Refreshing Homemade Citrus Bath Salts

With warm weather days ahead, it’s the perfect time to create refreshing citrus bath salts.  There is nothing like soaking in a tub to soothe dry skin and refresh us after working out in the garden and heat.  I mixed up this bath salt recipe for my mom for Mother’s Day, but also made some for me! I can’t wait to try it out.  Just like the lavender sugar scrub I showed you yesterday, this recipe is so quick and easy, not to mention a nice homemade gift for any occasion!

homemade citrus bath salts

Ingredients For Citrus Bath Salts

  • 2 Cups Epsom Salts
  • 1 Cup Baking Soda
  • Fresh Grated Zest from 1 Orange or Lemon
  • 20 drops of essential oil. Use Lemon, Orange, or Citrus Bliss essential oil. I combined lemon and citrus bliss for this recipe. You can do whatever you prefer.
  • Glass bowl, metal spoon, and large bath salt jar (available at Walmart for $2.97) or use any clear glass jar you like.

How To Make Citrus Bath Salts

How To Make Citrus Bath Salts

  • Combine Epsom Salts and Baking Soda into a glass bowl.
  • Grate zest of orange or lemon and add to bowl.
  • Stir all of the above ingredients together.
  • Slowly add in about 20 drops of essential oil and stir, until well incorporated.  I used lemon and Citrus Bliss which is an exclusive scent to doTERRA. (It smells a lot like a Creamsicle.) You could combine lime and lemon, or orange and lemon. Even grapefruit would be wonderful….you decide!
  • Spoon the citrus bath salts into a clean empty jar and seal.
  • Let your bath salts sit for a day or two to get infused with the scent of the oil.
  • If giving as a gift, embellish with a ribbon, tag or whatever you like.

Total time for this project : 15 minutes

homemade citrus bath salts

Do you like to make homemade bath and spa recipes?  Have fun making this easy refreshing recipe for citrus bath salts for yourself or a friend who needs some perking up!

Here are 25 more ways to use Lemon Essential Oil!

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  1. AMBER says

    Curious, how long would you think it will keep? Just wondering if the fresh lemon/orange would go rancid? Super excited to try though!

  2. Jill Smith says

    Hello what carrier oil do you use I have studied up on using essential oils and you need to use a carrier oil with essential oils I would use Coconut oil or Olive Oil


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