DIY Projects & Crafts Bath Bombs and Soaps How to Make Homemade Bath Salts It's surprisingly easy to prepare your own bath salt blend at home. By Martha Stewart Editors Martha Stewart Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Website An article attributed to "Martha Stewart Editors" indicates when several writers and editors have contributed to an article over the years. These collaborations allow us to provide you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information available.The Martha Stewart team aims to teach and inspire readers daily with tested-until-perfected recipes, creative DIY projects, and elevated home and entertaining ideas. They are experts in their fields who research, create, and test the best ways to help readers design the life they want. The joy is in the doing. Editorial Guidelines Updated on September 28, 2022 Share Tweet Pin Email 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 make your own custom bath salt blends to suit your needs (like soothing sore muscles or softening skin), then scent them with your favorite essential oils. As a finishing touch, use food coloring to make your salt blend a pretty, soothing color. What You'll Need Materials Bath salt labels Container Coarse sea salt Epsom salts Baking soda Essential oils (Vitruvi "Retreat Blend" Essential Oils) Food coloring Instructions 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. Add a few drops of essential oils and combine. 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 (using our printable labels) to keep out moisture.