Spicy, fragrant Chai Bath Salts are relaxing, skin-soothing, and lovely for fall or holiday gifting. This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias #SKSHarvest #SeasonalSolutions
There’s not much that’s more relaxing than taking a hot bath—especially one accompanied by a lovely, fragrant bath salt or bath bomb.
I never thought I would make my own bath products, but after reading the ingredient lists in products I owned, I really wanted to give it a go.
Turns out, it’s actually completely approachable. Especially bath salts.
I started purchasing high-quality carrier oils, essential oils, salts, and various aromatherapy products. And pretty soon I became obsessed with making DIY beard oil for my husband, bath salts, bath bombs, sugar scrubs, calming lavender sprays, body butter, etc.
Making your own DIY bath products is great because you know exactly what’s in them.
It’s also a wonderful gifting idea, especially during the holidays when you can create a seasonal, festive scent.
Autumn always reminds me of Chai tea. My favorite thing as of late is getting cozy on my front porch, with my oversized sweatshirt and hot cup of Chai. The flavors and spices of Chai (ginger, anise, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom) just echo this time of the year. It’s comforting, cozy, and oh-so-fragrant.
So why not create it into a soothing, seasonal bathtime addition? Hence, Spiced Chai Bath Salts.
Hover over this image to shop the jars I used!
This Chai Bath Salt is made with ingredients that not only smell amazing, but have plenty of benefits for your skin, too.
Epsom salt softens skin and eases inflammation. Himalayan pink salt has detoxifying properties, balances skin pH, soothes and infuses the skin with minerals, hydrates, and relieves soreness due to the salt’s magnesium content. Baking soda detoxes, exfoliates, and softens skin. Almond oil relieves itchiness, redness, and acne. Antioxidant-rich orange oil alleviates inflammation, helps clogged pores, exhibits anti-aging properties, and improves blood flow.
Ginger evens skin tone, improves elasticity, and helps against aging due to its high dose of powerful antioxidants. Vitamin-rich cloves cure acne and blemishes and is great for regulating oily skin. Cardamom, rich in vitamin C and antioxidants, is wonderful at detoxifying and improving skin circulation. Anise is a powerful antiseptic for the skin, and cinnamon is excellent for soothing dry skin.
Filling glass jars with these Chai Bath Salts make for a wonderful holiday gift, too. (Even if you’re not gifting, I still recommended storing them in glass, as it’s not recommended to store anything with pure essential oils in plastic.)
During this time of the year, I’m constantly stocking up on jars and bottles from SKS Bottle & Packaging, Inc. As you can see from the image above, I store these Chai Bath Salts in the SKS Clear Glass Beverage Bottles with White Metal Plastisol Lined Lug Caps. I love the amount of variety they offer (6,000 containers and closures offered online!). I also love that most SKS glass jars are made right here in the US, and that, of course, they are all 100% recyclable. Consider placing this year’s holiday gifts in a recyclable, reusable container. SKS has a huge variety of them—glass mason jars, jelly jars, candle jars, honey jars, frosted glass jars, amber glass jars, you name it! I also particularly love the gold metal and rustic bronze metal lids for holiday gifting.
Spiced Chai Bath Salts
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Total Time: 10 minutes
Spicy, fragrant Chai Bath Salts are relaxing, skin-soothing, and lovely for fall or holiday gifting.
- 1 cup Epsom salt
- 1 cup Himalayan pink salt
- 1/4 cup baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 tablespoon ground ginger
- 2 teaspoons ground cardamom
- 2 teaspoons ground anise
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons almond oil (can also use coconut or jojoba)
- 10 drops sweet orange essential oil
- 5 drops ginger essential oil
- 5 drops cinnamon essential oil
- Mix all of the ingredients in a large bowl until thoroughly combined. Place in glass jars.
- To use, mix 1/2 cup Chai Bath Salts into a warm bath. Enjoy!
I hope that you can make and enjoy these Spiced Chai Bath Salts! Whether it’s for yourself, or to gift someone else. Have you ever made DIY bath products before? What’s your favorite? Let us know in the comments below. And be sure to check out SKS for your perfect storage and gifting bottles!
This is a fun spin on bath salts.
Kelly Martin says
Cinnamon is a natural skin IRRITANT! DO NOT USE CINNAMON OIL!!!! I make candles with essential oils and people love cinnamon but I get it on myself all the time I researched it it’s an irritant to every human DO NOT USE REAL CINNAMON OIL!!!!
Don’t ever add cloves or cinnamon to your bath. This sounds like the author didn’t test this bath recipe. These EO and spices will burn the skin. Not recommended for sent ice areas too.
Cindy Ingalls says
Chai tea is my absolute favorite drink so this salt scrub sounds heavenly to me. Definitely going to give it a try. I bet it smells amazing.
Agnes Dela Cruz says
This looks very refreshing to use. I love everything about taking showers and baths after a long day at work. Lately, I am into buying soaps of different kinds. Goatmilk and oatmeal soaps are my fave!
Wow. Definitely saving this article. I love bath salts and have always wondered how I can make my own without having to use the store bought brands. Great article!
Melanie Walsh says
That sounds so heavenly! My tweens love making gifts, and I know they’re going to adore the chance to help me make these. Do you think they’d last until the holidays if I made them now?
Yes! Absolutely. These last for quite a while in sealed jars. They make great holiday gifts, for sure!
This sounds amazing I would love to try to make this. Thanks for sharing the recipe
Steph Social says
I love the smell of chai! And it does have so many benefits:) this sounds amazing!
This is such a great idea!!
Taylor - Lights Camera Catwalk says
This is such a great idea!! Love the way you packaged it too.
This would be such a fun Christmas gift idea!
Allison Waken says
I bet these smell amazing and would make a perfect gift! I can’t wait to try making my own! [client]