Homemade: How to Make Your own Bath Salts

homemade bath saltsHave you ever passed one of those fancy bath stores and just sighed because you don’t have the money to blow at the time.  I love pampering myself in the tub but when money is tight I am sure not blowing what we do have on something we don’t need. But as parents we all know that a little pampering can go a long way in making it through the day. I don’t know how many times I have said I can’t wait to take a bath tonight!! The kids are sleeping and it’s time for a little me time.

Well I have decided that I will no longer go without a little pampering but the way I figure it is if I can make the products myself then it won’t cost near as much and I won’t have to feel bad about “wasting money”. Here is a recipe so you can make some too! Let me know how it works for you…..


  • 1 cup Epsom salts*
  • 1/2 cup kosher salt
  • 1 quart-size, freezer-grade re-sealable plastic bag
  • Food coloring
  • Essential oils**
  • Baking sheet
  • Wax paper
  • Funnel
  • Mason jar, for storage


  1. Place both salts into the plastic bag.
  2. Add one drop of food coloring, close the bag and shake to distribute color. Repeat this process until the desired color is achieved throughout the salt.*
  3. Add a couple drops of essential oil to the bag, seal and shake to distribute the scent. Repeat this process until the desired scent is achieved, about 5-10 drops.
  4. Spread out the salts on a wax paper-lined baking sheet and allow them to dry for 1-2 hours to reduce clumping
  5. Carefully pour the salts into the jar with a funnel, then screw the lid tightly to preserve the scent.

A Few Things To Keep In Mind!!

  • Use just one drop of food coloring. When I tried to add more than that the salt started to dissolve.
  • After soaking make sure you remember to drink plenty of water and you may want to use some lotion. Salt can dry your skin some.
  • Keep out of reach of children

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