Winter Joy Bath Salts: DIY Detox Bath Recipe

Looking for a last-minute gift for a loved one? Personalize your gifts this year with fully customized and handmade bath salts!

These Winter Joy Bath Salts will transform your regular bath experience into a relaxing, spa-like experience!

Infused with uplifting and relaxing essential oils, these detoxifying bath salts smell great and have amazing aromatic benefits that refresh your senses.

What I Love About This Detox Bath Recipe

I love that this recipe is super easy to prepare. With just a few mixing ingredients that are safe and all-natural, I get myself some fancy bath salts that I can use for a relaxing bath after a long day or give as a gift to someone I love.

What’s in This Winter Joy Bath Salts Recipe

Epsom Salt

Epsom Salt is a famous all-natural remedy for many ailments. Most of these benefits are attributed to the magnesium or sulfates that are found in epsom salt. Some people have found that epsom salt helped them with sleep and stress management, constipation treatment, pain and swelling reduction, and more.1

Almond Oil

Almond Oil serves as the carrier oil for this recipe. It dilutes the essential oils to make it safe to use on the skin. Essential oils are very concentrated and should not be used in its pure state for topical application.

Lime Essential Oil

Lime Essential Oil provides a unique aromatic experience. It gives off a sweet citrusy scent that restores energy and provides calmness. The Lime Essential Oil gives this bath recipe relaxing and uplifting benefits.

Please note that Lime is a phototoxic oil. This means it can cause skin to be extremely sensitive sunlight. In the amounts used in this recipe, Lime Essential Oil is unlikely to have phototoxic effects. However, use caution before using this recipe and spending time in direct sunlight.

Winter Spice Essential Oil Blend

To infuse a seasonal aroma to this detox bath recipe, we added Winter Spice Essential Oil Blend. The oils in this blend help refresh the mind and clear congestion.

Lavender Buds

Dried Lavender Buds work just like its essential oil counterpart. Like Lavender Essential Oil, lavender buds have relaxing benefits. Plus, it makes a luxurious, spa-like bath experience possible in the comfort of your home.

Things to Remember When Using This Recipe

Always dilute an essential oil when using it on the skin. This essential oil recipe is unlikely to cause skin irritation when diluted properly. If the oil has been oxidized (left with the cap off for long periods of time) it is more likely to cause skin irritation. Check out this dilution chart for diluting this essential oil properly. 

If you are pregnant, consult your doctor prior to use.

This essential oil recipe is safe to use with kids aged 10+.

For more information on using essential oils with cats, check out this blog post

For more information on using essential oils with dogs, check out this blog post

We don’t recommend ingesting essential oils unless under the direction of a doctor certified in aromatherapy. For more information on why we don’t ingest essential oils check out this blog post.

*Please note: This post is a compilation of suggestions made by those that have extensively used essential oils and has not been verified scientifically with clinical tests nor reviewed by medical experts. It is anecdotal information and should be treated as such. For serious medical concerns, please consult your doctor. The statements given in this blog post have not been verified by the FDA

Winter Joy Bath Salts Recipe

Winter Joy Bath Salts: Detox Bath Recipe with Essential Oils


  • ¼ cup Epsom salt*

  • 2 Tbsp Himalayan pink salt (optional)*

  • 2 Tbsp almond oil

  • 1 drop Lime Essential Oil†

  • 6 drops Winter Spice Essential Oil Blend

  • ½ Tbsp Lavender buds

  • 2 test tubes


  • In a bowl, mix the salts together.
  • In a small bowl, mix the essential oils and almond oil.
  • Add essential oils to the salt mixture. Stir so that the oils are evenly incorporated.
  • Add flowers and stir.
  • Add mixture to test tube containers.  
  • To use, add contents to the bath for a relaxing and uplifting experience.
  • Store any remaining mixture in a sealable container. 


  • †Some of the essential oils in this recipe are phototoxic. These oils are unlikely to have phototoxic effects in the amounts used in this recipe. To be safe, use caution when entering direct sunlight for 24 hours after use.

Turn Your Bathroom Into a Spa With This Detox Bath Recipe!

Driving to the spa for a day of relaxation isn’t always realistic. So, why not bring that spa-like bath experience to your home? Winter Joy Bath Salts will make a great gift for your loved ones… or yourself! Are you planning on trying out this recipe? We’d love to hear about it on social media with @fromsimplyearth and in the comments below!

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Brianna Elliott, RD  Epsom Salt: Benefits, Uses, and Side Effects. 2018 Dec