Whether you’re a fan of bubble baths or epsom salts, this 3 ingredient fizzy bath salts recipe is the best of both worlds.
I don’t know about you, but I’m a huge fan of an evening epsom salt bath. It’s how I unwind after a day with the kids and a hectic work schedule. So, when my friend Melody asked me to come to her yoga retreat and teach a few workshops centered around essential oils and self care, an epsom salt bath was a no brainer.
I wanted something a little more interesting than the basic recipe that everyone already knows, though. And, since I’ve been learning a lot more about essential oil safety, I’ve learned that you actually want an emulsifier .
So, I started brainstorming a safe, fun, and totally themed epsom salt bath recipe that these women would enjoy. The end result was a fizzy bath salt recipe that became such a success, and it was much simpler than I expected! Keep on reading for the full recipe and give them a try yourself!
A Note on Essential Oils and Safety
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First, a quick note on essential oils before we get started. Plant Therapy are my go-to essential oils these days. Yep! If you’ve been around the blog awhile, you probably know I used to strongly recommend Young Living. Long story short, the expense, lack of public testing, and unsafe advice finally drove me away.
I used to think I was paying more for the quality, but it turns out, you can get the exact same (or better) quality for a fraction of the price. Plant Therapy has stringent quality control over their partner farms, a huge selection of clearly marked KidSafe oils, aromatherapists on staff, and they post their testing results publicly.
The best part is that you can go right to their website and order what you want from them instead of going through a rep. Just like ordering on Amazon! Check them out here and experience some amazing oils at a super low price!
Since I left Young Living and started researching essential oil safety advice from other sources, I’ve learned that I did a lot of things wrong for a long time. One of the things I used to do is dump a handful of epsom salts and a few drops of oil directly into my bath. Luckily, I never got hurt, but I’ve since learned that that isn’t a safe practice.
We all know oil and water don’t mix. I thought adding the Espsom Salts was enough, but it turns out that once those dissolve, they don’t bind to the oil. So, you still have oil just sitting in puddles in your bath.
Test to See if You Need an Emulsifier
If you want a visual, take a drop of Blue Tansy or another dark oil, drop it into some epsom salts, and them put those in a glass of water. Spoiler alert: once the salts dissolve, you’ll see little bubbles of color. That’s the oil not mixing with the water.
To avoid this, you need an emulsifier in your recipe. This can be a variety of things, but for this recipe, we’re using an all natural, fragrance free bubble bath. Win-win! You get a safe epsom salt bath, and you get to enjoy some bubbles!
DIY Fizzy Bath Salts Recipe
This fizzy bath salts recipe is perfect to make as a treat for yourself, or to give away as gifts in a cute jar. Check out the recipe below and give them a try!
- 1/2 c Epsom Salts (I like this brand)
- 1-2 tsp of unscented bubble bath (this is the one I found that works awesome)
- Glass jars (these airtight glass jars are so cute and perfect for gift giving!)
- Essential Oils (this kit had some great selections that we used at the retreat!)
- A small mixing bowl and spoon
In your bowl, add your epsom salts and between 2-4 drops of essential oil, depending on how strong you want it.
Add in your bubble bath, starting with 1 tsp. Your salts should be fully coated in the bubble bath, but not totally saturated or swimming in it.
Mix well, and carefully spoon mixture into your jar. Give it a pretty label, and enjoy!
Essential Oil Combinations to Try:
One of my favorite parts of DIYing products is that I get to change up the scents I use as often as I want.
These fizzy bath salts are a great way to mix things up. You can add essential oils for sore muscles, soothing the mind, helping you get ready for sleep…you name it! Experiment and try different things.
My personal favorites for this recipe are:
- Lavender, Orange, and Eucalyptus (caution: any citrus on the skin should be avoided for 12 hours before going out in the sun as it can cause burns)
- Eucalyptus & Spearmint
Make Your Own Fizzy Bath Salts
This DIY bath salt recipe is perfect to make as a treat for yourself, or even as a gift for others. It’s an easy recipe to make in bulk and have ready for a large group of people, too!
With just a few simple ingredients and a pretty jar, you’ve got a great treat for yourself or for your friends!