Clean Living

DIY: Luxurious Bath Soak

Zen out and relax your mind, body and spirit using this aromatherapy floral bath soak that’s easy to make at home. Soothing essential rose and ylang ylang oils are romantic and calming. The French pink clay is cleansing, detoxifying and mild enough for all skin types, plus it gives the salts a pretty pink hue.

Rose & Ylang Ylang Bath Salts


  • 1 1/2 cups Epsom salts
  • 1 cup fine Himalayan pink sea salt
  • 1/2 cup French pink clay* (TIP: Available at natural health and beauty stores.)
  • 20 drops rose essential oil
  • 10 drops ylang ylang essential oil
  • 1/2 cup dried rose petals, or flower petals of your choice, optional (TIP: Available at arts and crafts stores.)

Step 1: To a mixing bowl, add Epsom salts, sea salt and clay.

Step 2: Using a wooden spoon, stir ingredients to combine.

Step 3: Add drops of essentials oils. (TIP: Use your fingers to mix the oils into the dry mixture until it blends in.)

Step 4: Transfer bath soak to an airtight container or jar, layering in crushed or whole rose petals (if using). To take an aromatherapy bath, add ½ cup of mixture to bath water. Soak for 20 minutes.

*NOTE: Pink clay may stain fabric/clothing. Any residual color left in the tub will wash off with regular cleaning.