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.
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.
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.
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
- 1 cup oats
- 1/2 cup Epsom salt
- 2-4 drops sweet orange essential oil
- dried orange slices to float in the bath (optional)
- 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.
- 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.)
- 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.
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!
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.
Do you like making your own products to use at home for a little pampering? Here are some more projects using essential oils.
How to Make Lavender Bath Bombs
How to Make Thieves Foaming Hand Soap
Homemade Peppermint Sugar Scrub