Homemade Bath Salt Recipes Basics

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There is nothing quite as pleasurable as bath salts. They can be made in every color of the you could imagine, you can scent them to your personal preference, and if you want them to bubble or fizz, that can be done as well. Your salts can be as fine as table salt or as large as beach pebbles?

Our fragrance oils are wonderful for making your own bath salts. We now retail our Fragrance and Essential Oils in 4 ounce bottles for crafters or those who like making their own products. Our 1/4 ounce bottles will work well for small amounts of 5 pound of salts or more. If you are the occasional user it may be cheaper to purchase Bath Salts which are ready to use in scented bath salts or aromatherapy bath salts

There is not allot you need to know about making your own bath salts. You will need:

  • Epsom salts, gray salts, sea salt, table salt or any combination,
  • food coloring if you wish to have color,
  • glycerin, lanolin, coco butter or other moistener
  • Fragrance/Perfume Oils or Essential Oil

Bathing in Epsom salts is a safe and easy way to increase sulfate and magnesium levels in the body.
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Homemade Bath Salts

  • 3 cups Dead Sea salt, regular sea salt or Epsom salt, or a blend of two or three of these salts. Sea salts typically come in several grain sizes. Combining multiple grain sizes can make your salts more appealing. Keep in mind that more course grains do take longer to dissolve in the tub.
  • 15-24 drops (add a few more drops if you would like more fragrance oil but be careful you easily over do it) of your selected oil or oil blend. Be sure follow the safety data for the oil(s) you choose to use.
  • 1 tablespoon fractionated coconut oil or other carrier oil for moisturizing (optional)

Place the salt mixture into a bowl. If you have chosen to include the optional vegetable oil to your salt recipe, add it to the plain salts and mix well with a spoon or fork. Then, add the drops of your chosen oils. Again, mix very well. Add the mixture to a decorative jar, salt tube, or container that has a tight fitting lid. Salts that are kept in a container that is not air tight will lose their aroma more quickly.

After a day, you may wish to mix well again to ensure that the oils are well incorporated.

To Color to Your Homemade Bath Salts: For the most natural bath salt recipe, leave your bath salts uncolored. Certain exotic salts including Hawaiian Red Sea salt and Black Sea Pink salt are naturally colorful. Try mixing these salts with with Dead Sea or plain sea salt for a speckled effect.

If you would like to add color to your salts, FD&C liquid dye or mica powder can be added before you add the oils. When adding FD&C grade liquid dye, be sure to add only a drop at a time and stir well. When adding mica powder, only add a tiny amount (1/16-1/8 a teaspoon is usually sufficient) and stir very well. Using too much dye or mica powder can discolor the water and discolor skin, so be very careful. Leave bath salts at a soft pastel color. It is also important that you make sure that you are using skin-safe colorants and that the user of your bath salt blend does not have any allergies or sensitization’s with the colorant that you have chosen.

To Use: Add 1/2-1 cup of the salts to running bath water. Mix well to ensure that the salt has dispersed well in the tub before entering. To keep the essential oils from evaporating too quickly, you can add the bath salts just before getting in the tub instead of while the water is running. Sitting on undissolved chunky bath salts, however, can be uncomfortable, so make sure the salts have dissolved well before entering.

Ready to use scented bath salts
Oils for making bath salts

Another explanation on how to make colored or herbal bath salts. A fun gift idea.


  • Bottle or Jar
  • Ribbon, yarn or anything to decorate.
  • Epsom Salts
  • Food Coloring
  • Herbs if not coloring (fine salts recommended)
  • Perfume Oil or Essential Oil

Combine the desired amount of salts (enough to fit in your bottle or jar) with food coloring. Mix well so color is even. Add your perfume oil or essential oil and mix again. Spread the mixture out on a sheet of wax paper to dry for a couple of hours and then put it in the bottle or jar.

While the salts can be used right away, the fragrance oil or essential oil will blend better with the salt if it is allowed to set in the jar for a few days or even a few weeks.

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