Each year on my birthday, I make it a point to always book a massage for myself at a nice spa just as a little treat. This year, with all the restrictions in place, services were limited but luckily I was still able to get a great massage over at Touch Massage Bar in Toronto. I place I would highly recommend. It really made me feel I was away, out of the city and on a beach town in Mexico.
Since I couldn’t really hang around and enjoy the spa as much as I would have liked, I tried to carry on the relaxation at home. In order to do this, I had quickly made myself a nice bath soak. Not only did I enjoy the process of making it but it smelled great and was really relaxing to enjoy! The perfect way to enjoy a self-care day and you can make your own bath soak in the process!
It took me about 5 mins to make and I used some nice bottles I had to store the soak for future uses. See below on how to make it and the full details below the video.
You will need:
- 1 cup of Epsom Salts
- 2 Tbsp. of Olive Oil
- 1/2 cup food-grade rose petals
- Essential oils of your choice (I used Lavender, Palma Rose and Grapefruit)
- Repurposed glass bottles (I had an old water bottle and a empty Diffuser bottle)
- Funnel to help fill the soak into the bottles
- Labels to mark your bottles. I’ve created a generic free-printable here for your use. You can download them here. There are a few per sheet in two different sizes in case you want to make more than just one!
In a bowl or an old container, mix together the Epsom salt and olive oil until thoroughly. Once mixed, add in rose petals and mix again until the rose petals are slightly crushed and no longer large chunks.
To complete the soak, add in your favourite essential oils. I just searched for some ‘recipes’ or essential oil combinations for a bath soak on Pinterest and tried the combination that sounded best to me. For this one I used 9 drops of Palma Rose, 6 drops of grapefruit and 6 drops of lavender.
The final step is to bottle and label your soak. With a funnel (if required), drop the mixture into your bottle and print off some boutique-style labels to make it feel fancy and aesthetically pleasing for your bathroom shelves.
Schedule in some bath time and enjoy!