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DIY CBD Bath Salts You Can Make at Home

Christina M. Ward is a freelance writer, CBD living & wellness blogger living in the sun-shiny state of South Carolina.

Natural Beauty at Home

Since picking up a copy of Natural Beauty for all Seasons by Janice Cox nearly 20 years ago, I have been infatuated with making my own natural beauty and health products.

I was a hairdresser at the time, and learning about healthy at-home alternatives coincided with learning about essential oils and the positive benefits they could have for my clients. I remember very distinctly falling in love with ylang-ylang.

I learned from some very talented people in the homeopathic and clean beauty industry that what we do with and to our skin impacts our health. I learned about ingredients and how they impact our environment.

And I wanted to make better choices for my body and our planet. Maybe you do too? Today, I’ll share with you a more natural way to ease your achy body and your soul, which also needs care.

Let’s take a look at a DIY CBD bath salts recipe you can whip up at home for a clean beauty option to soothe away your stresses of the day.

CBD Bath Salts Recipe with Essential Oils Ingredients

  • 3 cups plain, non-scented Epsom salts (must be Epsom salts — not sea salt, etc.)
  • 1/2 dropper cbdMD tincture, 1000 mg.
  • 1 dropper Hemp Oil (mine is by Beauty Untouched, and I happened to find it in an outlet store)
  • 10–15 drops of your favorite essential oils. (I used 10 drops of Ylang-Ylang and 5 drops of Clary Sage)
  • 10–15 drops of your favorite liquid food coloring colors. I used 8 drops of yellow, four drops of green, and 3 drops of blue.

CBD Bath Salts Ingredients Description

I wanted the best and most targeted ingredients I could find to soothe away my daily stresses and aches.

Clary Sage Essential Oil: antidepressant effects, anti-inflammatory effects, improved digestion, antibacterial effects, stress relief, and improved circulation. (Medical News Today

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil: The health benefits of ylang-ylang essential oil can be attributed to its properties as an antidepressant, antiseborrheic, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, nervine, and sedative substance. It is also used for lowering high blood pressure.  (Organic Facts Website)

CBD Oil: To address anxiety…helps to treat insomnia… an option for treating different types of chronic pain. A study from the European Journal of Pain showed that CBD applied to the skin could help lower pain and inflammation due to arthritis using an animal model. Another study demonstrated how CBD inhibits inflammatory and neuropathic pain, two of the most difficult types of chronic pain to treat.  (Harvard Medical School Website)

Hemp Oil: The oil from the hemp seed is highly nutritious and may be especially helpful for the skin. This oil's vitamins and fatty acids may help keep the skin healthy and prevent breakouts.  (Medical News Today)

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Note: Hemp Oil, which is made from hemp seed, is not the same thing as CBD Oil (above). Hemp oil has benefits for the skin, which is why I have included it in this recipe.

Epsom Salts: Epsom salt bathwater can soften rough, dry skin and exfoliate dead skin cells. It may also soothe skin affected by skin conditions, including eczema and psoriasis. It may provide pain relief and reduce swelling in people living with certain inflammatory conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, gout, and psoriatic arthritis. Epsom salt contains magnesium and may help the body eliminate toxins responsible for exacerbating inflammation while also reducing swelling, stiffness, and pain. Research has found that people suffering from mental and physical stress benefit when their magnesium levels are managed.  ( Medical News Today)


How to Mix Your CBD Oil Bath Salts

The fun part! Follow these quick and easy steps for your bath salts!

  1. Using a large metal, glass, or ceramic bowl and a wire whisk, add in the Epsom salts and whisk well as you add in each other ingredient.
  2. The last ingredient is the food coloring — whisk and add until you get the desired color. I prefer paler colors as the softer colors are more soothing to me.
  3. Once you have your salts mixed well, place them in a container with an airtight lid (I recycled a container from a previous bath salt product I'd used up, which had a scoop!)

Using Your CBD Oil Bath Salts

It's so easy!

Simply pour 1/2 to 3/4 cup under running bathwater. Be sure to soak for at least 15 minutes to allow your aches and pains (and your stresses!) to melt away.

What's the Big Deal with CBD?

I’ll admit, I am on the CBD craze bandwagon. It took months of research to find a few brands I wanted to sample and test out. And boy, oh boy, I tried CBD everything, and the results were flabbergasting.

CBD is an excellent skin moisturizer, but also, there's some kind of hint of magic in there. I don't know exactly what it is yet, but the stuff just makes my skin so happy!

I am forever on the hemp train!

So, I took my years of experience and my obsession with wellness, and I smashed them into a luxurious recipe to help with aches and pains, skin blemishes, various mental health benefits, improved circulation, and the list goes on!

And now, I make sure to never run out of my new favorite made-at-home CBD oil bath salts!

This content is for informational purposes only and does not substitute for formal and individualized diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed medical professional. Do not stop or alter your current course of treatment. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

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