for its refreshing and invigorating properties. It can help to clear the mind and ease respiratory issues.

Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint essential oil is known for its energizing and invigorating properties. It can help to ease muscle and joint pain, as well as provide a refreshing sensation.

Tea Tree Essential Oil

Tea tree oil has known antiseptic and antimicrobial properties, so can be added for its cleansing and purifying properties.

Ylang-ylang Essential Oil

Ylang-ylang is known for its calming and relaxing properties, it can help to reduce stress and promote a sense of well-being.

Rose Essential Oil

Rose essential oil is known for its skin-loving properties and can help to soothe and moisturize dry skin.

It’s important to use pure essential oils in their recommended quantity to avoid any irritation or allergic reactions.

DIY Valentine Gifts – Bath Salts Recipe

Take your bath time to the next level with this herbal bath salt recipe. Made with a combination of Epsom salt, coarse sea salt, coconut oil, and essential oils, this recipe creates a relaxing and rejuvenating bath experience. This recipe makes 4 cups of bath salts.

Dr Teal's Pure Epsom Salt Soaking Solution Coconut Oil
Epsom Salt Soaking Solution w/ Coconut Oil

Ingredients:

8 oz Glass Jar with Wooden Spoon
Glass Jar with Wooden Spoon

Instructions:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the Epsom salt, sea salt, baking soda, and herbal flowers.
  2. Mix well.
  3. If desired, add in the essential oils, and mix vigorously until the oils are well dispersed into the salts.
  4. Store the bath salts in an airtight container, glass jar, or mason jar.

Notes:

  • To use, scoop 1 cup of bath salts into a hot bath and enjoy a good soak.
  • This homemade bath salts recipe has a shelf life of 1 year.

FAQ

Q: What can I add to my Epsom salt bath for sore muscles?

You can add a few drops of arnica oil to your Epsom salt bath to help soothe sore muscles. It’s important to note that Arnica should not be used on broken skin or taken internally, and if you have any allergies or sensitivities, be sure to test a small amount of arnica first before using it in a bath.



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Comments

    • Whitney Stewart
    • January 15, 2023
    Reply

    I was needing some extra ideas for self care products, so thank you for sharing this! They all sound awesome!

    1. Reply

      Yes, this would make a great self-care product. Thanks for commenting!

    • Debbie
    • January 15, 2023
    Reply

    I love a good bath, especially in the cold winter months like February. These Valentines Day gifts are perfect for a gift or just some self care. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Reply

      Yes, they do make February a nicer month 🙂 Thanks for commenting!

  1. Reply

    Bath salts and oils are not things I use much. But I can see how this would make a great gift for the Valentine’s Day holiday.

    1. Reply

      Thanks for commenting!

  2. Reply

    thank you for this! i think bath salts are a wonderful valentine gift, they are just so soothing

    1. Reply

      Yes, very soothing. Thanks for commenting!

    • Olga
    • January 16, 2023
    Reply

    I always give Epsom salt to my husband for Christmas. I like your ideas, and Ill try to make DIY salt for Valentine’s day. The husband will be thrilled!

  3. Reply

    Hhhhmmmm…alright then. I will be making the eucalyptus and the lavender bath salts! Thanks for sharing these pointers.

    • Kat
    • January 16, 2023
    Reply

    Bath salts are an amazing idea to gift your partner or friend especially on valentine’s day! Being a DIY product will definitely give it a special touch.

    • Ebony
    • January 17, 2023
    Reply

    I love bath salts! I’ve even made some of my own and they are the best! I will give your recipe a try. It seems like it’s going to smell amazing!!

  4. Reply

    It’s always a nice surprise when one of the hotels you’re staying in gives you bath salts. It’s not something you necessarily expect.

  5. Reply

    Great gifts and since it’s coming so fast. Definitely will try to give my partner something from these gifts.

    • Kristy Bullard
    • January 22, 2023
    Reply

    I love Bath Salts! The ones with Lavender are my favorite. If I take a bath with these before bed, I sleep so much better!

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