Set a relaxing mood in your own bathroom and enjoy a nice soak in your tub with this lovely bath soak recipe! This recipe is easy to prepare and also makes great gifts for those special ladies in your life. This homemade bath soak with flowers will melt your stress right away and relax your body and mind. Made with all natural ingredients, this home remedy DIY bath soak is sure to please everyone. Experience the benefits of epsom salt and Himalayan pink salt while you soak your sore muscles in a tub of warm water.
This lovely rose bath soak recipe was first published January 19, 2016. I have made a few updates and republished it here to make it easier for my new readers to find.
Soothing Rose DIY Bath Soak
What To Put In A Bath Soak?
The natural bath soak ingredients we chose for this bath soak recipe include epsom salts, sea salt, essential oils, and rose petals.
Epsom Salts, also known as magnesium sulfate, are used in this soothing bath soak for their soothing beneficial effects of relaxing muscles and easing tension. In addition, they are thought to help “draw out” toxins from the body for a detox effect.
Pink Himalayan Salt or Course Sea Salt are added to this DIY bath soak for their mineral content and benefits to the skin.
Roman Chamomile Essential Oil has many benefits. In specific, Roman Chamomile was chosen for its anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory properties, and relaxing properties.
You can use Lavender Essential Oil or Rose Essential Oil. A high quality rose essential oil can be quite expensive so this recipe uses lavender which has many of the same soothing benefits at a much lower price.
Bath Soak Recipe Ingredients:
- 3/4 Cup of Epsom Salts
- 1/4 Cup of Pink Himalayan Salt or Course Sea Salt
- 4 drops Lavender Essential oil
- 4 drops Roman Chamomile Essential Oil
- Beet Juice for coloring( optional )
- 1/8 cup Dried Rose Buds
How To Make Bath Soak With Flowers
How Do You Make A Bath Soak?
Gather your ingredients together. Place all dry ingredients in a medium size mixing bowl. Stir together until completely mixed. Add 4 drops of Lavender Essential Oil and 4 drops of Roman Chamomile Essential Oil. I recommend Young Living Essential Oils because they are 100% pure. Stir together with the dry ingredients.
The dried rose buds will break up as you mix the bath salts. This is good because smaller pieces will drain easier and create less clean up! The rose petals are lovely for scent and decoration. I think the roses add a little something special.
Other dried flowers you can use: Lavender or Roman Chamomile buds. This homemade bath soak is scented with flower essential oils and the roses are a nice flowery touch.
Add 1/2 a tablespoon of beet juice for a light pink colored DIY bath soak. Add more for a darker pink color. If you’d like a purple soak, replace beet juice with blueberry juice. If you’d like an orange soak, replace beet juice with carrot juice.
Use homemade bath salts immediately or store in a glass jar in a cool, dry place. Add 1 cup to your wam bath water and enjoy bath time! I like to pour mine in under warm running water to help them dissolve. Try them in your next bath. Don’t forget to take a couple of deep breaths and enjoy the uplifting natural fragrance of the flowers after a long day.
Printable DIY Bath Salts Recipe
To Give Bath Salts As A DIY Gift:
If you are packaging up your soak to give as a gift, I recommend using the brown coffee bags pictured. I also like to add a little color to the bags by wrapping some twine or paper rope around the length of the bag a few times. They also look great in small glass jars with a ribbon bow. There are so many ways to customize your bath salts and gift presentation!
Have you ever made your own bath products before? If you’d like to try a simple homemade bath soak recipe, I suggest starting with this one! You will absolutely love this epsom salts bath soak with flowers!