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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.

Source: Martha Stewart Living Television


  • Coarse sea salt

  • Epsom salts

  • Baking soda

  • Essential oils

  • Food coloring


  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. Add a few drops of essential oils, and combine.

  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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