Fresh chamomile flowers and pain relieving epsom salt combine in this herbal bath salt. Scented with your favorite essential oil, this recipe can be used in the bath or to soak your tired feet. Great for uplifting and relaxing your body after a long day.

Each spring, we plan out our garden, order seeds and start our little seedlings indoors. Among our list of plants to grow are plenty of herbs. Everything from yarrow and calendula to mint, lemon balm and comfrey. One of our favorite herbs to grow is chamomile. These little beauties bring such cheer to the garden with their delicate white petals and bright yellow centers. Who knew that a daisy look-alike was chock-full of healing properties?

Chamomile is a medicinal herb that can be used to treat issues internally such as an upset stomach or to reduce anxiety. It is well know for its calming, slightly sedative properties to help people relax and get a good nights rest.

Externally, chamomile is great for soothing irritated skin, relieving rashes, redness and itchy skin. It has anti-inflammatory properties which makes it ideal to use in a bath salt. The anti-fungal attributes make this a wonderful soak for your toes.

However you choose to use chamomile, the healing powers of the little flower will surely bless your body.

Herbal Bath Soak

Since chamomile is in full bloom right now, you can simply clip the fresh flowers from your garden and mix them with the epsom salt. The salt helps to preserve the beautiful coloring of the herb. If you don’t have access to any fresh chamomile, you can use dried chamomile. Just skip step 2 in the bath salt tutorial below.

Epsom salt is is well known to alleviate sore muscles. It is wonderful for eliminating toxins from the body and is an excellent choice to reduce foot odor and restore tired feet. Baking soda was added into this homemade herbal bath salt for its ability to soften the water. Finally, oats are a great natural ingredient to soothe dry, irritated or inflamed areas on your body. Top it all off with your favorite essential oil to add fragrance and more calming properties.

DIY Herbal Bath Salt Recipe

This DIY bath salt is made with fresh chamomile flowers, skin soothing oats and pain relieving epsom salt. Perfect for hard working homesteaders, Moms or to give as a gift to your favorite friend.

Makes: Enough for 1 bath or two foot soaks

Ingredients to Make Homemade Bath Salt

1/2 cup (112 g) epsom salt
1/4 cup (16 g) fresh chamomile flowers*
1 Tbs (9 g) baking soda
1 Tbs (6 g) rolled oats, ground
3-4 drops of your favorite essential oil (orange, bergamot or lavender are nice choices)

How to Make Homemade Bath Salt

In a food processor, add the epsom salt and chamomile flowers. Pulse the processor about 10 times to blend the flowers and salt together. 

Line a baking sheet with a piece of wax or parchment paper. Spread the salt mixture across the paper and allow to dry for about a day.

In a mixing bowl, combine the herb salt, baking soda and ground oats. Add essential oil and stir thoroughly to combine.

To use, pour the salts into warm water in your bathtub or foot basin. Soak away your sore muscles and troubles and enjoy a relaxing moment.

Tips for Making the Best Herbal Bath Salt

If you don’t have any fresh chamomile flowers on hand, you can use dried chamomile flowers. Place the flowers and salt in a food processor to combine but skip the drying stage in step 2.

Air drying the herbs allows the salt to wick away moisture from the flowers. This step preserves the herbs color as well as prevents decay in case you plan to use the bath salt at a later date in the future.

Calendula can easily be swapped for the fresh chamomile flowers and will work wonders on your skin.

Yield: Enough for 1 bath or two foot soaks

Chamomile Bath Salt

Chamomile Bath Salt

Fresh chamomile flowers and pain relieving epsom salt combine in this herbal bath salt. Scented with your favorite essential oil, this recipe can be used in the bath or to soak your tired feet. Great for uplifting and relaxing your body after a long day.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (112 g) epsom salt
  • 1/4 cup (16 g) fresh chamomile flowers*
  • 1 Tbs (9 g) baking soda
  • 1 Tbs (6 g) rolled oats, ground
  • 3-4 drops of your favorite essential oil (orange, bergamot or lavender are nice choices)

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, add the epsom salt and chamomile flowers. Pulse the processor about 10 times to blend the flowers and salt together. 
  2. Line a baking sheet with a piece of wax or parchment paper. Spread the salt mixture across the paper and allow to dry for about a day.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine the herb salt, baking soda and ground oats. Add essential oil and stir thoroughly to combine.
  4. To use, pour the salts into warm water in your bathtub or foot basin. Soak away your sore muscles and troubles and enjoy a relaxing moment.

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