Homemade bath salts are an easy way for me to pamper myself. Not only are they inexpensive, but they are easy to make. I love these Lemon Lime Homemade Bath Salts with a refreshing citrus scent for really helping me to wake up and feel energized.
Do you know that there are tons of amazing benefits to using homemade bath salts? Since most feature Epsom salt as a base, you are automatically getting the wonderful benefits they bring – like increased magnesium which can help reduce headaches! Add in some aromatherapy essential oils and you are boosting your mood and helping your body feel relaxed and ready to face anything.
Lemon Lime Homemade Bath Salts
While I always recommend being safe in your bathroom by using plastic instead of glass, when it comes to items using citrus-based essential oils I prefer a glass jar if storing for long at a time. Sometimes essential oils can break down plastics, but this isn't a concern when storing for short time periods.
- 2 cups Epson salts
- 1/4 cup baking soda
- 1/4 cup coarse sea salt
- 8-10 drops lemon essential oil
- 8-10 drops lime essential oil
- 1 Tablespoon lemon zest
- 1 Tablespoon lime zest
In a medium bowl, mix together salts and baking soda until well blended. I prefer using a whisk for this, but you can use any spoon.
Add both essential oils and fruit zests to this homemade bath salts recipe and stir for 1-2 minutes to fully incorporate. The citrus smell is so bright and fresh. You'll love this! You may even be inspired to make a homemade lemonade or limemade to sip while soaking!
Transfer to an airtight container and store up to 6 months. If storing for extended periods of time, use a glass container.
Directions For Use:
- Add 1/4-1/2 cup of the Lemon Lime Homemade Bath Salts to your warm bath water.
- Sit back and soak for at least 30 minutes. Relax and enjoy the crisp, clean, energizing citrus scents of lemon and lime.
This is not just a great homemade bath salts recipe for your own use, but an excellent choice as a special gift or treat for friends and family. In fact, I love using things like this for gifting since I almost always have the ingredients on hand, and can easily spruce them up wth a few special embellishments to make them look pretty.
I use these cute storage containers, some chalkboard labels, and pretty ribbon to make this simple homemade bath salts recipe something beautiful and unique to gift. You can even add directions on a printed card if you prefer!
I often find that a bath is just what I need to really perk me up and give me the energy to get through my to-do list. Using something bright and citrusy like this Lemon Lime Homemade Bath Salts recipe to really energize me for my work ahead is a great choice. Relax in a luxurious soothing bath and enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy and healing Epson salts while you soak.