This simple oatmeal bath salt recipe is so therapeutic, skin soothing and hydrating you’ll never want to get out of the bath!
When I think of relaxation in the bath the first thing that always comes to mind is bath salts. I am probably one of the worst for self care but when I do it’s SO rewarding!
Over the last few years I have worked on living a more natural lifestyle, especially when it comes to skin care. Although there are several wonderful companies who work hard to come up with natural products I find it so satisfying to make them myself when possible.
You can whip up these oatmeal bath salts in a matter of minutes for a last minute gift idea, a wonderful addition to a spa themed gift basket or even just for yourself. Tie it off with a piece of ribbon, twine or add a nice label to the lid for a polishing touch.
Variations in bath salts are almost endless but my goal was to create a recipe that simple to make, beneficial to the skin and also aesthetically appealing to the eye.
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Simple Oatmeal Bath Salts Video
Ingredients & Supplies
3 TBS old fashioned oats, finely ground
3 TBS pink Himalayan salt
3 TBS Epsom salt
10-15 drops essential oil (optional)
Spice or coffee grinder
How To Make Simple Bath Salts
Before making your oatmeal bath salts the first thing you need to do is decide on a container. Personally, I love the stacked look of each ingredient so a taller container was important to me. I am really enjoying these 4 oz ball mason jars. They are designed to hold spices but work perfectly for this recipe.
Next, using a spice grinder you need to grind up 3 TBS of oats as finely as you can. The desired consistency is almost powder like and this is what you want to avoid large pieces of oat floating around in the bath.
After grinding up the oats transfer them to the bottom of your glass container. Using a funnel definitely helps to avoid mess but isn’t required. Give the container a little shake to smooth out the oats as evenly as you can.
Now you’ll add 3 TBS pink Himalayan salt and last the Epsom salt on top.
If you choose to use essential oils then add last so the Epsom salt soak them up. Today, I’m using lavender!
One of my favorite things about making my own products is that all the ingredients have benefits to my health.
Oatmeal has been used in the bath for centuries to treat many skin conditions but also has other benefits as well. You may not know that oatmeal has been known to cleanse the skin and aide in reducing symptoms of an allergic reaction. This skin soothing ingredient is definitely not one to leave out!
Himalayan pink salt is a wonderful alternative to table salt when used in cooking but the benefits don’t stop there. With its natural pink color it stands out to the eye and contains 84 trace minerals that are also present in the human body. When used in the bath it promotes deep relaxation as well as supporting contracting muscles.
Epsom salt is a well known remedy to ease the symptoms of many health problems. It’s probably most known for relieving discomfort from sports injuries but that’s not the only benefit. Epsom salt is incredibly therapeutic and studies have shown when used it promotes good sleep and reduces stress. Despite the name, Epsom salt is not actually a salt at all because it’s compound is totally different. A more correct term would be Magnesium Sulfate.
Essential Oil Combinations
Lavender is always a wonderful go-to for DIY recipes because it’s so versatile and smells incredible. It pairs great with this oatmeal bath salt recipe but you can definitely get creative and try out other combinations as well!
- 6 drops lavender, 3 drops geranium, 3 drops roman chamomile
- 6 drops lavender, 6 drops cedarwood
- 6 drops lavender, 3 drops ylang ylang, 3 drops orange
- 6 drops lavender, 6 drops bergamot
- 6 drops eucalyptus, 6 drops peppermint
- 6 drops stress away, 6 drops frankinscence
- 8 drops valor, 4 drops lavender
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Simple Oatmeal Bath Salts
- spice grinder
- 4 oz tall mason jar
- 3 TBS old fashioned oats finely ground
- 3 TBS himalayan pink salt
- 3 TBS epsom salt
- 10-15 drops essential oil optional
- Using a spice grinder you'll need to grind up 3 TBS of oats as finely as you can. The desired consistency is almost powder like and this is what you want to avoid large pieces of oat floating around in the bath.
- After grinding up the oats transfer them to the bottom of your glass container. Using a funnel definitely helps to avoid mess but isn't required. Give the container a little shake to smooth out the oats as evenly as you can.
- Now you'll add 3 TBS pink Himalayan salt and last the Epsom salt on top.
- If you choose to use essential oils then add last so the Epsom salt soak them up. I like using lavender!
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