You don’t need fancy soaps and serums to create a luxurious and relaxing experience. This Lavender-Oatmeal Bath Soak is simple, inexpensive, and packed with amazing skin benefits. Oats help soothe and repair dry, itchy, and irritated skin, making them a staple in many all-natural beauty products. Epsom salt helps relieve tension in muscles and Tea Tree offers all-natural, gentle cleansing. Lavender and Frankincense essential oils create a relaxing and spiritually uplifting atmosphere and can even help enhance the look of healthy skin.
DIY Lavender-oatmeal bath soak recipe
- 1 cup Epsom salt
- 1 cup quick oats
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- 5 drops Frankincense Essential Oil
- 10 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
- 15 drops Lavender Essential Oil
1. Grind oats in a food processor or coffee grinder into a fine flour-like texture.
2. Mix all ingredients in a bowl until oils are evenly distributed.
3. Store in a glass jar and use about 1 cup of mixture per bath.
Tip: Create a pouch for your mixture using a sock or pantyhose to reduce floating oatmeal flakes in your bath.
Favorite essential oils for skin:
Try this blend or experiment with any combination of 30 drops of aromatic/topical essential oils. These are some of our other favorites for skin:
- Manuka Essential Oil
- Jasmine Essential Oil
- Cedarwood Essential Oil
- Patchouli Essential Oil
- Myrrh Essential Oil
We didn’t try this recipe with other substitutions, so we don’t have any recommendations. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause! As an alternative, try putting a few drops of the suggested essential oils in your bath water. Let us know how it goes! Thanks for stopping by!
I love this idea and will be adding it to my make & take options!
Do you have to grind the oats or can you just put them in the way they are?
Hi Racheal, Great question! We would recommend grinding the oats in a food processor or coffee grinder to create a fine flour-like texture. If you do not grind the oats, the Lavender-Oatmeal Bath Soak may have a hard time going down your bath or shower drain. Thanks for stopping by!
Hi…I want to make this for a gift basket…how long will it last before going (for lack of better words….bad)
Hi Michele, Unfortunately we do not have an estimated time frame for this recipe. We recommend it be used soon after a batch as been created. Thanks for stopping by with you question!
I’m making this as a gift for my friend… But I don’t have Tea Tree Oil yet. (Just started using YL last week) and recommended blends from my starter kit? I also have Cedarwood?
Hi Pricila, Welcome to the YL Family! Cedarwood oil is a great alternative and excellent to use with skin. Thanks for stopping by with your question!
Gentle Baby and/or Geranium turn this into an amazing bath soak for babies right before bedtime! Or you can be like me and make it, toss it in a jar and then leave 1/4 of it for the kids and use the rest for you:)
I have used regular oats and it worked fine, in fact, many years ago, that is all that was available. Try making little bags using cheesecloth, tie it off.
I’m a newcomer to Essential Oils, and this sounds wonderful!!!
Oh, this looks like it could be a favorite of mine. Need to try this. Thank you!
Can I use Old Fashioned Oats instead? I never buy or eat anything “instant” that doesn’t come that way from nature.
Hello Helen, You may use Old Fashioned Oats if you would like, but we cannot guarantee results as we have not tested this recipe with Old Fashioned Oats instead of the recommended quick oats. Thanks for stopping by!
Just so you know, quick oats are not the same thing as instant oatmeal. Quick oats and Old fashioned oats are basically the same thing, processed a little different and cut smaller for quick oats. Instant oatmeal has very little oats in it. The only difference I could see would be that quick oats may absorb the oils better, but perhaps not. Since you grinding them into a powder anyway it probably makes no difference. Just don’t use instant oatmeal. lol I hope that helps. =)
I’m new to YL! Loving it . Thank you for the info, I knew they were basically the same but knew there had to be a scant differnce. It helped a lot!
I use the Old Fashioned Oats all the time with the essential oils and they work great. I am like you and NEVER buy anything instant.
This sounds wonderful! 😀