6 Easy Recipes for an Amazingly Relaxing Bath

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Hello Lovelies:

Relaxing baths are there for you. When you’re feeling stressed, you need to relax, want to catch some serious shut eye or you aren’t feeling well…

It’s amazing how soothing a good bath can be. But there’s a way to make them even better!

Bath products can up the ante and make a good bath great! It’s basically like adding frosting to a cake. Sure, the cake was good already. But the frosting really makes it!

The bummer is that a lot of bath products can be harsh or cause irritation…

But it turns out that it’s super easy to make your own bath products, reducing the chances of irritation while being kind to yourself and your skin! It’s so easy, in fact, that I have 6 awesome options waiting for you. And a free bath recipe e-book to boot!

Are you as excited as I am? Of course you are! Let’s do this:

A woman lays in a relaxing bath.

Why Try These Homemade Bath Recipes?

I’m sure many of us can agree that baths are magic, right? I absolutely adore ending the day with a relaxing bath and a good book. It’s a wonderful way to warm up, wind down, and spend some time alone with your thoughts. Mindfulness magic!

Super bonus, bath’s offer you some serious health benefits. They:

  • Elevate Mood and Increased Relaxation
  • Reduce Stress
  • Improve Sleep
  • Decrease Muscle Pain
  • Soothe Cold Symptoms
  • Might lessen Inflammation and Help Control Blood Sugar
  • Can Help Manage Chronic Pain
  • Create an opportunity For Self-Love

How awesome is that?

Related: You’ll Love These 8 Super Health Benefits of Baths

A photo of a tub with a plant in the background, ready for a relaxing bath.

And, of course, it’s extra fun to add goodies like bubble bath and bath bombs to the mix! You know it’s true! It always ups the ante and makes an awesome situation so much better.

But being mindful of what you’re putting in the tub can play a huge role in supporting your health. Let’s take a peek at why…

According to the EWG, on average, women use approximately 12 products per day, containing around 168 unique ingredients. And, sadly, some of these ingredients might not be the best options for your health.

In fact, 1 out of every 24 women are exposed to potential reproductive and developmental toxins every day through their personal care products. What a bummer, right? (source)

Don’t worry! We can fix this together! Think of it as a reminder that a healthy balance is about much more than diet and lifestyle. What we put on our bodies is important too.

Does this mean that you have to throw out all of your favourite personal care products? Not if you don’t want to sweet friend. It’s totally up to you how you move forward!

A healthy lifestyle is a choose your own adventure. So there’s no pressure because it’s all about what you want and what works for you. And if a certain body wash brings you joy and you just can’t bare to let it go, that’s fine.

Instead, balance things out with more homemade goodness to help to reduce your exposure.

Water is pouring from a tub's faucet and a tray with flowers and candles sits ready for a relaxing bath

Less is more, but that doesn’t mean you need to pressure yourself to live perfectly. That’s impossible!

So let’s make balance fun instead! Here are some of my favourite DIY relaxing bath recipes.

And to make it even more awesome, I created a free Relaxing Bath Recipe E-Book for you so you have some awesome recipes on hand when you need them!

Get it right here:

Ready to have some fun? Me too!

6 Easy Recipes for an Amazingly Relaxing Bath

1. Soothing Lavender Bath

A picture of water pouring from the faucet of a pink tub.

  • 1 1/2 Cups of Epsom Salt
  • 5-10 Drops of Lavender Essential Oil

Mix everything together in a little bowl and add to your bath. I like to add it as the water pours for the best aromatherapy ever!

This bath will leave you feeling calm and ready for sleep!

Why? Because Lavender Essential oil is the perfect addition to a night time bath. It’s known to be calming and relaxing.

In fact, this study showed that it can help to reduce anxiety and improve sleep quality. Isn’t that so awesome?!

Oh, and lavender may help to sooth inflammation and reduce the appearance of skin blemishes, which is great news for anyone with eczema, acne or skin inflammation. Relaxation and skin care all in one! Magic! (source)

2. Buzzle Bath

A close up of the side of a womans face as she enjoys a relaxing bath

  • 1 Cup of Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Cup of Baking Soda

Add this in as the water pours so it’s all mixed up once your tub is full!

It’s like high school chemistry in your bath tub! The acidic apple cider vinegar reacts with the basic baking soda. When you first put these bad boys in the bathtub you’ll get some temporary bubbling and a buzzing sound. Hence it’s catchy name!

Baking soda has so much to offer your skin!

