Blueberry Thyme Bath Salts Recipe (A Homemade Mother’s Day Gift Idea)
If you’re looking for an easy homemade recipe for bath salts, then make this blueberry thyme bath salts recipe! This bath salt recipe is formulated with Epsom salt and magnesium flakes to ease sore muscles and reduce stress. Plus it smells amazing! (It’s kind of cotton candy like. My friends LOVE this scent.)
Learn how to make this Epsom salt bath salts recipe for sore muscles for yourself or as a delightful homemade Mother’s day gift. This is the perfect handmade gift to help you – and your Mom! – unwind from daily stress or muscle aches and pains. A must for any self care routine.
Moms Need Time Out for Self Care Too!
Both as women and as mothers, we often try to take on too much and brush self care aside. Not only does this put a strain on our emotional wellbeing, it leaves us feeling overwhelmed and underappreciated. Basically on a fast track to burning out. (Are they still calling that a nervous breakdown?)
Recently a dear friend remarked to me how she exhausted she is day in and day out. How nice it would be if someone took of her once in a while. Not only does she push herself to work two jobs, she’s also always on her feet working through chronic pain. Home life isn’t much different. Like many of us, she’s also expected to tackle all the chores and cooking.
It’s easy to understand why she feels so run down. Don’t we all have those days? It can be a challenge to learn how to say no. Or to stand up for yourself and demand things change when you’re caught in a cycle. We all need a break from time to time. We aren’t machines. And we certainly can’t continue to keep doing everything and then some without help. It’s no wonder many of us feel as if we are just surviving.
This homemade bath salts recipe is the perfect way to
push gently nudge your Mom into taking some time out for herself. And to remind her that yes, you do appreciate everything she’s done for you. By making this easy bath salts recipe for a homemade Mother’s day gift, you’re not only helping her relax, but ease away tension and sore muscle pain as well. This easy bath salts recipe yields two 8 oz. containers of blueberry thyme bath salts. So you can make one for mom, and keep the other for yourself!
Using Magnesium Flakes for Bath Salts Recipes
If you read my recent posts on how to make pineapple hidden color bath bombs or magnesium oil, then you’ll recall why magnesium flakes are my new favorite ingredient. Not only is this salt, also known as magnesium chloride, more readily absorbed by skin then Epsom salt, it can be used in a number of different ways. You can use magnesium flakes to make a simple magnesium oil recipe to ease sore muscles and restless legs. Or give it a try in a magnesium body butter that calms your body and assists with a restful night’s sleep. It can also be used as a key ingredient in a recipe for bath salts.
Magnesium flakes are better suited than Epsom salt for topical application as they are more readily absorbed by skin. FOr this homemade bath salts recipe I used both magnesium flakes and Epsom salt. I also included a touch of moisturizing shea nut oil. The combination of these ingredients make my easy blueberry thyme bath salts recipe a wonderful remedy for stress relief and sore muscle recovery. It can even help to improve circulation!
Keep reading to learn how to make my blueberry thyme bath salts recipe to gift as a homemade Mother’s day gift for mom!
Blueberry Thyme Bath Salts Recipe
19 oz. Epsom salt
1.5 oz. magnesium flakes
.25 oz. polysorbate 80
.25 oz. shea nut oil (aka fractionated shea butter)
.25 oz. blueberry thyme fragrance oil
1/2 teaspoon lip & eye safe pink mica powder
dried cornflowers, to suit
Using a digital scale, weigh out the Epsom salt and magnesium flakes into a large glass bowl. (I like to use glass Pyrex measuring cups for mixing. I have them in all sizes.) Mix well to combine. Then measure out the mica powder and mix evenly throughout the salt mixture. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, weigh out the shea nut oil, polysorbate 80 and fragrance oil. (Polysorbate 80 keeps the mica powder from staining your tub.) Mix well.
Now combine the dry salt mixture with the liquid mixture. Mix thoroughly until all of the salt is evenly coated. Then mix in cornflowers as desired to achieve the look you want and to add contrast.
Finally, fill your containers of choice with your homemade bath salts. (I used a thick walled PET amber jar as well as an upcycled soup container that resembles a milk jar.)
Then add stickers, ribbons or gift tags as desired to give your bath salts as a homemade Mother’s Day gift.
To use, simply add the desired amount to warm bath water, sink in, relax and enjoy!
Try Another Easy Bath Salts Recipe
If you love my blueberry thyme homemade bath salts recipe, then try one of these other easy bath salt recipes as well!
- Chamomile & Calendula Herbal Bath Salts
- Natural Pain Relief Bath Salts
- Lavender & Rose Herbal Bath Salts
- Natural Lavender Bath Salts
- Orange & Eucalyptus Bath Salts
More Homemade Mother’s Day Gift Ideas
Looking for more ideas for mom? Try one of these other homemade Mother’s day gift ideas. Learn how to make custom Hand Painted Ceramic Vases or an Easy Needle Felted Wine Bag. You can also view an entire collection of the best homemade Mother’s day gifts here. You can also discover more ways to practice self care here.
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July 15, 2019 at 8:28 am
Thanks for sharing
I’ve been making bath salts with Magnesium flakes too! They’re so relaxing and beautiful!
Just a question you may be able to answer, do your ever sweat..? Mine seem to start to oxidize very fast, I’m not sure if it’s the amount of scent I’m adding..?
It’s so annoying that they have to be in an airtight container ……
Love to know if you’ve found a way a round this problem.
Rebecca D. Dillon
July 15, 2019 at 8:53 am
Magnesium does tend to absorb moisture from the air around it. So an airtight container stored in a cool, dry location works best when working with magnesium flakes. I’ve used them in bath bombs, however, with no issues by including a hard butter in my recipe.
December 21, 2020 at 2:56 pm
Can you use fractionated coconut oil instead?
Rebecca D. Dillon
December 22, 2020 at 12:07 pm
Yes, you can sub out the carrier oil.
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