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19 September 2019

Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea Bath Salts Recipe

This cute pumpkin spice chai tea bath salts recipe makes a great gift.  It uses magnesium flakes, so you can learn how to make bath salts without Epsom salts.  It's scented naturally with a pumpkin spice essential oil blend.

I'm sad to see summer go, but I'm glad it's pumpkin spice season.  I wanted to make a bath salts recipe with tea, so why not make pumpkin spice bath salts with tea?

Are you ready for pumpkin spice season? Make pumpkin spice everything with these cute bath salts. How to make bath salts with chai tea, magnesium flakes, sea salt, and with essential oils. Get the benefits of magnesium with the flakes and detox with the salt. These easy home made salts are perfect for fall. DIY bath salts make a great gift, too. Use a cute jar for these homemade salts. Learn how to use them and how to make them. #pumpkinspice #bathsalts


I didn't want just a boring bath salts with just salts.  This is a gift, so I wanted it to look cute and more interesting.  I combined magnesium flakes and sea salt for some texture, then I added some tea for more texture and color.

Epsom salts are usually used in bath salts for their therapeutic properties.  Epsom salts are great, but they can irritate some people's skin.  Learn how to make bath salts without Epsom salts and still get the benefits of magnesium.

These adorable bath salts smell just like pumpkin spice with a natural essential oil blend.  The blend that I use has some vanilla in it, so it smells like pumpkin pie with whipped cream (without the pumpkin part).

Are you ready for pumpkin spice season? Make pumpkin spice everything with these cute bath salts. How to make bath salts with chai tea, magnesium flakes, sea salt, and with essential oils. Get the benefits of magnesium with the flakes and detox with the salt. These easy home made salts are perfect for fall. DIY bath salts make a great gift, too. Use a cute jar for these homemade salts. Learn how to use them and how to make them. #pumpkinspice #bathsalts

Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea Bath Salts Recipe


Magnesium Flakes


I like adding magnesium to my bath salts recipe, but I wanted to teach you how to make bath salts without Epsom salt.  I like Epsom salts, but there is an alternative.  I used magnesium flakes for these pumpkin spice bath salts.  

Neither Epsom salts or magnesium flakes are really a salt, but they are often referred to as salts.  Magnesium flakes are made of magnesium chloride, and Epsom salts are magnesium sulfate.

Both have magnesium, which is the mineral that I like using in my bath salts recipe.  Many Americans are deficient in magnesium, and there's some evidence that you can replenish it by absorbing it through the skin.

Are you ready for pumpkin spice season? Make pumpkin spice everything with these cute bath salts. How to make bath salts with chai tea, magnesium flakes, sea salt, and with essential oils. Get the benefits of magnesium with the flakes and detox with the salt. These easy home made salts are perfect for fall. DIY bath salts make a great gift, too. Use a cute jar for these homemade salts. Learn how to use them and how to make them. #pumpkinspice #bathsalts

Your body needs magnesium to function.  Without it, you may have problems with blood sugar control, mental health issues, high blood pressure, fatigue, asthma, or irregular heartbeat.

Many autism moms swear by using magnesium in a natural approach to treating the symptoms of autism.  I won't go into the science here because I'm not a doctor, but I will say that as an autism mom times 2, we use magnesium topically.  

Back to the difference between Epsom salts and magnesium flakes.  When you dissolve Epsom salts in water, it breaks down into magnesium and sulfate.  Magnesium flakes becomes magnesium and chloride.

Your body can use both sulfate and chloride, but chloride helps the body balance electrolytes.  If your electrolytes are imbalanced, you can feel sick or dehydrated.  

While Epsom salts are generally considered safe, the sulfates can irritate the skin.  Children and those with sensitive skin may find that magnesium flakes are easier to tolerate.  Learn how to make bath salts without Epsom salts to avoid skin irritation for kids.  

Sea Salt


I also added some sea salt to this bath salts recipe for its skin benefits.  Sea salt can help restore the skin's pH balance.  It also works to detox the body through the skin.  

