Taking a relaxing evening bath after a long day at work or time spent in the cold weather is one of our favorite things to do. It’s even better, though, if you have all your favorite bath products with you so you can really make sure you pamper yourself! Sure, you can buy things like bath bombs and skin scrubs at the store, but they’re not always natural in their ingredients. Homemade and DIY bath time recipes, however, are common! That makes them perfect for people with skin or scent sensitivities. If we’re honest, we enjoy making our own products though do not have any allergies to bath products. Just have fun!
Check out these 15 awesome bath time recipes that will keep you busy and entertained before you shower, relaxed during it, and feeling refreshed after!
1. DIY bath fizzies
Martha Stewart walks you through the process of making your own bath fizzies! Although it is true that the best part of it is, in fact, the part where they flow in water, that is not the truth. only something they do for your bathing experience. These also make the water, the room, and you smell like a lot of fresh scents like grapefruit. They can even make your skin feel smooth afterwards!
2. Coconut lime sugar scrub
You’ve probably heard before that you should exfoliate your face lightly to keep skin clean, smooth, and even, but did you know that exfoliating the rest of your body is a good idea, too? Natural sugar scrubs, like this deliciously scented coconut lime one from The Idea Room, will remove damaged skin cells and keep your body looking great.
3. DIY fresh lemon soap
Did you know you can even make your own soap? This is a good idea if you know that your skin is sensitive to store-bought soaps or that their perfumey smell bothers you. We absolutely love this homemade lemon scented bar from The Idea Room.
4. Milk bath at home
Are you looking for something that will help you relax your entire body and fully hydrate your skin? Then a milk bath is exactly what you need! This recipe from The Happier Homemaker shows how you can make your own blend using actual powdered goat milk.
5. Lime and mint foot soak
Sometimes, instead of a full bath, all you need is to soak your soles and toes after your feet all day. If you take the time to soak them in warm water, you can take steps to treat your skin a little too! This deliciously scented lime and mint foot soak will soften your heels and make your toes happy. Get the recipe from Tidy Mom.
6. Homemade bath salts
Do you prefer bath salts to milk baths for a fresh smelling tub and a nice, smooth feeling on your skin afterwards? Then we definitely suggest this recipe from The Idea Room! Nothing clears our mind, skin, and sinuses like the citrus scent of fresh lemons.
7. Lemon sugar scrub
Do you love the smell of lemons so much that you wish all your soothing bath products matched the salts you sprinkled in the water? Well, here’s a delicious alternative to the coconut lime sugar scrub idea for you! The Idea Room shows you how to make it with a refreshing citrus scent.
8. DIY wild orange body butter
Your shower may be over, but there’s still time to treat yourself afterwards! Our favorite thing to do when we’re dry is to slather on lots of hydrating lotions or body butters to keep our skin healthy, smooth, and resistant to fine lines. Why not pamper yourself while you’re at it? This amazing orange scented body butter by The Idea Room is the perfect DIY product for that.
9. DIY soothing sleepy-time bubble bath
Maybe you’re less concerned about your skin and more about the idea of relaxing enough to feel calm before you go to bed at night? There are many DIY bath products that can help you with that too. We especially love this lavender bubble bath recipe from Hello Glow because the scent of lavender has been proven to have a relaxing effect on people that actually increases your sense of calm and therefore your happiness!
10. DIY epsom and tea bubbly bath soak
Do you like the idea of having a bubbly bath instead of a regular one, but a simple lavender scent isn’t quite what you’re looking for? Perhaps something with a more beneficial effect on your skin is more desirable! This bubbling bath soak by Savvy Naturalista includes epsom salts and tea to smooth and strengthen your skin while also giving you bubbles to enjoy.
11. DIY cocoa bath soak jar
You can’t have too many scents and bath recipes, can you? We keep some in stock so we can enjoy a different bathing experience every time! When it comes to great smells, one of our favorite soaks is Style Me Pretty’s cocoa recipe!
12. DIY mint mojito bath salts
Just like you can’t have too many soaks, you also can’t have too many bath salt options. Every now and then we like to try something new that reminds us of our favorite drink- a fresh mojito! Check out this minty, citrus-y bath salt idea from Hello Natural.
13. Ginger bath detox
Some bath soaks are just for fun and some make you smell good, but there are also soak recipes that have real health benefits. This ginger soak concoction, for example, draws out the minuscule toxins your skin absorbs throughout the day, acting as a cleansing detox treatment. Check it out on Tried and True!
14. Avocado and honey bath time face mask
Don’t you love nothing more than sitting back with an invigorating, soothing face mask while you soak in a hot tub? That’s our favorite way to enjoy a bath too! We find that our skin feels especially smooth and healthy after using an avocado mask, like this sweet avocado and honey recipe from Bathorium.
15. Invigorating peppermint and eucalyptus body wash
Soaps, salts, and masks aren’t the only things you can do at home to make bath time the best it can be! When we’re feeling extra creative, we make our own DIY body wash. Instead of smelling cheaply fruity like store-bought soaps, this recipe from Plume Perfume uses the fresh scent of peppermint and eucalyptus to leave you feeling energized on top of getting clean!
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