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27 September 2019

Relaxing Bath Salts Recipe With Kid Safe Essential Oils

How to make a relaxing bath salts recipe with kid safe essential oils.  These bath salts have magnesium flakes, so they don't irritate the skin like Epsom salts can.

Raise your hand if you and your kids get enough sleep.  No one?

Sleep is definitely lacking in my house.  I have two with a delayed sleep cycle, one of which has autism.  My fellow autism moms know that autism means never sleeping.

These DIY bath salts are relaxing and help promote better sleep with essenital oils and magnesium flakes. How to make easy bath salts with benefits like helping you relax and stress relief. This homemade recipe makes a great gift.  It uses oils that are safe for kids too. It has lavender, cedarwood, vetiver, blue tansy, and chamomile for natural things to help you sleep. How to use home made bath salts to promote better sleep. #bathsalts

Thankfully, he's 13 now and doesn't wake me up every night.  But I was pretty much a walking zombie the first 10 years of his life.

I am not exaggerating when I say that he didn't sleep more than 90 minutes at a time the first four and a half years of his life.

He was born and didn't so much as close his eyes let alone sleep for two days.  My oldest slept constantly, so I was not prepared for this child who could exist on mere minutes of sleep at a time.

Even now, he's been known to be awake more than 35 hours at a time.  We've seen doctors and sleep psychologists (yes, that's a thing!) to no avail.  Other than giving him prescription medications, he can't sleep.


These DIY bath salts are relaxing and help promote better sleep with essenital oils and magnesium flakes. How to make easy bath salts with benefits like helping you relax and stress relief. This homemade recipe makes a great gift.  It uses oils that are safe for kids too. It has lavender, cedarwood, vetiver, blue tansy, and chamomile for natural things to help you sleep. How to use home made bath salts to promote better sleep. #bathsalts

I'm sure this trait will come in handy during college, but until then, this momma is tired and worried.

Earlier this week, I posted a magnesium oil spray for sleep with kid safe essential oils.  This relaxing bath salts recipe is similar with magnesium flakes, but it's made for the bath.  Both have the same relaxing essential oils and magnesium to promote better sleep.

Relaxing Bath Salts Recipe 


These bath salts for sleep are so easy to make with just two ingredients, a carrier oil, and the essential oils.  If you like the essential oils, you can make a master blend to make this even easier to make.

This makes one bath's worth.  If your kids are under 10, you can use half of this recipe per bath.  Feel free to double or triple the recipe when you make it and then use 1 1/2 cups of bath salts for sleep per bath.

I usually use the magnesium oil spray for sleep because it's just easier.  You need to let that sit for 30 minutes before rinsing it or wiping it off.

I made this relaxing bath salts recipe for bath night.  We don't get home from martial arts until about 9:30 and they need a bath anyway.  These are perfect for those nights.

The magnesium oil spray can tingle and it feels slightly oily.  My son has sensory issues, and he does not like the oily feel.  He is getting better, but this is another alternative if you want to boost magnesium and promote sleep with essential oils.


These DIY bath salts are relaxing and help promote better sleep with essenital oils and magnesium flakes. How to make easy bath salts with benefits like helping you relax and stress relief. This homemade recipe makes a great gift.  It uses oils that are safe for kids too. It has lavender, cedarwood, vetiver, blue tansy, and chamomile for natural things to help you sleep. How to use home made bath salts to promote better sleep. #bathsalts


Magnesium Flakes


Instead of Epsom salts, I used magnesium flakes for this relaxing bath salts recipe.  Both have magnesium, which can be absorbed through the skin to boost magnesium levels in the body.

Epsom salts are made of magnesium and sulfate.  The flakes are made with magnesium and chloride.  The sulfate can irritate the skin, especially for little ones.  Magnesium flakes are gentler on the skin, so I chose them for these bath salts for sleep.

I also used magnesium flakes in this pumpkin spice chai tea bath salt recipe.

Sea Salt


I also added some sea salt to the bath salts for sleep.  Sea salt can help the body detox by drawing out toxins.  It also balances the skin's pH, which can prevent or reduce dry or itchy skin.

Grapeseed Oil


When you use an essential oil, you have to dilute it with a carrier oil.  Since the essential oils and water don't mix, there could be spots with a higher concentration of essential oils on top of the water when you add this relaxing bath salts recipe to the water.



These can cause skin irritation, rash, or sensitization.  Once you experience sensitization to an oil, you'll likely always have a reaction to that oil.

I used grapeseed oil in these bath salts for sleep because it's inexpensive and a lighter oil.  It soaks into the skin quickly, and it won't leave your skin feeling greasy.

You can also use another carrier oil.  Learn more about more than 40 carrier oils in my book Carrier Oils.


Essential Oils


I wanted this relaxing bath salts recipe to have kid safe oils so I can use it and so can my kids.  I used a blend of:



If you make this often, use the same proportions to create a master blend in an empty essential oil bottle.  Then use 8 drops per batch of bath salts for sleep.

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You can also use a kid safe blend to promote better sleep.  I also like the Simply Earth Sleepy essential oil blend for kids over 10.  

For adults, I really like the Sweet Dreams blend or the Calming blend. 



Ingredients




Supplies



Directions


Step #1


Combine the magnesium flakes and sea salt in the medium sized bowl.




Step #2


Combine the essential oils and grapeseed oil in a small bowl.  Pour into the bath salts for sleep.  Add colorant if desired.  Stir well.


Step #3


Spoon the relaxing bath salts recipe into a container.

These DIY bath salts are relaxing and help promote better sleep with essenital oils and magnesium flakes. How to make easy bath salts with benefits like helping you relax and stress relief. This homemade recipe makes a great gift.  It uses oils that are safe for kids too. It has lavender, cedarwood, vetiver, blue tansy, and chamomile for natural things to help you sleep. How to use home made bath salts to promote better sleep. #bathsalts


To use, add the full recipe to running bath water.





Relaxing Bath Salts Recipe

Yield: 1 bath
Author: Cari @ Everything Pretty
Estimated cost: $5
prep time: 5 Mperform time: 10 Mtotal time: 15 M
These easy relaxing bath salts have magnesium flakes and essential oils to promote better sleep.

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  1. Combine the magnesium flakes and sea salt in the medium sized bowl.
  2. Combine the essential oils and grapeseed oil in a small bowl. Pour into the bath salts for sleep. Add colorant if desired. Stir well.
  3. Spoon the relaxing bath salts recipe into a container.
  4. To use, add the full recipe to running bath water.
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These DIY bath salts are relaxing and help promote better sleep with essenital oils and magnesium flakes. How to make easy bath salts with benefits like helping you relax and stress relief. This homemade recipe makes a great gift.  It uses oils that are safe for kids too. It has lavender, cedarwood, vetiver, blue tansy, and chamomile for natural things to help you sleep. How to use home made bath salts to promote better sleep. #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.