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How to Make Bath Soak Without Epsom Salt (4 Recipes)

by Sandy Taylor

If you don’t have epsom salt, there are great ways to create relaxing bath soaks without them. In this post, I present a few great recipes that will show you how to make a relaxing bath soak.

All recipes presented below do not use epsom salt (or any other salt) and they can be created using ingredients that you probably already have at home.


How to Make Lavender Bath Soak

The main ingredients in this recipe are Cornstarch and Lavender oil. Cornstarch is a great soother for skin irritations like sunburns and skin allergies. If you enjoy cooking, you probably already have a box of cornstarch in your kitchen.

Here’s How to Make a Lavender Bath Soak:


  • 1/4 cup of cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup of milk powder
  • 2 cups of warm water
  • 6 drops of lavender essential oils


Add the cornstarch, milk powder and warm water in a mixing bowl and whisk everything together until you have achieved a smooth consistency. Add in the lavender essential oil then pour the mixture into your bath.

How to Make a Cinnamon Bath Soak

Cinnamon baths are great for acne-prone skin.  According to an article in the International Journal of Pharmaceutical Science Invention, Cinnamon has anti-fungal and ant-bacterial properties that works well against acne and skin blemishes.

Here’s How to Make a Cinnamon Bath Soak:


  • 3 teaspoons of grounded cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 3/4 cup powdered milk
  • 1/2  cup oatmeal


  1. In a small bowl, mix the powdered milk, baking soda, cornstarch, and cinnamon together.
  2. Pulse the oatmeal in a food processor until it’s a powder form.
  3. Add the oatmeal into the mixture created in Step 1
  4. Stir and mix everything together until even consistency.
  5. Add mixture into a small cheesecloth steeping bag. Tie the mouth of the bag and put into your bath.

Homemade Bath Soak for Itchy Skin

If you’ve got itchy skin, you may want to give this oatmeal bath a try. According to a study done in 2012, oatmeal can protect your skin and soothe itching caused by Eczema.

For this recipe, we are using a larger quantity of ingredients to make it easier to mix. This recipe is good for a few baths.

Here’s How to Make a Bath Soak For Itchy Skin:


  • 1/4 cup oatmeal
  • 1/4 cup almond meal
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 4 cups powdered milk
  • 5 drops of vitamin E


  1. Pulse the oatmeal in a food processor until it’s a powder form.
  2. Mix the rest of the ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Mix in the oatmeal and ensure everything is mixed to an even consistency.
  4. Measure out 1/2 to 3/4 cup of the mixture and put it into a cheesecloth bag.
  5. Tie the bag and put it into your bath.
  6. Store the rest for later use.

How to Make a Natural Bath Soak

This recipe uses Castile soap, which is a soap made from a variety of different natural oils. The oils are derived from plants, nuts and vegetables. These include olives, coconuts, hemps, almonds, and walnuts.

Here’s How to Make a Natural Bath Soak:


  • 1/4 cup of liquid castile soap
  • 1/2 cup of honey
  • 1/2 cup of grapeseed oil*

If you don’t want to use grapeseed oil, you can substitute it with almond extract (1/2 teaspoon)


Simply mix all ingredients together (gently). You don’t want to froth the ingredients too much because the castile soap will create bubbles. Slowly add the mixture into your bath and froth the water a bit. You will notice that lots of bubbles will begin to form. Continuing adding the mixture until you have reached your satisfied “bubble level”. Store the rest of the soap in a container for later use.

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