Baking soda kicks yeast infections in the pants, easing symptoms like the horrible itchy, burning sensations. It’s even been shown to kill the Candida cells that can lead to the development of yeast infections and has an antifungal affect. Take that infections! (source 1, source 2)

It may help soothe urinary tract infections symptoms too. (source)

For my fellow eczema peeps or psoriasis friends, baking soda baths may help to relive itchiness and irritation. Which is a godsend, am I right? (source 1, source 2)

And, while more research is needed, it’s possible that apple cider vinegar baths may help to fight infections like yeast infection and bacterial vaginosis. As well as athletes foot and dandruff. This is all thanks to it’s ability to kick bacteria and yeast in the booty! (source)

It might also help to improve eczema symptoms by restoring the skin’s naturally acidic protective barrier (people with eczema tend to have a higher skin pH than those who don’t, who knew?) (source)

3. Deep Breath Bath

A plant that appears to be eucalyptus sits in a cup full of water.

  • 1 Cup of Epsom Salt
  • 1 Cup of Baking Soda
  • 5 Drops of Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Mix in a bowl and add to the bath as it fills up.

We already know the benefits of baking soda! Epsom salts sadly have no scientific evidence to back up the goodness people naturally associate with it. I know, I’m as shocked as you are! But I enjoy it and I know many others do too, so it’s still a lovely addition to the tub!

Adding in the Eucalyptus provides beautiful you with a relaxing scent and helps you breathe clearer. It’s a super great bath mix when you’re feeling stuffed up.

Inhaling lovely eucalyptus might help to relieve cold symptoms and using it topically could have a decongestant affect. So it’s a total win! (source)

And even if you aren’t sick, breathing easier is never a bad thing. Ready to relax in this goodness?

4. Bath Bombs

A towel, bath bomb and candle sit waiting on a bath tray. The tub is full of water.

Who doesn’t love a good bath bomb? We’ve got that baking soda goodness in there! And you can personalize them with whatever essential oils and herbs you want. It’s so much fun!

The best part? They’re super easy to make. I happen to have a whole post with easy instructions waiting below:

Super Simple 5 Ingredient Bath Bomb Recipe

5. Coconut Milk Bath

A close up view of coconut milk bath, recipe by mshealthesteem.com

All the great fats in coconut can do awesome things for your skin, like:

  • Strengthen and increase your skin surface lipid levels
  • Hydrate and moisturize
  • Fight bacteria and ease eczema symptoms

And you may very well have all of the ingredients in your kitchen already. All you need is shredded coconut, corn starch, creamed coconut and, if you want, essential oils. Boom! Magic!

The instructions are right here:

DIY Nourishing Coconut Milk Bath

6. Oil Bath Melts

An overheard view of oil bath melts, recipe by mshealthesteem.com

Bath oils can feel so luxurious and leave your skin silky smooth!

Plus, they’re really kind to your skin:

  • Deeply hydrating
  • Soothe dry or irritated skin
  • may help to prevent and/or treat certain skin diseases, like psoriasis and acne
  • Potential to help with wound healing
  • Protect your lovely skin from sun damage
  • Strengthen and increase your skin surface lipid levels

That’s a whole lot of win! I love to make a big batch so I can enjoy them often. It’s kind of like meal prep but for self-care instead! Plus you can personalize these bad boys with your favourite skin friendly essential oils too. Who wants in?

Here’s the recipe: How To Make Absolutely Wonderful Oil Bath Melts

Final Thoughts on Creating Your Own Relaxing Bath Recipes

Roses float in a relaxing milk bath.

Bath’s are a lovely way to relax and unwind! And you can make them even better by adding in a little extra goodness.

But being mindful of what you put in the bath is a good idea, especially if you have sensitive skin or an infection. And, hey, limiting unnecessary exposure to potential reproductive and developmental toxins is never a bad idea!

Just make sure to hydrate while you soak.

Hot baths, salts and increased sweating can all lead to dehydration. It’s a great idea to keep a glass of water handy.

And, if you have sensitive skin, moisturize when you’re done.

This is a good opportunity to give your skin cells a little extra love and help to prevent dryness or irritation.

Want to add a deep conditioner and chocolate coffee face mask to the mix?

Take your bath to the next level! Your free copy of the The Health-Esteem Relaxing Bath Recipe Book has a deliciously wonderful chocolate coffee face mask and coconut deep conditioner recipe along with the other goodness.

Don’t forget to pick up your copy right here:

Do you have any relaxing bath recipes to share? What’s your go to way to relax and unwind? Let me know in the comments below. 

Health and love,

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33 Comments

  1. Reply

    GiGi Eats Celebrities

    September 5, 2019

    I wish I liked bathing more. I love showers, but baths, I just find them to be too time consuming and boring, LOL! Maybe I am doing it wrong – I need to try one out again with your recipe! 😉

    • Reply

      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      October 4, 2019

      Hey, it’s ok! There’s no one size fits all when it comes to self-care. If baths aren’t your think that’s ok. There are tons of other options, including relaxing showers. Listening to your body, your needs and your preferences is awesome. It sounds like your doing fantastic <3

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    Kelly Martin

    September 6, 2019

    These bath recipes look great. So calming and relaxing.

