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Homemade Bath Salts

After a long, busy day, there's nothing better than a hot bath -- except, of course, a hot bath enriched with fragrant bath salts. It's surprisingly easy to prepare your own blend at home.


  • Coarse sea salt
  • Epsom salts
  • Baking soda
  • Essential oils
  • Food coloring


  1. Step 1

    In a large bowl, mix to combine: 6 parts coarse sea salt; 3 parts epsom salts, to soothe tired muscles and reduce inflammation; and 1 part baking soda, to soften waters and alleviate skin irritation.

  2. Step 2

    Add a few drops of essential oils, and combine.

  3. Step 3

    Add a few drops of food coloring, until you achieve the desired shade. If you intend to present the bath salts as gifts, be sure to store them in a stoppered and labeled container to keep out moisture.

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Reviews (12)

  • Pocketrocket73 13 Oct, 2013

    I love this simple tutorial! I added dried lavender from my garden along with lavender oil.

  • runningbehind 28 Dec, 2012

    A part is a measurement you determine. For example, if you decide a part is a cup: it would be six cups sea salt, 3 cups espsom salts, and one cup baking soda. Just make them the same amount.

  • Momog27 21 Dec, 2012

    How much exactly is "six parts" etc...

  • theregalboutique 4 Dec, 2012

    Great glass bottles for sale here, in sets of 1, 3, 5, 10, and 20. Size #6 corks fit perfectly.

  • Starry313 24 Nov, 2012

    A great place to buy glass jars for this type of project is at this link. It's one of my very favorite sites.:

  • Faithful One 23 Nov, 2012 I use only certified therapeutic grade oils, contact me, you can get them at wholesale savings.

  • Renee F 24 Sep, 2012

    You can buy the oils at my local Health Food store. They have many yo choose from.

  • Katiemsj 21 Sep, 2012

    Where do you buy the essential oils?

  • Linda Smith Pearson Shoptaw 3 Jun, 2012

    Also, very cute to place bath salts in small canning jars (jelly jars)

  • terilynnsever 25 Jan, 2012

    I saw them at Hobby Lobby today (California) and they were made by Anchor Hocking. I think the ones on the Martha Stewart site are vintage and VERY expensive. The ones at the craft store and have very much the same look.

  • seasiren13 23 Jan, 2012

    There are similar bottles for sale on VERY similar. Usually they sell 2 for $3 or $4 :)

  • sassygirl22 21 Sep, 2011

    Where can I buy the cute bottles for the bath salts?