It is undeniable that a long and indulgent bath salt soak can be just the thing you need to soothe your mind and body. Sure, there are other methods that one can use to relax. You could always light a scented candle and watch the flames dance, take a slow flow yoga class in the evening, or ask Alexa to put on the crashing sounds of the ocean waves.
While these methods exist, giving your body a complete wind-down only comes from a luxurious and relaxing bath salt soak. Nexon Botanics is here to help you prepare some DIY bath salts of your own so you can experience this same sensation every time you need to soothe your mind and body. Let’s get started!
3 DIY Bath Salts for Soothing the Mind and Body
Bath salts are the easiest DIY when it comes to making the most of your essential oils. For the Nexon Botanics bath salts DIYs, there is a standard recipe to which you may add ingredients of your choice. To make the base of your bath salts, you will need:
- 3 cups of Epsom salt
- 2 cups of sea salt
- ½ cup of baking soda
To this basic mix, you can change up the salt ratio, add different oils, and even different types of salts. With the basic recipe done, now you can get creative!
1) The Citrus DIY Salt Soak
Fragrance plays a huge role in the bath salt soaks that you will make. Choosing essential oils and other fragrant ingredients to suit your personality and mood is what these DIY exercises are all about. This salt soak is for summer-loving and fun, with the refreshing scent of citrus enriching your bath experience. For this recipe, you will need:
- 15 drops of Nexon Botanics Organic Orange Essential Oil
- 5 drops of Nexon Botanics Organic Lemon Essential Oil
- ½ cup of lemon zest
- ⅓ cup of orange zest
Immerse yourself in this DIY bath soak with your favorite summer tunes playing in the background, and unwind!
2) The Himalayan Rose DIY Salt Soak
Inspired by the popular combination of Himalayan salt and rose, this DIY salt soak helps you avoid the chemicals in ready-made products. This recipe is perfect for exfoliation in the bathtub for soft and smooth skin after a soak. To make it, you will need:
- 2 cups of Himalayan salt
- 10 drops of Nexon Botanics Lavender Essential Oil
- 1 cup dried rose petals
- 2 drops of Nexon Botanics Rosemary Essential Oil
Soak in this bath salt for up to 20 minutes. After you have reached maximum relaxation, take a warm, wet washcloth and glide it across your skin. Rub your skin gently, and you will see the dead skin being removed with every stroke. This is what makes bath salts the best type of exfoliant for radiant and smooth skin while giving you a perfect relaxing time at home.
3) The Peppermint DIY Salt Soak
This soak is designed to be a warm water salt soak, perfect for the holiday season. Not only will you be smelling festive, but you’ll soon get your holiday mode on with this DIY salt soak. For this recipe, you will need:
- 15 drops of Nexon Botanics Peppermint Essential Oil
- 5 drops of Nexon Botanics Tea Tree Essential Oil
- ½ cup of dried peppermint leaves
- ½ cup of dried spearmint leaves
This recipe is perfect for rejuvenating the mind and the body. Peppermint essential oil is known to help improve focus and to uplift the spirit naturally. If that’s what you need, then this is the soak for you.
These were Nexon Botanics’ seasonal bath salt soaks, perfect for a complete wind-down to soothe your mind and body. To make your own creative combinations, visit the Nexon Botanics store for ideas and inspiration!