Stress Relieving Sea Salt Bath & Scrub Recipe

I use this sea salt bath once a week to relieve my stress and anxiety. When I don't have time to take a nice bath, I use the scrub during my showers to re-energize and raise my spirits.


  • 4 parts Coarse Sea Salt, this can be any kind of sea salt but it should be coarse. I use Dead Sea Salt.

  • 4 parts Epsom Salt

  • 1 part Baking Soda

  • Essential Oils, use your favorites. My favorites are lavender, rose, sweet orange, grapefruit, and peppermint. I find lavender and rose especially soothing for my bath salts.

  • 3 parts Olive Oil, Almond Oil, Coconut Oil or your favored oil, optional for sea salt scrub.

  • Empty Jar, I use glass jars I have saved and re-purposed, but any container that can be sealed will do.

Mix baking soda, sea salt, epsom salt, and several drops of your favorite oil or oil combination in your container or a bowl. If you are making a scrub mix in oil until all ingredients are well combined.

To use, scoop several spoonfuls into the running water of a warm bath and soak. Set the mood by lighting candles and playing relaxing music or nature sounds. I enjoy modern classical piano music, such as Yiruma, listening to spiritual chants or hymns, guided mediations, rainstorms, or the sound of ocean waves. Listen to whatever brings you peace and helps you feel calm.

When using the scrub, scoop out some and massage gently into your skin. I use my scrub when I do not have time to relax in the bath. So while massaging it into my skin I recite my personal affirmations and mantras, my prayers, or sing a song that makes me feel cheerful. This really helps me feel uplifted and rejuvenated.

During both my baths and showers I like to take time to massage the tension out of my face by rubbing circles on my forehead and jaw. It's amazing how much stress we carry in our bodies! Taking time to wring it out always helps improve my mood and state of mind.

I believe in the power of energy. So I make a habit of washing my tub after using my salts to remove any residual negative energies I may have washed off. It may be superstitious, but it gives me peace of mind and helps keep my tub clean, so it doesn't hurt!