DIY Eucalyptus Bath Salt Recipe

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This is a simple recipe to make your own DIY Eucalyptus Bath Salt. You can make this for your own relaxing bath or you can give it as the perfect gift!

Angela of Grassfed Mama shares healthy tips for busy moms.
Angela of Grassfed Mama shares healthy tips for busy moms.

DIY Christmas Gift – Eucalyptus Bath Salt

Christmas is just around the corner, so I wanted to share this simple DIY Eucalyptus Bath Salt recipe that makes a great gift to give or to make for yourself. I don’t know about you, but I love making homemade recipes for Christmas gifts for neighbors and teachers too!

I’m not a teacher, but I think this would be a good teacher gift, because every teacher I know needs some special relaxation time. These eucalyptus bath salts would be perfect!

Health Benefits of Eucalyptus Bath Salts

Recently, I have learned so much about how important it is for our health to soak in a salt bath… and I know in this fast paced world sometimes a bath is just needed to relax.

Eucalyptus bath salts offer a range of potential health benefits, thanks to the properties of eucalyptus essential oil and the soothing effects of bath salts. Here are some of the potential benefits of using eucalyptus bath salts:

  1. Respiratory Relief: Eucalyptus essential oil is known for its decongestant properties and its ability to clear the sinuses. When added to bath salts and dissolved in warm water, eucalyptus vapors can help relieve nasal congestion, ease breathing, and provide relief from symptoms of colds, flu, or allergies.
  2. Muscle Relaxation: Bath salts, particularly those containing magnesium sulfate (Epsom salts), are known for their muscle-relaxing properties. When combined with the invigorating scent of eucalyptus, eucalyptus bath salts can help soothe sore muscles, reduce tension, and promote relaxation after physical exertion or a long day.
  3. Stress Reduction: The aromatic scent of eucalyptus essential oil has been shown to have calming and stress-relieving effects on the mind and body. Taking a bath with eucalyptus bath salts can help promote relaxation, reduce anxiety, and alleviate stress, creating a spa-like experience at home.
  4. Skin Care: Eucalyptus essential oil has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties that can benefit the skin. When added to bath salts, eucalyptus may help cleanse and purify the skin, soothe irritation, and promote overall skin health.
  5. Mood Enhancement: The refreshing and uplifting aroma of eucalyptus essential oil can have mood-enhancing effects, helping to improve mood, increase alertness, and promote a sense of well-being. Using eucalyptus bath salts can create a rejuvenating and invigorating bathing experience that lifts the spirits and boosts energy levels.
  6. Sinus Relief: In addition to respiratory benefits, eucalyptus vapors can also help relieve sinus pressure and headaches associated with sinus congestion. Inhaling the steam from a bath infused with eucalyptus bath salts can help open up the nasal passages, alleviate sinus discomfort, and provide relief from sinus headaches.

Overall, eucalyptus bath salts offer a luxurious and therapeutic bathing experience that can provide a range of health benefits for the mind, body, and spirit. Whether you’re seeking relief from respiratory congestion, muscle tension, stress, or simply want to pamper yourself with a spa-like soak, eucalyptus bath salts can be a wonderful addition to your self-care routine.

How long do you need to soak in a Eucalyptus Salt Bath

For best results you want to soak for at least 20 minutes and best results would be for 40 minutes.

Epsom Salts

We chose Epsom salts because of the extra benefits of magnesium. When I was pregnant, I developed a deficiency in magnesium and my midwife told me to start taking epsom salt baths 3x a week to help. They worked so well – I was amazed! I was having trouble sleeping and restless leg syndrome (both common in pregnancy) and the baths helped so much.

Baking Soda

Baking soda is a very common ingredient in baking recipes… but many people don’t know it is also great for your skin too! It is a great home remedy for many common skin problems. Adding baking soda to your bath can help neutralize skin acidity and promote elimination of toxins. Soaking in baking soda can help refresh, renew and soften your dry skin which is needed during the dryer, winter months.


Minty, refreshing, and energizing, Eucalyptus Oil will fill the room with the clearing comfort you need. Eucalyptus oil benefits are due to its ability to stimulate immunity, provide antioxidant protection and improve respiratory circulation (DrAxe.com)


4 Cups of Epsom Salts 

2 Cups of Baking Soda

15-20 Drops of Eucalyptus Essential Oils


Mix everything well and store in air tight glass containers.

When ready to use, Mix 1 cup into a warm bath and soak for at least 20 minutes.



What other oils do you think would be good in a bath salt?

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