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Citrus Oat Soak

I’m a huge advocate of using what I have to create what I need. I love the idea of making my own cleaning supplies, my own detergent, and my own skincare products. Do I always make the things I use? No. For my busy life, that’s kind of impossible. But when I can, I do. Like with this Citrus Oat Soak. It’s perfect for some relaxing tub time.

Enjoy a relaxing time in the tub with this Citrus Oat Soak. Made with minimal ingredients, this soak is easy to make and fun to use.

All it takes is four ingredients to make this Citrus Oat Soak. And if you’re a fan of essential oils, you probably already have everything you need at home already.

Enjoy a relaxing time in the tub with this Citrus Oat Soak. Made with minimal ingredients, this soak is easy to make and fun to use.

If you’re going to use the orange slices, and I highly recommend that you do, you’ll want to get that taken care of ahead of time since it can take a while for them to dry out. Once the dried orange slices are complete, it’s as simple as putting all the ingredients into a jar.

Enjoy a relaxing time in the tub with this Citrus Oat Soak. Made with minimal ingredients, this soak is easy to make and fun to use.

It’s also a perfect project for the kids to be involved in making. If your kids are anything like mine, they love helping in the kitchen.

Citrus Oat Soak

Citrus Oat Soak
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup Epsom salt
  • 2-4 drops sweet orange essential oil
  • dried orange slices to float in the bath (optional)
Instructions
  1. Thinly slice a whole orange and layer the slices on a paper towel to absorb the juice and liquid. Once the juice and liquid looks to be absorbed by the paper towel, remove from paper towel and place on a wire rack over a tray. Place in the oven for 2 hours at 200 degrees F.
  2. If after 2 hours they are still a little sticky, turn off the heat and leave the slices in the closed oven for a couple more hours to dry out. (The ones I’ve done have kept extremely well in both open air and when tucked away in a sealed container.)
  3. Use a medium to large container that holds about 2 cups and that you’ll be able to easily stir or shake. Add the oats, Epsom salt and sweet orange essential oil all at the same time, stir well to combine. You can cover for a few hours or for months to let the citrus infuse the oats and salt or enjoy right away in a warm bath.
Notes
Tip: pouring this mixture into a muslin bag or a tied off cheese cloth will keep the oats all together and prevent you from having to wipe them out of the tub.

If you put it in a pretty jar, you could easily keep it by the bathtub in the bathroom without it looking out of place!

Enjoy a relaxing time in the tub with this Citrus Oat Soak. Made with minimal ingredients, this soak is easy to make and fun to use.

I’m all about being resourceful and saving money. Sure I could easily go buy something at the store, but why, when I can make something at home that is better for me and keeps some cash in my wallet.

Enjoy a relaxing time in the tub with this Citrus Oat Soak. Made with minimal ingredients, this soak is easy to make and fun to use.

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17 thoughts on “Citrus Oat Soak”

  1. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says:

    Thanks so much for sharing this! This citrus and oat soak is just the thing to help me relax after a long day. Yay!

  2. Pam W says:

    Oatmeal baths are great for your skin. I love being able to make my own products like this!

  3. Lisa Joy Thompson says:

    I love making my own beauty products and cleaning supplies! I use essential oils, but never thought of drying orange slices like this. I bet it smells delicious!

  4. Lindsey says:

    ohhh this made me feel like taking a soak now! The blue jar perfectly sets off the oranges.

  5. Brandy says:

    What a great idea, I Love being able to make own beauty products for sure. I bet citrus smells amazing too!

  6. Marcie W. says:

    I have extremely sensitive skin, which includes eczema, so an oatmeal based soak sounds perfect. I think a bit of orange would make it ideal for summer.

  7. Kayla says:

    I’m also a proponent of making things yourself; anything homemade from foods to beauty products to gifts and everyday things, you can never go wrong if it’s handmade. This looks like something I would love to give a try!

  8. Nicole Escat says:

    This sounds a great remedy for my dry feet. I love your creativity and to think that I can save money from it.

  9. mary says:

    I love new DIY recipes like this for skin care. I have a citrus scrub that I love – love the smell of citrus. Will have to try this out

  10. Theresa says:

    I’m big on making my own products at home too. I’d definitely love to try this citrus oak soak. It sounds like it smells and feels amazing!

  11. Beeb Ashcroft says:

    I’m not a big fan of soaking in the tub but am really interested in the homemade foaming Thieves hand soap. That sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing all these great ideas!

  12. aziel morte says:

    I really love this idea and I want the DIY beauty products

  13. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    I love to relax in a nice hot bath with a good book. I will have to give this a try. It will smell amazing.

  14. Toni says:

    This sounds so great! I use epsom salts in the bath a lot and oats are great for any skin irriation too. Perfect combination!

  15. Liz Mays says:

    I’m all about the citrus aroma. This sounds absolutely perfect for an evening indulgence.

  16. Christie says:

    This sounds fantastic for summer! I can’t tell you the last time I just sat and soaked!

  17. Sarah Bailey says:

    I have never heard of this before but it will definitely help out with my feet! I love a great soak.

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