Bubbling Lemon Vanilla Bath Soak


If you’ve got a case of the “Mondays” turn your week around with a DIY Bubbling Lemon Vanilla Bath Soak.

It’s difficult to stay in a sour mood with the cheerful fresh scent of lemon essential oil combined with creamy sweet vanilla extract. This bubbling bath soak has more than a heavenly scent, it’s loaded with benefits and a few surprises!

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Bubbling Lemon Vanilla Bath Soak

Soak in the Benefits

Relax and gently exfoliate with mineral salts, lemon peel, and a newly discovered favorite, toasted quinoa flakes. If you haven’t heard of toasted quinoa flakes, created by I Heart Keenwah they are USDA organic and fair trade for starters. They can be substituted in just about any skin care recipe using rolled oats. Quinoa is packed full of protein and amino acids, which strengthen and hydrate skin.

In addition to quinoa, ease sore muscles with magnesium in the mineral salts. Then moisturize with skin-loving, sweet almond oil. Lift your mood with cheerful lemon essential oil and the playful bubbling effect provided by all-purpose liquid castile soap. Then watch to your surprise as the toasted quinoa floats on top of the water and melts into the bath.

DIY Bubbling Lemon Vanilla Bath Soak Ingredients

How to make a DIY Bubbling Lemon Vanilla Bath Soak

Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. In a medium glass mixing bowl, combine liquid castile soap, sweet almond oil, lemon essential oil, and vanilla extract. Blend together using a whisk and add mineral salt. In order to thoroughly coat the mineral salt whisk for one to two minutes.

Next, spread coated salt over the prepared lined baking sheet in a thin, even layer. Let stand overnight to absorb ingredients. Then, scoop salt into a mixing bowl. Add toasted quinoa flakes and lemon peel.

To combine stir well while breaking up clumps with a wooden spoon. Pour bubbling lemon-vanilla bath salts into airtight containers.

Yields: 24 ounces

To Use: Scoop a ⅛ cup of bubbling lemon-vanilla bath salts into running bath water. Add a printable bath soak apothecary label to your jars of DIY Bubbling Lemon Vanilla Bath Soak.

Find a set of six on a standard letter size sheet in the Simple Living Library.

Bubbling Lemon Vanilla Bath Soak

Bubbling Lemon Vanilla Bath SoakThis recipe for a DIY bubbling lemon vanilla bath soak is the perfect solution for a case of the “Mondays”. To additionally soften dry skin try Exfoliating Grapefruit Poppy Seed Scrub.

Don’t miss the free printable bath soak apothecary label in the Resource Library. New to essential oils? For a detailed look at what essential oil is, read more here.



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    I really like it.

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      Thank you!

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    Ashley @ Sweetpea Lifestyle

    This looks amazing! I recently moved into an apartment that has this adorable claw foot tub — can’t wait to mix up a batch and soak! Thanks for sharing!

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      Oh my, claw foot tubs are amazing for herbal soaks!

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    Cindy Richter

    Saw this on Reader Tip Tuesday link party. I can hardly wait to try it! Doesn’t get much better than lemon, vanilla and a little almond!

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      No it doesn’t, the aroma will having you craving lemon cupcakes!

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    That’s really cool about how the quinoa flakes will float up and melt. I have got to give this lemon vanilla bath soak recipe a try. We are so glad you shared your post with us at the #HomeMattersParty last week. Be sure to link up with us again when the party opens this Friday!

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      Thanks Nicole, you’ll love it!

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    This looks great. I can’t wait to do it with the girls…they love these kinds of recipes/creations. xo
    I hope we see you at the current Reader Tip Tuesday Party: http://www.jodiefitz.com/2017/08/22/reader-tip-tuesday-party-crafts-recipes/
    It’s open all week & growing.

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      Thanks Jodie, this one is extra fun with to watch all the bubbling!