How to Make Citrus Bath Soak

by Tricia Goss ; Updated September 28, 2017

If your muscles are sore after working out in the yard, or you feel as though you are coming down with a cold or flu bug, a long soak in a tub full of steamy water can make you feel so much better. Add invigorating, healthful citrus to the mix, and you will come out of the tub feeling like a million bucks or at least a whole lot better than you did before. Read on to learn how to make a citrus bath soak.

Items you will need

  • 3 cups and 1 tsp. sea salt, rock salt or Kosher salt
  • 1 cup powdered milk
  • Two pieces of citrus fruit
  • Citrus essential oils
  • Two Medium bowls
  • Paring knife
Step 1

Slice the ends off of the citrus fruits with the paring knife. Cut the remaining fruit into very thin slices and place the slices in the medium-sized bowl.

Step 2

Add several drops of essential oils to the fruit slices and stir to cover the fruit with the oils. Add 1 tsp. of salt to the fruit and, again, stir well.

Step 3

Set the bowl of fruit in a cool dry place for 5 to 10 minutes. This allows the fruit slices to marinate in the essential oils, and the salt to draw juice and fragrance from the fruit slices.

Step 4

Combine powdered milk and the remainder of the salt in the second medium-sized bowl. Stir well so that the ingredients will be thoroughly combined. Add these dry ingredients to the fruit slices and mix well.

Step 5

Draw a tub full of very warm water, adding the citrus mix a little at a time as the tub fills with water. You can add as much or as little as you like. Soak in the tub and enjoy the refreshing citrus scents.

Tips

  • If you don't use all of the citrus bath soak mix immediately, either refrigerate the remainder in a covered container, or discard.

Warnings

  • Be sure to remove fruit slices before draining water from the bathtub, or your drain could become clogged.

Photo Credits

  • http://www.sxc.hu/profile/nazreth

About the Author

Tricia Goss' credits include Fitness Plus, Good News Tucson and Layover Magazine. She is certified in Microsoft application and served as the newsletter editor for OfficeUsers.org. She has also contributed to The Dollar Stretcher, Life Tips and Childcare Magazine.