DIY Bath Soaks for Self-Care

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A nice, warm bath is often synonymous with self-care. And while there are so many different ways to practice self-care, it’s for good reason that bath time is often a go-to. A relaxing warm bath can help to relax your muscles and ease pain, make it easier to fall asleep, and simply being in the water has even been shown to help boost your mood! The next time you’re looking for some solace, try up-leveling your bath soak with one of these easy DIY mixes to reap the benefits of aromatherapy and skin-soothing ingredients during your tub time.

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Rose Bath Cubes // No Compass Necessary

In addition to having a relaxing scent, rose is loaded with antioxidants and is soothing and calming for the skin. These bath bombs are made in an ice cube tray meaning you don’t have to buy any special molds -and you can add more than one if you’re in need of an especially indulgent soak!


Sports Soak Bath Salts // Unsophisticook

Whether your muscles are sore from living an active lifestyle or are just achy from daily life, these bath salts are designed to reduce pain by decreasing inflammation and increasing circulation. Magnesium flakes are used to help relax tired muscles, while the combination of essential oils was chosen to be both relaxing and soothing.


Gardener’s Rose Petal Bath Soak // Satori Design for Living

With rose essential oil, rose buds, and rose petals, this gorgeous soak combines two different kinds of salt, and also has skin soothing baking soda, to leave your skin feeling soft and nourished.


DIY Lavender Milk Bath Salts // Salty Canary

Though it only requires a few ingredients, this bath salt mix creates an amazing milk bath, and is super soothing and relaxing thanks to the lavender. Plus, it’s beautiful enough to sit out on your tub or bathroom counter!


Oatmeal Rose Bath Soak // Modern Homestead Mama

If you’ve got easily irritated or itchy skin, oatmeal is a must-have ingredient in your bath! This soak combines oatmeal with the skin-soothing power of roses and powdered milk for a bath your skin will love.


DIY Detox Mermaid Bath Salt // Jenni Raincloud

This green bath soak is more than just gorgeous! Epson salt allows your skin to absorb as much of the relaxing mineral magnesium as your body needs, while seaweed, spirulina, and chlorophyll help to clear the skin, reduce inflammation, and speed up skin healing.


Foaming Coconut Bath Milk // Humblebee and Me

This foaming, milk-y soak is like a marriage between a bath bomb and a luxe milk bath to help soften skin.


Lavender Rose Oat Milk Bath // Kale & Caramel

With a calming combination of lavender and rose, this milk bath made with oatmeal is super skin-softening and feels incredibly indulgent. Plus, because it uses dried flowers, its incredibly fragrant!


Fizzy Unicorn Bath Parfait // Bumblebee and Me

This fizzy bath soak is absolutely gorgeous! Layers of purple and turquoise are intermingled with beautiful pink Himalayan salt. Plus, you can use what essential oil blend appeals to you to truly personalize your bath.


Calming Bath Salts // The Blondie Locks

With calendula, chamomile, and lavender, this bath soak is nothing short of calming! The mixture is steeped in linen bags in the tub, similar to a bath tea.


Mustard Bath // Pretty Simple Ideas

Mustard powder has warming properties, meaning that it helps to relieve muscle aches and pains, and can be helpful for relieving symptoms of cold and flu, too. You can add any essential oil you’d like, but Sarah likes to add in peppermint and eucalyptus oils to create a countering cooling effect and also help to ease sinus congestion.


Calming Lavender Bath Salts // Wholefully

In this bath which is designed to be medicinal, sea salt and Epson salts are combined to provide your body with a dose of supportive minerals, while lavender helps your worries float away.

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