DIY Congestion Relief Bath Salts

These easy to make DIY Congestion Relief Bath Salts will help clear nasal and head congestion associated with head colds, chest congestion and sinuses naturally. These bath salts will not in any way cure the common cold or flu, but will help with relief from congestion.

congestion relief bath salts

Winter is here, and it has hit me kind of hard. It's not even that cold, but I have already had my first cold virus, and this one was a doozy to say the least. For three days I felt weak and really congested, and now 3 weeks later I still have a bit of a cough and some chest tightness. While I feel pretty good, the congestion can be a real pain. When I felt the sickness coming on, I immediately made a batch of my favorite DIY Congestion Relief Bath Salts. When I am not feeling well, a hot bath is sometimes the only thing that can make me feel better, and the addition of these bath salts really give me relief. I take a hot bath using these vapor relief bath salts right before bed to help my body relax and open up my nose and chest. They are a real life saver! If you prefer to take a shower, you can just add them to the bottom of your shower, and when the water hit them, the vapors will release.

Baking soda, epsom salts and eucalyptus essential oil

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What You Will Need:

1 ½ Cups Epsom Salts ( Purchase HERE )

¾ Cups Baking Soda ( Purchase HERE )

15-20 Drops of Eucalyptus Essential Oil ( Purchase HERE )

Airtight Storage Container ( Purchase HERE )


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DIY Congestion Relief Bath Salts

  • Author:
    Jess @

  • Total Time:
    5 mins


These congestion relief bath salts will help relax your body and relieve congestion when you are faced with sinus issues or cold and flu.



  • 1 ½ Cups Epsom Bath Salts
  • ¾ Cup Baking Soda
  • 15-20 Drops Eucalyptus Essential Oils


  1. Mix together really well and store in an airtight container. Run a warm/hot bath with ½ cup of Congestion Relief Bath Salts, and soak for at least 15 - 20 minutes for maximum effect. If you prefer a shower, simply add ½ cup of the bath salts to your shower floor and take your shower as usual. The heat from your shower will cause the vapors to rise and help clear your sinuses.

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Category: Bath and Body

homemade sinus relief bath salts

 These Congestion Relief Bath Salts would be great to make for a sick friend too! I even use them when my allergies are really bad for some sinus relief. I like to store mine in an airtight jar with a little scoop for easy use. I hope they help you to relax and feel better!


Pair it with my easy Homemade Chapped Skin Balm to help treat and repair any chapped or dry skin. It's a must have in our home during the dry winter months!