8 DIY Bath Soaks - A Recipe roundup

Updated on January 13, 2022.

I love to soak in a bath, not only is it relaxing, it is often the only free time I can manage to steal for myself. Typically, I toss a cup of apple cider vinegar into my bath water, but sometimes I want something more. Apple cider vinegar in a bath, you may ask. Apple cider vinegar in your bath helps relieve pain and other inflammation you may have. It also makes you sweat, and for me, it makes me sleepy. If you are fighting insomnia, give it a whirl. To answer that one big question you may have on your mind, I can hear it now, no, it does not make you smell like a vat of vinegar.

If you do use apple cider vinegar in your bath, make sure to drink plenty of water afterward. As I mentioned, it makes you sweat, so it is essential to stay hydrated.

If you have high blood pressure or any other heart conditions, please talk to your medical professional before doing an apple cider vinegar bath. While it may be safe and healthy for most people, it is better to err on the side of caution.

8 DIY Bath Soaks - A Recipe roundup

8 DIY Bath Soaks – Recipe Roundup

On to the “something else,” shall we? All of these recipes are free of synthetic ingredients, phthalates, chemical fragrances, glitter, fake food dyes, and boric acid. I would also like to point out that these recipes make beautiful gifts.

“It's not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make your happiness a priority. It's necessary.” – Mandy Hale Share on X

1. Simple DIY Almond Milk Bath from My Life and Kids

This recipe is as it says, simple, but don’t underestimate the power this delightful concoction tosses your way. Simple and healthy ingredients; almond milk, coconut oil, essential oils, baking soda and Epsom salts. You can use fresh ginger as she states if you do not have essential oils.

I have used coconut milk in this recipe when I did not have any almond milk on hand. I love to use lavender and rose essential oils when I make this milk bath. Not only does the scent pair help me combat my stress; the scent takes me back to a fond memory of running around in my grandmother’s garden when I was a child and stress was a word I did not yet understand.

2. Lavender Eucalyptus Bath Soak from Primally Inspired

The benefits of both Lavender and Eucalyptus in this four-ingredient recipe. Stress relieving and sleep-inducing, you also get the cold and flu relief from the Eucalyptus with this recipe.

3. Easy & Inexpensive DIY Detoxifying Bath Salts from Homemade Mommy

Three ingredients, simple, inexpensive and relaxing. Remember, even you, busy mom, need a little downtime.

4. Homemade Milk Bath from The Happier Homemaker

Yes, another milk bath recipe. This recipe uses only three ingredients, one of them being powdered milk. You can use whatever powdered milk you have on hand or can find. I have used both powdered coconut milk and powdered dairy milk for this recipe. This recipe is perfect for gift giving packed into a pretty jar or container. It has a longer shelf life than the Simple DIY Almond Milk bath making it easier to give as a gift.

5. DIY Bath Bomb Recipe with Wild Orange and Rose Oils From Dr. Axe

Coming from Dr. Axe, you can guarantee this recipe is healthy for your body, not to mention anti-oxidant laden. Remember the outside in principal. Your skin absorbs both good and bad things and pulls it into your body just as much as it pulls things out. I have added lavender oil to this instead of the wild orange, and either way, this recipe is divine.

6. Mustard and Ginger Detox Bath and Body Scrub from Hello Glow.

Behold the power of ginger! Ginger works as well for your body from the outside in as well as it does from the inside out. Indulge yourself in both the scrub and then the bath. You will sweat during this bath; detoxing your body and cleaning out your pores. Your skin will thank you for it.

7. Homemade Lemon Rosemary Bath Salts from Tidy Mom

This recipe smells divine. I find it to be relaxing and helpful for soothing my aches and pains. Coming from a person who lives with chronic pain, that is saying volumes.

8. DIY Eucalyptus and Vanilla Bath Salts from She Knows

This recipe is healthy except for the green food coloring. The food coloring can be left out, making this recipe healthy and enjoyable.

Your turn!

Do you use bath soaks for your bath? Have you tried any of these recipes? Let me know in the comments below.

Bri K is a mom and grandmother, enjoying the next chapter of her life on the mission of leveling up after 50! Bri doesn't believe that once you hit a certain age or become a grandmother, your likes, hobbies, or lifestyle have to change. "You don't stop living because your kids grew up!"

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