Spa-Like Bath Soaks at Home

It’s nearing the end of 2018! For some reason these last few weeks of the year always seem pretty high stress for a lot of people, us included. Between the holidays, heavy work loads, events, traveling, and super cold temperatures for some of us, it can seem a little overwhelming. We’ve found that taking the time for some great self care can really make all the difference. Pick a day or two this month where you can spare an hour to reward your skin, mind, and body to a spa-like bath soak!

scrub me secret: In our previous, November blog post we talked about magnesium and all it’s benefits. All our bath soak recipes include magnesium because of its healing mineral properties. While this ingredient can be left out of the recipes, it’s part of the reason these bath soak recipes are so luxurious and special.


Calming Dry Skin Soak

This soak recipe will soothe and moisturize dry or sensitized skin. Calming oats, kaolin clay, and chamomile provide calming benefits. Arnica oil, grape seed oil, magnesium, and calendula petals help skin to heal and hydrate.

1/2 cup magnesium flakes

1/4 cup oat flour (ground oats) or colloidal oats

1/4 cup kaolin clay

1-2 tablespoons arnica oil

1-2 tablespoons grape seed oil or Argan oil

one serving dry chamomile tea or 1 tablespoon chamomile essential oil

small handful calendula petals


Cold Relief Soak

This special blend of essential oils, magnesium, and herbs aids in congestion relief and helps repair the immune system.

1 cup magnesium flakes

1 cup epsom salt

1-2 tablespoons oregano

5 drops peppermint essential oil

5 drops tea tree essential oil

5 drops eucalyptus essential oil

scrub me secret: don’t have a bathtub but still in need of some major relaxation? Choose our ‘meditation’ or ‘cold relief’ recipe, boil a pot of water on the stove, and add the mixture to the water. You can then stand above the boiled water and inhale the aromatic steam! Leave the magnesium and epsom salts out if you choose this option.


Meditation Soak

This bath soak is for some major aromatic relaxation! Lavender, chamomile, and peppermint paired with magnesium, epsom salt, and Himalayan pink sea salt will have your mind and body feeling serene in no time.

1 cup magnesium flakes

1/2 cup epsom salt

1/2 cup Himalayan pink salt (can be substituted with epsom salt)

1 serving chamomile tea or 1/2 tablespoon chamomile essential oil

10 drops lavender essential oil

4 drops peppermint

scrub me secret: give any bath a moisturizing boost by adding a tablespoon or 2 of your favorite skin nourishing oil. we like vitamin rich, non-comedogenic oils like grape seed, Argan, and sweet almond oil just to name a few.


Deep Clean Soak

This recipe is unlike your typical bath soak. Most soaks are made to soothe skin, calm muscles, or provide aromatic benefits. This recipe we formulated to detoxify congested feeling skin while you bathe.

1 cup magnesium flakes

1 cup epsom salt

1/4 cup sea clay, kaolin clay, or aztec clay

5 drops tea tree essential oil

5 drops eucalyptus essential oil

scrub me secret: find these spa-like ingredients like magnesium flakes, Himalayan pink salt, clays, and essential oils easily at whole foods, your local wellness shop, or on amazon.


Simple Epsom Soak

This soak is made of just 2 ingredients, epsom salt and magnesium. This simple soak has aids in relief from muscle pain or fibromyalgia and also infuses the body with beneficial minerals .

2 cups epsom salt

1 cup magnesium flakes

scrub me secret: when magnesium is being absorbed into the system via the skin it is called transdermal application. this is said to be a more efficient way to get the daily dose of magnesium vs. a supplement. the minerals can absorb directly into the cells and do not have to travel through vital organs.