One of my favorite ways to relax at night is to take a hot bath. It helps relax your sore muscles and can help you sleep better. I also like to use bath products to make my baths even more enjoyable and relaxing.
Bath soaks that contain epsom salt are one of my favorites because some studies have shown they may help sore muscles and that you may absorb some of the magnesium. Many of us don’t get enough magnesium and it’s good for preventing all kinds of health problems.
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Some of the soaks I’ve used are fizzing which is fun and the citric acid used to make them fizz can help soften hard water. We have very hard water where I live so this is a possible benefit I like.
Unfortunately, many of the bath soaks on the market have ingredients that are questionable at best. There are some great natural options on the market but they can be a bit pricey. Thankfully it’s quite easy to make your own fizzing bath soak and you save a lot of money by doing so. One jar costed me only about $4 to make. While the natural ones I found online were around $10-$25, or even more
When packaged up in a cute jar with a nice label these homemade fizzing bath soaks are wonderful gifts. They are easy to make and you can make a big batch in no time.
Lavender Fizzing Bath Soak
- 1/2 cup Citrus Acid
- 3/4 cup Epsom Salt (make sure it’s pure epsom salt and not bath salts mixed with artificial fragrances)
- 10 drops Lavender Essential Oils
- Air Tight Container (I used a mason jar)
- Free Printable Label
- Put all of the ingredients in a bowl if making multiple batches. If you are only making one batch, put your ingredients in your container.
- Shake well.
- To use, pour half into a warm bath and let dissolve.
To finish off your fizzing bath soak don’t forget to print off my free printable labels. If you don’t have sticker paper you can print them off on cardstock and make gift tags, if giving it as a gift.
These would be perfect in a gift basket full of other things the recipient can use to pamper themselves. It would be great for anyone with a lot of stress in their life.
You can also switch up the essential oils you use. Just be careful as some oils are stronger than others and can be irritating to your skin. I enjoy using peppermint around the holidays and cold/flu season. I also like citrus scents like bergamot and orange.
What are your favorite scents for bath products?