DIY bath soak from essential oils, bath sea salt, rose
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Quick and Easy DIY Soothing Bath Soak

After a long day of work and chasing toddlers, nothing feels as good as a warm bath. However, a soothing bath soak is a must-try if you want an uber-relaxing bath. And this is why, mommies, we have an easy DIY soothing bath soak that will prepare you for the new day with a recuperated mind and body.

This simple, soothing bath soak is the best way to relax in a warm tub when you combine Epsom salts with real dried flowers and essential oils. Whether you make this for yourself or as a gift for a fellow mom or a hardworking girlfriend who can’t catch a break, one scoop in your bath is all you need to unwind at the end of the day.

Customize it with your favorite scents and enjoy some well-earned ‘me’ time. Making this DIY bath soak will take less time than making your morning cup of coffee; it’s that simple.


  • 1 cup Epsom salt, eucalyptus-scented or unscented
  • 1⁄4 cup baking soda
  • 1 cup rose petals (or any dried flowers of your choice)
  • 4 to 6 drops of relaxation essential oil (premade or custom mix made by a combination of multiple essential oils)


  1. To make the DIY soothing bath soak, mix all ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Transfer to an airtight jar or small container until ready to use. Store the mixture in a cool and dry place, away from moisture, for a long shelf life.
  3. At the time of the bath, scoop about 1⁄4 cup of the soothing bath soak, mix it into a warm bath, and relax in it for 20 to 30 minutes to reap its benefits.

It has been proven that essential oils like eucalyptus, ylang-ylang, rose, lavender, etc., can help promote relaxation. So, you can get these essential oils in individual bottles to make a new scent every time you recreate this DIY project. Alternatively, you can get a pre-mixed relaxation essential oil if you don’t want to go through the hassle every time you prepare this.

Since Epsom salt helps ease body aches, it’s excellent for post-workout baths or foot soaks after a long day of running or standing. However, if you want to make this bath soak for your kids, it is better to consult their pediatrician first to ensure the essential oil or salt doesn’t have any side effects on their sensitive skin.

If your little one is younger than three months, we recommend avoiding using essential oils on or around them altogether. Undiluted essential oils are a no-no as they are pretty harsh, so make sure to dilute them properly. If your munchkin has sensitive skin, eczema, or other chronic skin conditions, essential oils should be avoided as they can aggravate the skin condition.

So, make this DIY soothing bath soak today to relax your mind, body, and soul after a hectic day. Also, do share your experience with us in the comment section below.

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