Bubbling bath salts - Everyday Essentials

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Bubbling bath salts

Plant Therapy DIY Christmas Project


Today we begin with the daily new DIY projects for this Christmas season!

I tried very hard this year to make things simple, but lovely. I know that we are very busy around this time of year – but creating something special for friends and family is good for the soul!

With that in mind, let’s embark on our first days project. This fun bubbly bath is great for children, but just as relaxing for frazzled mommies! Enjoy a warm, soothing bath and let the foamy bubbles whisk away your worries!

Plant Therapy DIY Christmas Foaming & Bubbly Epsom Salt Bath

What you’ll need: 

  • 4 cups epsom salt
  • 3/4 cup Unscented Bubble Bath
  • 2 mL of essential oil {40-45 drops}; I used Nighty Night

What you’ll do:

  1. Pour epsom salt into medium bowl and set aside
  2. Measure 2 mL essential oil with graduated cylinder {or drop 40-45 drops}. Pour into coconut oil
  3.  Measure bubble bath.
  4. Add carrier/essential oils mixture to the bubble bath, stirring well. Mixture will turn opaque and thicken slightly as you stir
  5. Add carrier/essential oil/bubble bath mixture to epsom salt
  6. Stir well
  7. Package in container of your choice, but do be sure it’s airtight!

To use this fun bath, run about 1/4 cup under your warm water as you fill the tub. This is the perfect way to send yourself or your little one off to bed all calm and snuggly!

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30 thoughts on “Bubbling bath salts”

  • I did not see how much carrier oil should be used for this recipe. Did I miss it somewhere? Can someone share please! TIA

  • I’ve small batches of this recently for some friend’s birthdays, and I’m getting RAVE reviews on it! Honeybell especially is amazing! I Do have a hard time finding unscented bubble soap though, to use in DIY’s

  • Im just getting into DIY bath products and this one sounds amazing! One that not only I can use to destress, but my kids can enjoy too. Thanks!

  • I made this for my daughter with “calming the child” synergy! I loved that this is a safe way to incorporate essential oils into her bath routine! I also love that it keeps for awhile since there was no water therefore we dont have to worry about bacteria growth. I didn’t find that this was super bubbly even though we used an unscented bubble bath but I love it all the same! I also added some vitamin e oil to ours! 😀

  • Made these for Christmas gifts, and they loved it! I used castile soap, so I know it won’t bubble as much, but I customized the scents for each person. Very easy too scale up or down the recipe.

  • I don’t find that this recipe actually bubbles much, but it smells lovely and is a great way to incorporate oils safely into a bath!

  • I have made this foaming bath salts recipe and love them but haven’t tried with Nighty Night. Definitely going to try this synergy.

  • I used Castile soap and followed the instructions, the resulting mixture ended up with lumps in the bath, what did I do wrong?

      1. Hi! I just made this yesterday and also had lumps floating in our tub. They seemed to be soap or oil. But white and left white flecks all over us

  • The recipe calls for castile soap but the directions refer to it as body wash. Which is it?

    1. Either/or will work. 🙂 I personally like using a body wash. You could also mix some carrier oil in with the castile to make it more nourishing for the skin if you wanted to. 🙂

    1. Thank you for your question! The picture of the finished product is at the top of the article. It basically looks like just loose salt, and you could use some dry Mica powder if you’d like to color it a bit. It should last a long time as there is no water in the recipe to go bad.

    1. Hi Tamara! Castile soap is often used for homemade (DIY) body washes. It’s really a personal choice. If you have a body wash that you really like, then it is perfectly fine to use it in place of the castile soap.

  • I’m kinda picky about body wash brands. Do you have a safe, natural, fragrance-free body wash you could recommend? Thanks!

  • Could I make this and omit the body wash and carrier oil? I’m looking to make gifts that are dry powder and can be sprinkled into the bath.

    1. If you left out the body wash and carrier oil, it is not the same end product – but rather just dry bath salts. I just didn’t want you to expect bubbles without the body wash! 😉

    1. You can use it, but the resulting bath will not bubble up in the same manner….so it just depends on what you’re looking for! 😉

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