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      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      October 4, 2019

      So glad you like them Kelly! Thank you 🙂

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    Ruchie

    September 6, 2019

    This is so relaxing I love bubble bath quite times…You have shared some great relaxing baths!!

    • Reply

      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      October 4, 2019

      Bubble baths can be so nice! If you enjoy bubble baths, I love Carina Organics Sweet Pea bubble bath – smells like magic and it makes awesome bubbles. And it’s kind to sensitive skin. So nice! Did you have a favourite? I’d love to know 🙂

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    Invading Mars Blog

    September 6, 2019

    I love these recipes! I don’t take enough baths but really need to step it up. I didn’t know baking soda was so beneficial. Thanks for sharing this!

    • Reply

      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      October 4, 2019

      I had so much fun researching baking soda! Isn’t that cool? I hope you get to enjoy baths more often soon. We all deserve to indulge in whatever self-care activities make us feel good and help us relax as often as we can <3.

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    WanderlustBeautyDreams

    September 6, 2019

    Will be trying these recipes out this weekend. Im in need of spa day and just relax. Such great recommendations.

    • Reply

      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      October 4, 2019

      I hope you had an awesome relaxing weekend. Oh my goodness, a spa day is pure magical. I think I’ll need to indulge in one soon too <3.

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    clydequin93

    September 6, 2019

    I love bathing, it gives me time to think and breathe especially from a long and stressful day. I love the health esteem relaxing bath recipe book by the way. 🙂

    • Reply

      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      October 4, 2019

      I’m so glad you love the book! Thank you! I hope you get the chance to treat yourself to all of the bath recipes that interest you and soak any stress away. Baths really do work so well at easing stress. I feel the same way!

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    TheSuperMomLife

    September 6, 2019

    I haven’t had a nice, relaxing bath in soooo long. I need to make the time for one soon.

    • Reply

      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      October 4, 2019

      I hope you get to indulge soon hun! They really do work wonders in the relaxation department :).

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    Emman Damian

    September 6, 2019

    I like baths since it relaxes me and it helps me think more. I hope I can do a LONG one this weekend. Just stay for 30 mins in the bath tub and relax!

    • Reply

      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      October 4, 2019

      I hope you go to enjoy that long bath Emman! It really does help to relax you so much. Thank goodness for baths 🙂

  9. Reply

    mayurisjikoni

    September 6, 2019

    Beautiful shots. Like the one about baking soda and vinegar which helps to fight yeast and other infections. Also would love to try the coconut milk bath.

    • Reply

      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      October 4, 2019

      Isn’t that so cool? And it’s kind of fun! A little science experiment in the tub. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do Mayu 🙂

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    Viktoria

    September 6, 2019

    these are so great! would love to try out a bunch of these, especially with some good fall scents.

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      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      October 4, 2019

      That sounds awesome Viktoria! I’d love to hear what fall scents you put together. Such a great way to make it more fun and relaxing ^^

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    Emily Fata

    September 6, 2019

    I totally need a muscle relaxing bath right about now! Baths are a great way to help with that.

    • Reply

      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      October 4, 2019

      They’re so soothing! Absolutely! I hope that it helped tons Emily. Thank goodness for baths <3

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    Eileen M Loya

    September 6, 2019

    A coconut milk bath would be so luxurious! I want to go ahead and try that. I will soak my tiredness away.

    • Reply

      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      October 4, 2019

      Oh my goodness, it’s magical! I hope you love it as much as I do Eileen! Let me know what you think. Happy relaxing 🙂

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    Angela Ricardo Bethea

    September 7, 2019

    I definitely need me a relaxing bath asap! I’ve been quite stress lately and I know for sure a good bath with help me relax a little. I’m gonna try some of those recipes to see which one helps me best.

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      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      October 4, 2019

      I hope it helps you feel more relaxed Angela! And that things calm down soon. I’m glad you’re being extra gentle with yourself and indulging in relaxing self-care activities in the mean time <3. Sending tons of love your way!

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    Erin Knight

    September 7, 2019

    I love the idea of taking a relaxing bath after a stressful day. I used to take lavender essential oil bath and it makes me feel so relaxed and refreshing.

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      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      October 4, 2019

      That is such a lovely de-stressing ritual. Oh my goodness, lavender is amazing! I hope you enjoy your next dip in the tub 🙂

  15. Reply

    megforitcom

    September 9, 2019

    You make me wish we designed a bathtub into this tiny house!!!!

    • Reply

      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      October 4, 2019

      I’m so sorry! You can spoil yourself to some homemade coffee scrub and make your show time a little extra decadent instead <3. I have a recipe right here https://mshealthesteem.com/grounded-coffee-scrub/. I think your tiny house looks amazing! Hope it’s all coming together exactly as you dreamed 🙂

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