The At-Home Spa Experience

Trust us, we recognize the functionality and beauty of a stand-alone shower, but there is something to be said about a bathtub and all that it provides. Can’t you just imagine it, having the opportunity to shut the world out and recline into a perfectly heated (98 degrees F) cocoon of luxury surrounded by candles and the sweet tantalizing vocals of Maxwell (or Yo-Yo Ma if that’s your thing) playing softly in the background. After a long hard day of “adulting”, there is almost nothing that can compare.

So, for all of the oh-so-lucky bathtub owners out there, here are some of the best bath salt/ bath enhancement recipes that are sure to add value to your “me” time with your bathtub.

What You Will Need

Mason Jar

Store your mixtures in glass jars in order to keep out moisture and preserve the aroma.


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When you are ready to use your enhancement, transfer all solid ingredients into a cheesecloth (or muslin), seal off the top with a tie, and drop directly into the bath.

This will stop the salts from clogging pipes and jets.


De-Stress Bath Recipe

2 Cups sea salt

3 Drops Lavender essential oil

3 Drops Rosewood essential oil

Mix oils with sea salt and store in a decorative glass or screw top container. To use, simply add a handful to your cheesecloth and drop into your bath.  Be sure to use all-natural essential oils, not synthetic or perfume oils which may contain petroleum products and can be toxic.

De-Stress Bath Example

Detox Bath Recipe

1 Cup sea salt

2 Cups baking soda

1 Cup Epsom Salt

1 to 2 tablespoons glycerin per bath

Combine sea salt, baking soda and Epsom Salt in a bowl. Stir to blend. Add glycerin to keep your skin from drying out and essential oils of choice. Store in a glass or screw-top container. In order to avoid damage to your Whirlpool or Thermal Air system, make a small pouch out of muslin or cheesecloth and fill it with your recipe ingredients.

Detox Bath Example

Try these recipes and leave us a comment letting us know how they improved your life. We are pretty confident that they will. Happy Soaking!


*Using any of these recipes should be followed by an immediate flushing of your Whirlpool and/or Thermal Air System in order to avoid clogging or buildup.

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