Sea salt can unclog the pores and exfoliate the skin.  It can also kill bacteria on the skin.

Are you ready for pumpkin spice season? Make pumpkin spice everything with these cute bath salts. How to make bath salts with chai tea, magnesium flakes, sea salt, and with essential oils. Get the benefits of magnesium with the flakes and detox with the salt. These easy home made salts are perfect for fall. DIY bath salts make a great gift, too. Use a cute jar for these homemade salts. Learn how to use them and how to make them. #pumpkinspice #bathsalts

Grape Seed Oil


Essential oils have to be diluted with a carrier oil.  Since oil and water don't mix, if you just add essential oils without diluting them, the essential oils can sit on top of the water when you add this bath salts recipe.

If there are spots with undiluted essential oils, it can cause sensitization.  Sensitization can cause a rash or itching.  

I chose grape seed oil because it's a lighter oil.  It's a dry oil, so it soaks into the skin quickly.  It has essential fatty acids like linoleic acid to moisturize the skin.

Pumpkin Spice Essential Oil Blend


I use the Right Note Pumpkin Spice essential oil blend for my pumpkin spice bath salts recipe.  It's a blend of essential oils from the spices found in pumpkin spice with vanilla to balance them and tone down the spices.

If you love Pumpkin Spice, here are several DIY recipes with pumpkin spice essential oil blend to inspire you.


It's available in the fall/winter essential oil blend pack with 5 other oil blends.





Chai Tea


I added Pumpkin Spice chai tea to this pumpkin spice bath salts recipe.  It helps give it a little extra boost of fragrance.

Tea is high in antioxidants, which can help reduce the signs of aging.

You can use loose tea for this recipe if you have it.  I just cut open the tea bags and used the loose tea.

The loose tea inside the tea bags is already cut fairly small, so I don't have to worry about my plumbing or making a mess in the bath tub.


Ingredients



Directions


Step #1


Measure the magnesium flake and sea salt and combine in one bowl.  Stir well.


Step #2


Measure the grapeseed oil and put in a small dish.  Add the essential oils to the carrier oils and stir well.  Pour over the salts.


Step #3


Cut open the tea bags and dump the tea over the bath salts recipe.  Stir well.  Spoon into a cute jar.


To use, add all the salts to your bath water.

I found this adorable glass jar with a scoop for my bath salts.  It even has a little scoop that fits inside the jar so it doesn't get lost.

Are you ready for pumpkin spice season? Make pumpkin spice everything with these cute bath salts. How to make bath salts with chai tea, magnesium flakes, sea salt, and with essential oils. Get the benefits of magnesium with the flakes and detox with the salt. These easy home made salts are perfect for fall. DIY bath salts make a great gift, too. Use a cute jar for these homemade salts. Learn how to use them and how to make them. #pumpkinspice #bathsalts

And now you know how to make bath salts without Epsom salt!  If you try it, let me know.


Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea Bath Salts Recipe

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Author: Cari @ Everything Pretty
Estimated cost: $5
prep time: 5 Mperform time: 10 Mtotal time: 15 M
How to make pumpkin spice chai tea bath salts.

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  1. Measure the magnesium flake and sea salt and combine in one bowl. Stir well.
  2. Measure the grapeseed oil and put in a small dish. Add the essential oils to the carrier oils and stir well. Pour over the salts.
  3. Cut open the tea bags and dump the tea over the bath salts recipe. Stir well. Spoon into a cute jar.
  4. To use, add all the salts to your bath water.
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Are you ready for pumpkin spice season? Make pumpkin spice everything with these cute bath salts. How to make bath salts with chai tea, magnesium flakes, sea salt, and with essential oils. Get the benefits of magnesium with the flakes and detox with the salt. These easy home made salts are perfect for fall. DIY bath salts make a great gift, too. Use a cute jar for these homemade salts. Learn how to use them and how to make them. #pumpkinspice #bathsalts








Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, several chickens, and homing pigeons. She loves Gilmore Girls, coffee, and her kids. Not in that order.