4 DIY Bath Recipes For a Cold-Weather Oasis

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During the winter, it may seem that there’s no better sanctuary from the cold than being curled up under blankets on your couch. But before you retreat onto those soft cushions, consider taking the time to set up a bath. 

Adding some luxurious bubbles to your routine can quickly melt away your problems, especially after a lengthy week. So, reset your senses and recover from those long workdays with one of these ultra-soothing soaks (none of which contain ingredients you can’t pronounce). Your body — and stress levels — will thank you!

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Soothing Floral Bath Soak

  • 1 cup dried milk
  • ¼ cup baking soda
  • ¼ cup dry oats
  • ¼ cup dried flowers
  • 5-7 drops of essential oils of your choice

Combine dried milk, baking soda, and dry oats in a blender and pulse until oats are finely ground and mixed in well. Add your favorite dried flowers and/or 5-7 drops of essential oil (a great option is  a mixture of ylang ylang, ginger, and chamomile) and pulse a few more times to combine. Pour about a quarter of the mixture into the tub and store the rest in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.

Recipe courtesy of Tata Harper.

Chamomile Green Tea Bath Infusion

2 tbsp dried chamomile (or 6 chamomile tea bags) 1 tbsp green tea (or 3 green tea bags) 2 tsp dried calendula

Place ingredients onto a piece of muslin and tie the cloth shut with a hair tie or rubber band. Then, throw it into the bathtub while you’re filling it with hot water. Enjoy the infusion while you soak in the tub!

Recipe courtesy of Indie Lee.

Uplifting Winter Salt Soak

  • 2 cups of Himalayan salt
  • 1 cup of coarse sea salt
  • ½ cup of baking soda
  • 5 drops bergamot essential oil
  • 5 drops of orange essential oil

Measure out and add the dry ingredients to a mixing bowl. Whisk the ingredients together, then add essential oils and mix again. Add the blend to a warm bath, and enjoy!

Recipe courtesy of Homemade Bath Bombs, Salts, and Scrubs.

Rose Petal Bath

  • ½ cup Epsom alt
  • ½ cup Himalayan salt
  • ½ cup oatmeal
  • ½ cup coconut milk powder
  • 5 drops rose essential oil
  • ½ tbsp dried rose petals (optional)

Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Sprinkle ¼ cup of the mixture into a warm bath, or you could add ¼ cup to a reusable drawstring fabric bag and toss it into bath (this makes for an easier clean-up).

You can store the mixture in an airtight container. 

Recipe courtesy of Indie Lee.

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