Taking a luxurious bath is one of my favorite evening activities. It allows me to focus on self-care, something that’s hard to do in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and it gives me the chance to let go of the day’s stress, ease tension, and clear my mind of negative energy.
I’m a huge fan of bath products, and I often use several at once like bath oil, bath bombs, salts, scrubs, and bubbles to create the ultimate bathing experience.
Other times, I like to keep things simple. But don’t take my meaning for simple for anything less than luxuriant! You can still get that spa-like experience with just one DIY bath recipe.
Today, that’s going to be my citrus and rose bath salts.
How to Make Citrus and Rose Bath Salts
This combination is a match made in heaven!
The brightness of both the dried orange peel and sparkling sweet orange essential oil makes these salts especially good for uplifting the mood and instilling a sense of well-being.
Orange essential oil is known to help alleviate feelings of ridicule, “not wanting to be here,” and feelings of detachment. It also helps to elevate feelings of happiness and a sense of purpose.
I know for a fact that I am hard pressed to feel angry or negative when smelling orange essential oil, and it’s what gives these bath salts an edge over negative thoughts and feelings.
Rose is another essential oil that is known to elevate not only our emotions but also our frequency and vibration within.
The higher the frequency of the essential oil, the more they influence emotions, and there isn’t anything higher than rose.
Rose is known for its calming effects and its ability to instill feelings of “I am whole,” “I am in tune with my direction,” and “I am worthy.”
It helps alleviate feelings of anxiety, insecurity, and helps bring your thoughts back into balance and harmony.
Not to mention, rose is also amazing for supporting beautiful skin!
Cirtus and Rose Bath Salts Recipe
These salts are quick and easy to make and make a nice little gift on Mother’s Day.
Here’s what you’ll need to make my citrus and rose bath salts:
• A jar for storage or jars for gifting
• A large glass bowl for mixing
• 2 cups Epsom salts, sea salt (the large grain kind is great!), or magnesium bath salts
• The peel of one large orange, chopped
• 1 cup dried rose petals
• 30 drops sweet orange essential oil
• 2-3 drops rose absolute, or 10 drops rose absolute in jojoba oil
This recipe makes about 4 cups of bath salts, but that will depend on the salt you use and the size of the orange peels and rose petals.
Loving Preparation – Citrus and Rose Bath Salts
1. Begin by prepping the fresh orange peel. If you have dried orange peel on hand, use ½ a cup for the recipe. Otherwise, cut the peel from an orange and chop it into small pieces. For bath recipes, you do not need to worry about the pith. However, if you plan on using your homemade dried orange peels for tea, then you need to trim off the white pith before drying, or they will taste bitter. Pop the peels into a 200-degree oven and bake for 20-30 minutes.
2. In a large glass bowl, measure out the Epsom salts and then add the essential oils. Mix well to disperse the essential oils evenly throughout the salt.
3. Next, add the dried orange peels and rose petals and mix to combine.
4. Scoop the bath salts into your containers of choice, and either hoard them for yourself or give away as gifts.
To keep clean-up as easy as possible, I highly recommend adding these salts to a muslin bag or some cheesecloth before adding them to your bath. This will help contain all the little bits of orange peel and rose petals so that you don’t end up clogging your drain or have to wipe them up after bathing.
Believe me; you’ll feel stressed again if you need to clean up after a nice bath!
You can, of course, omit the orange peels and rose petals for those who can’t be bothered with using a bag; they’re just as good though not as pretty to look at.
Once you’re ready for your bath, scoop about ½-1 cup of citrus and rose bath salts and add it to the muslin bag. Toss it in the tub as you fill it, agitating the bag here and there until the bath is full.
You can use these salts with other homemade bath recipes if you desire, though these salts hold up on their own quite well and infuse your bathroom with a glorious scent.
Hop in and enjoy!
What have been your favorite bath salt recipes? Please share in the comments below!
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