DIY Holiday Bath Tea Soak

Ready to experience deep relaxation and rejuvenation?  Let’s dive into the art of creating your own bath tea soaks during the holiday season. In the midst of the hustle and bustle of Christmas and New Years, it's easy to feel overwhelmed and stressed. But you don’t have to! The delightful and age-old practice of aromatic baths combines the soothing power of salts, with the healing properties of essential oils and medicinal plants.

Aromatic baths have been a cornerstone of wellness for centuries, tracing their roots back to ancient civilizations. The simple act of immersing oneself in a fragrant bath is more than just a luxurious indulgence – it's a time-honored tradition that has stood the test of time for its profound effects on overall wellbeing. As we approach the holiday season, what better way to unwind and take care of yourself than by embracing this ancient ritual?

Crafting your own bath tea soaks is a great way to experience first-hand the powerful aromatherapeutic properties of essential oils when they are combined with salts and botanicals. Not only will their aromas relax and soothe the mind, but the minerals from the salts and the medicinal properties of the botanicas offer benefits like, promoting resilience, easing muscle aches and pains, and relieves physical tension caused by stress,

Keep reading to find out how you can make your own DIY holiday bath tea soak to promote self-care and relaxation during the holidays.  You’ll learn how the aromatic embrace of your homemade bath tea becomes a sanctuary for stress relief and a tonic for your well-being. Get ready to infuse the holiday season with tranquility and vitality as we unlock the secrets to a blissful and health-boosting bath experience.

Bath Tea Soak

Here is a list of our top 5 essential oils for a DIY Holiday Bath Tea Soak

Frankincense (Boswellia serrata) is steam distilled from the resin of a craggy ancient tree found growing in India.  This species smells different from the Frankincense we may be more familiar with that is from Oman and Somalia, but it shares many similar healing benefits.  Calming to the nervous system, soothing to strained muscles, and easing inflammation, bathing in Frankincense can offer an experience of deep calm and relaxation while supporting the health and well-being of the skin.

Bergamot (Citrus bergamia) is squeezed directly from the Bergamot citrus fruit peels. Bergamot essential oil offers a very deep and quieting experience to our emotions. It is both uplifting and sedating, and can help us calm our nerves so we can sleep, while also encouraging us to feel more positive. Bergamot is a wonderful oil to help improve mood, and help us feel calmer and more in balance. It shares a unique molecule with Lavender which can be attributed to its powerful sedating properties.

Geranium (Graveolens asperum) is steam distilled from the leaves of a fragrant bush that also has some beautiful pink flowers. The oil is loaded with molecules that encourage us to release worry and anxiety, and feel more balanced and calmer. The lightly grassy floral aroma immediately echoes in our hearts, and helps us to better navigate and regulate our emotions. It also shares similar molecules with Bergamot and Lavender, and helps enhance and support the calming and anti-inflammatory properties of Frankincense.

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is steam distilled from the flowering tops of the Lavender herbaceous bush.  There have been countless studies over many years showing how Lavender reduces stress levels, soothes muscle aches and pain, and offers the experience of deep relaxation.  When blended together with Bergamot, Geranium and Frankincense, these sedating and anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving properties are further elevated.

Coriander Seed (Coriandrum Sativum) is steam distilled from the seeds of the common culinary herb: Coriander. Its aromatherapeutic properties include relaxing muscle tissue, deeply sedating our nervous system, helping us sleep and hushing away worry and over thinking.  Adding Coriander Seed essential oil to an aromatic bath will instantly help create a powerful experience of relaxation.
DIY Bath Tea

Read below for How to Make DIY Bath Tea for the Holidays, for deep relaxation:

Fills about 4 Large Bath Tea Bags

What you’ll need:

  • Measuring cups and spoons, or glass beakers
  • A small mixing bowl
  • Small metal spoon, or wooden popsicle stick for stirring
  • Large Tea Bags, you can find them here
  • Parchment Paper
  • Paper towel


  • ½ cup of Bath Salts.  You can use epsom salts, celtic sea salts, dead sea salts or himalayan pink salts.
  • 1 TBSP  of Jojoba Oil
  • 7 drops of Bergamot Oil
  • 4 drops of Frankincense Root Oil
  • 7 drops of Lavender Oil
  • 3 drops of GeraniumOil
  • 4 drops of Coriander Seed Oil
  • 2 TBSP of dried lavender flowers, you can find those here.


  • Before starting to make the recipe make sure the area where you will be blending is very clean. That means wiping down counter spaces with rubbing alcohol and putting away any food items and extra clutter.  Once your counter space, or table top is clean, line the area with some parchment paper, pull your hair back and thoroughly wash your hands.
  • Set out all blending tools so they are easy to grab when needed.
  • Bring out all of your ingredients so they are accessible.
  • Using your measuring cups and spoons, measure out each ingredient separately into their own beaker or small bowl. Place the essential oils close by.
  • Pour your ½ cup of bath salts and 2 TBSP of lavender buds into a small mixing bowl.
  • Next, add your essential oil drops (as listed above) into your 1 TBSP of Jojoba Oil which should be measured out separately in its own small glass beaker, or bowl. Once all the essential oils are added into the Jojoba Oil, mix them together well.
  • Slowly pour your blended Jojoba Oil and essential oils into the bowl that has ½ cup of bath salts and dried lavender buds, and mix thoroughly.
  • Once everything is well combined, carefully spoon 3 TBSPs the mixture into your empty tea bags.

How to take an aromatic bath:

To reap the most benefits from your DIY bath salt recipe, it’s important that you prepare your bath correctly.

First run the bath water until you get the desired temperature. Plug the drain, and let the bath fill to the point where you are almost ready to get it.  But before you actually step into the water, drop in your DIY Bath Tea bag and swish around, helping to dissolve the salts.  Next, slide into the tub and close your eyes!  And let the relaxing aromas and the mineral packed salts do their job in relaxing your body and mind.

It’s recommended to soak in the tub for at least 10-20 minutes, or until the water starts to cool. Try sitting in silence, avoid looking at your devices, or any screens, dim the lights and get as much of your body under the water as possible.

Aromatic baths are recommended for the evening, before going to sleep, as they can have a powerful effect on soothing the nervous system especially after a hectic work day, and help the body and mind prepare to rest.

Enjoy your bath and let us know how deeply it relaxed you!

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