DIY Eucalyptus & Lavender Bath Soak: A Must-Have

DIY Eucalyptus & Lavender Bath Soak: A Must-Have
Eucalyptus & Lavender bath soak

For as far back as I remember I have been a bath girl, with pictures that show water that was crazy dirty, proving that I was a child of the 80’s and spent my days outdoors and not in front of the TV. That’s why I love this DIY Eucalyptus & Lavender Bath Soak.

Baths have given me a place to run away from my kids (although far too many times they have ended up in the bath with me), they have been the backdrop to me reading my favourite books, forever changed by the water marks of my wet fingers changing the pages.

Baths have been places where I have retreated to cry, letting the hot water blind me from the burning tears running down my face, but they have also soothed my aching body on days when I didn’t think I could move again.

With the cold weather upon us, I know that it will only be a matter of time before my kids come home with runny/stuffy noses. No matter what we do we can’t seem to go a year without this happening and it makes life hard, especially bedtime.

Even though we rub the kids with our homemade vapor rub and have the humidifier going if we don’t do a warm bath with these salts in it, they clog right up and cant fall asleep. I hate seeing them suffer, and hate laying in bed for hours trying to put them to sleep when they keep making weird noises with their noses.

This is now year 2 that we are making these simple and wonderful bath salts and we love them so much we decided to dress them up and use them as gifts as well. I made six 500ml “fancy” blue mason jars filled with Eucalyptus and Lavender Bath Soak and it cost around $12, not bad when combined with a few other inexpensive DIY’s.

The eucalyptus is a wonderful decongestant and the lavender will help you and the kiddos fall right asleep after bath time, so that they have time to get better.

Eucalyptus & Lavender Bath Soak

What You Need:

6-mason jars (500 ml)
12 cups of epsom salt (I buy at Bulk Bark $5 for 5 lbs)
50 drops EACH of Lavender and Eucalyptus Essential Oil
(this may seem like a lot of oil but it is a lot of salt)


measure epsom salt

Measure out the epsom salt so that you have enough to fill all the jars and put it in a large container. I use large Rubbermaid containers for this.

Add the lavender and eucalyptus essential oil all over the salt. Add more or less to suit your likes and needs.

epsom salt

Stir the salt so that the oil is incorporated in all of the salt. My son did all the stirring for this one

stirring salt

Pour into final containers and make sure they are sealed well. If you are planning on doing this for your family, just keep it stored in a large container.

Bath soak in mason jars

I made simple tags for mine but you could easily buy cute labels from your local dollar store.

Eucalyptus & lavender bath soak

Eucalyptus & Lavender bath soak

So quick and easy and it works so well you will be making more to fill the demand! What kinds of gifts will you be making this holiday season to give out?

*Note* These instructions can easily be doubled or halved. Don’t feel pressured to make as much if you are just making it for yourself, or just want to try it out before making a huge batch. I knew I needed 12 cups of finished product so I made that much.

Aneta Alaei
Aneta Alaei

Aneta is a Toronto-based mom of four that loves a good meal, great company, and learning something new. In her free time, you can find her trying to keep yet another plant alive.

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  1. December 2, 2014 / 5:00 pm

    Love this idea! I’ll be thrifting some frames from Goodwill and placing our holiday pictures in them. Thought it give our gifts a personal touch. Great post!

  2. December 2, 2014 / 5:19 pm

    Great idea. I love making my own bath salts with YoungLiving essential oils. They are much better than the store-bought varieties. Thank you!

  3. December 3, 2014 / 2:00 am

    This is a great idea and so simple. Thank you!

  4. December 3, 2014 / 3:07 am

    It really is so simply but it works so well.

  5. December 3, 2014 / 3:08 am

    I have never tried Young Living. Hear really great stuff about them but I just grab what is in the stores and it works well

  6. December 3, 2014 / 3:09 am

    I am trying to teach our kids that they can make gifts that will be just as impressive as store bought and now they feel like Santa

    February 27, 2015 / 11:24 am

    now this sounds soothing

  8. rachel jenkins
    February 27, 2015 / 11:46 am

    This stuff looks awesome!!

  9. John Thuku
    March 24, 2015 / 1:41 pm

    What a great idea. Thank you for sharing it.

  10. josephine evans
    March 27, 2015 / 7:39 pm

    This is an awesome idea! I want to make some this weekend! Thanks for this 😀

  11. Treen Goodwin
    April 2, 2015 / 11:29 am

    Wow love this , i will pass the recipe on to my Sister in-law she loves making this kinda stuff , and hopefully she will make me some 😉 thanks for sharing 🙂

  12. Laurie P
    June 10, 2015 / 1:24 pm

    This could be fun to try! I love eucalyptus….

  13. Caroline
    June 13, 2015 / 3:55 pm

    This sounds very relaxing. I love the scent of lavender.

  14. jamie hall
    June 17, 2015 / 11:34 pm

    i love the scent of eucalyptus

  15. John C
    June 30, 2015 / 11:17 am

    Great suggestions, sounds very soothing!

  16. Debbie S.
    June 30, 2015 / 12:17 pm

    Sounds wonderful and easy too. Also very inexpensive.

  17. KC
    July 4, 2015 / 7:21 pm

    I love baths and I love lavender. This looks so wonderful, I have got to try it!

  18. Jane Reid
    July 6, 2015 / 7:09 am

    They look fantastic! great gifts and a good idea to get children involved making those lovely bath products

  19. Treen Goodwin
    July 7, 2015 / 9:36 am

    awesome sounds amazing would be great to relax and soak in the tub , thanks for sharing !

  20. mrdisco
    July 8, 2015 / 8:05 pm

    affordable and luxurious. that’s a great combo.

  21. Maggie C
    July 12, 2015 / 8:16 am

    Lavendar is my favourite scent! Thanks for this DIY .. I am always looking at Pinterest for inspirations =)

  22. Nancy J Montgomery
    July 14, 2015 / 10:29 pm

    Sounds like something even I could do. Thanks!

  23. Debbie Bashford
    August 13, 2015 / 7:47 am

    would make great stocking stuffers!

  24. Amy Lovell
    August 16, 2015 / 9:06 am

    These sound great!! Def would make a fab gift!! Thanks!

  25. William Deaffie
    August 16, 2015 / 4:59 pm

    What a great idea. I love my bubble baths. Yes I am a guy but I need to relax too!

  26. Julie
    September 13, 2015 / 12:00 pm

    sigh, I rarely have the time alone needed for a bath…but I’ll use this on the few occasions that ever happens anymore.

  27. Debbie S.
    September 23, 2015 / 11:13 pm

    Thank you for this recipe. I think it is time to make my own. I absolutely love bath salts and I love the scents. Pinning!

  28. kathy downey
    October 29, 2015 / 5:22 pm

    Thanks for the great idea,sounds simple enough

  29. Victoria Ess
    November 7, 2015 / 12:38 pm

    The scents of this soak sound amazing!

  30. Bailey Dexter
    November 7, 2015 / 2:09 pm

    Thanks for the recipe! I will be trying this one.!

  31. Debbie White Beattie
    June 6, 2017 / 5:24 am

    I’ve never made anything like this but it’s such a great idea and I especially like that I could use any scent I like