DIY Recipes: Bath Salt Soaks

When talking bath soaks, our first suggestion is to check out the amazing options we already offer with high quality Dead Sea Salt crystals and relieving essential oil formulas. But we understand, maybe you want to try a different combination of essential oils (EO), or maybe you just like making your own small batch for that super special occasion. In this post, we’ll look at some easy recipes you can make at home with PURELY™ essential oils to turn that tub into a luxurious, spa experience.

Do it yourself bath soak recipes, DIY, also available PURELY premade formulas with Dead Sea Salt, Pink Himalayan Salt, and Hawaiian Black Lava Salt

Bath Soak Base

All of the recipes on today’s post start with the same base. We’re also focusing on a single batch for just one bath so it’s simple to mix right before you hop in to soak. If you make large or multiple batches that are not going to be used immediately, make sure you store your bath soak in an airtight container so that moisture and evaporation don’t ruin it. The base that we are going to add essential oils to is two parts.

  • 1/2 cup of Epsom salt
  • 1 teaspoon Fractionated Coconut Oil

We’re going to aim for a 1% saturation of essential oils, so that means 24 total drops of EO according to our dilution chart. Since the entire body is going to be exposed to essential oils, it’s important to start low and test for sensitivity before increasing saturation. Adjust down by half – to 12 drops of EO – if you will be using this bath soak for children over the age of six, elderly adults, and people with sensitive skin.


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Sleepy Time

Get ready for bed by calming your mind and body so that you get healthy, restful sleep. You’ll feel the stress melt away and be ready for a new day tomorrow.

  • 12 drops Lavender
  • 12 drops Roman Chamomile

A Breath of Fresh Air

Get lost in the woods with the earthy, evergreen notes of this recipe. Your respiratory system will feel boosted and refreshed while the relaxing, soothing qualities of these essential oils calm your muscles.

  • 12 drops Balsam Fir
  • 12 drops Eucalyptus

Fever Breaker

Feeling under the weather? Fight cold and flu symptoms with this trio of essential oils that purify, improve breathing, and help ease discomfort.

  • 12 drops Peppermint
  • 6 drops Eucalyptus
  • 6 drops Lemon

Love is in the Air

Is it a very special night? Amplify your mood with an edge of energy, extra passion, and enhanced sexual arousal with this combination of floral and spicy essential oils.

  • 18 drops Ylang Ylang
  • 3 drops Patchouli
  • 3 drops Cinnamon Bark

Slim Soak

Shed pounds while you bathe as these three essential oils boost your metabolism and help your digestive system work at peak performance. A relaxing bath and smaller waist line, yes please!

  • 8 drops Coriander
  • 8 drops Lemongrass
  • 8 drops Sweet Fennel

PMS Outta Here

Help balance emotions and find relief from symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and menopause with a dip in this bath of PURELY™ exclusive blends. Combined they bring eleven essential oils to the rescue to soothe away tension and boost healthy hormonal balance.

  • 12 drops Relaxation™ Anti-Stress Blend
  • 12 drops Simmer™ Hormone Blend for Her

Whether you make your own or skip the work and use one of our ready-made bath soaks, you’re in for a revitalizing treat the next time you step in the tub for a soak.

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