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Two Aromatherapy Bath Salt Recipes

 two aromatherapy bath salt recipes

An Aromatherapy bath can be a relaxing luxury. It can also be a deeply therapeutic experience.

I like to create different “kinds” of baths by using different Aromatherapy bath salts. When I need something to help me relax, I make a blend with comforting essential oils. I blend at a low dilution, usually around 1%. 

But let’s say you have over-extended yourself during the day—maybe by hiking a little farther than you planned. Your muscles will probably start to complain that evening. Then it’s time to fill up the tub and add some therapeutic bath salts! You can use essential oils that help muscles release tension.

Here are two Aromatherapy bath salt blends you can try: one for relaxation, and one for sore muscles.

They’re both 2 oz (60 ml) blends, which is enough for a single bath. If you like your blend, you can multiply the recipe and make a larger amount.

Relaxation Bath Salt

    • 2 oz (56 gm) pink Himalayan salt
    • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) castile soap 
    • 3 drops Frankincense (Boswellia carterii)
    • 1 drop Neroli (Citrus aurantium var. amara)
    • 1 drop Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis)

Sore Muscles Bath Salt

    • 2 oz (56 gm) pink Himalayan salt
    • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) castile soap
    • 2 drops Frankincense (Boswellia carterii)
    • 2 drops Spike Lavender (Lavandula latifolia)
    • 1 drop Black Spruce (Picea mariana)

For each recipe, just add your pink salt to a 2 oz (60 ml) glass jar, then pour in your tablespoon of castile soap. Drop your essential oils into your blend. You can stir gently with a glass stirring rod or the end of a spoon. Add the salt to your bath after the tub is full of water. Then relax!

If you make more than enough for one use, I recommend making a fresh jar every few weeks.

Aromatherapy bath salts can also help when you’ve got a cold or flu. The warm water and essential oils are so soothing to body aches, and inhaling the oils with the warm air can help to reduce mucus and open your sinuses.

You can learn recipes to help prevent colds and flu in my three-hour video class, “How to Protect Your Family from Colds and Flu.” The oils and dilutions we use for colds and flu are different—and there are different blending guidelines for children and adults. This class is a great way to learn all the ins-and-outs if you don’t have a lot of time . . . and you can rewatch it every year!

Enjoy your bath salts!

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Founder at Aromahead Institute
Andrea Butje is an internationally-recognized Aromatherapist who has changed the educational paradigm through her inspired approach to teaching essential oils and Aromatherapy Certification. Check out her book, The Heart of Aromatherapy, at Aromatics International!

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