How to Make Homemade Bath Salts

bath salts gift jarshow to make bath salts

This is so easy to make!  Bath salts are perfect to use to relax and sooth your body after a long day.  They can be pretty expensive at the store.  I have a simple recipe that will allow you to make them for yourself for a lot less. Bath salts make the perfect gift for teachers, friends and family.

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What you’ll need:
bag of Epsom salts
baking soda
essential oils
metal bowl
jars to put salts in with tags (we use jelly jars, bands and seals)
ribbon/string with labels

how to make bath salts


A batch of  essential oils requires 1 cup Epsom salt, 1 Tablespoon baking soda and 3-5 drops of essential oils.

You will want to mix everything in a metal bowl.  Mix the salts and baking soda and then add the oils.

Pour with a funnel or scoop into the jars. Use a band and seal to close the jar.

Place a ribbon with a label on what scent the oils are and the ingredients on the inside.

These make a perfect gift for Christmas and use in gift baskets.

homemade bath salts in jelly jars

Can I add coloring to my bath salts?

I do not suggest you add coloring.  It could potentially stain your tub. We had bought homemade bath bombs and they stained our white tub.  It took a lot of cleaning (hours), scrubbing and bleach to remove the stain.

homemade bath salts recipe


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