I’m always looking for great uses for Epsom salt and this easy DIY honey oat Epsom salt soak recipe is so perfect for soothing skin and calming the body during a warm bath.
Enjoy the nourishing side of soaking in oats (instead of eating them)! Old fashion oats have been used for a long time to help sooth irritated skin or for a bit of relief for those with mild rashes and eczema, and the raw honey in this soak brings in antibacterial properties along with healing skin to help clear and soften it.
The Epsom salt will pull toxins from your skin and relax achy muscles all at the same time.
Overall, this is a pretty nice way to spend part of your evening!
This makes enough for 2-3 baths so you could split it up for yourself or give as gifts to friends. You can use cute little jars with a ribbon around them or pour some into a muslin bag that they can toss right into the bath or empty into the water.
There is nothing quite like a good Epsom salt bath to detoxify and relax the body and the addition of the oats and honey really gives this Epsom salt soak recipe a special twist.
It seems as though many people skip the bath tub in favor of the shower these days. It’s nice to take a moment to have a relaxing bath—it helps heal the body but also gives you a chance for quiet reflection.
- 1 cup of oats4 to 6 tablespoons of raw honey1/3 cup Epsom saltoptional 4-8 drop essential oil
1. Start by adding the cup of oats to your blender, grinder or food processor and breaking them down until they are a finer powder. I made this pretty fine as it helps everything simply wash down the drain at the end of the bath and there is little to nothing to wipe or clean up after the bath. You can certainly leave them whole or break down less if you prefer.
2. Leaving the oats or powdered oats in the blender start to add in the honey, I did a little bit at a time. My goal was the balled up crumbly look that you see here in the fourth image (and not a paste). I ended up adding 6 tablespoons, there was a big difference in appearance between the 3rd and 4th tablespoons to the 6th so just add as much as you like.
3. Once you hit this crumbled up stage with the oats and honey add in the Epsom salt and quickly pulse or turn on again for just a few seconds to mix everything together, you don’t really need to break down the salt and it looks pretty whole. You can enjoy right away or store it in an air tight container until you’re ready to use it.