Homemade Bath Salts: 4 Simple Recipes To Create Your Own

Homemade bath salts are a wonderful way to indulge in self-care. And the best part? They are incredibly simple to make.

Not only are homemade bath salts a fantastic DIY project for treating yourself to some at-home pampering. They also make the perfect DIY gift for any occasion. Plus, they are very budget-friendly!

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Taking a nice, hot bath is one of the easiest and most effective ways to relax and reduce stress.

Personally, I love nothing more than sinking into a hot bath to unwind after a long day.

In fact, recent studies have even suggested that soaking in a hot bath for just 20 minutes can provide similar benefits to gentle exercise.

This just gives us another reason to indulge in long, hot baths.

Homemade Bath Salts: Best Benefits

Homemade Bath Salts: Best Benefits.
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I absolutely love making homemade bath salts for a few reasons:

  • First off, they’re way more affordable than store-bought bath salts. Seriously, have you seen how expensive those things are nowadays?

Making them at home will save you a ton of money and it’s much more satisfying. (Keep reading for more details!)

  • Secondly, homemade bath salts are a healthier option. I only use all-natural ingredients and avoid any artificial coloring.

The natural Pink hue of Himalayan sea salt is all you need to create a beautiful and soothing experience.

  • Speaking of soothing, the Epsom salt in these bath salts can actually help ease muscle tension.

And when you add the sea salt and baking soda, it makes the bath even more enjoyable. Trust me, it’s pure bliss.

  • Not only are homemade bath salts good for your well-being, but they also make for stunning decoration.

Just put them in a glass jar by your bathtub and it’s both beautiful and functional.

  • Lastly, making homemade bath salts is a fantastic way to create thoughtful gifts.

Taking the time and effort to make something beautiful and amazing-smelling for someone really shows how much you care.

So there you have it, homemade bath salts are inexpensive, healthy, soothing, beautiful, and great for gifting. What more could you ask for?

Give it a try and experience the amazing benefits for yourself.

Ingredients for Homemade Bath Salts

Epsom Salts

Otherwise, known as magnesium sulfate, Epsom salts are probably the most famous aid for relaxing sore muscles.

Epsom salts work by releasing magnesium and sulfate into water (which is broken down by warm water) and help relieve muscle aches and pain.

You can absolutely use Epsom salts on your own. But combining them with sea salt, essential oils and herbal remedies helps increase their effectiveness and creates the ultimate calming bath experience.

Epsom salts.
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Coarse Sea Salts

Believe it or not, Epsom salts don’t actually contain any salt. As I mentioned before, they are made up of a combination of magnesium and sulfate.

To maximize the effects, this bath salt recipe uses both Epsom salts and sea salt.

The benefits of sea salt depend on where it comes from.

For instance, Dead Sea Salts are considered to be of the highest quality. They are believed to promote relaxation, release sore muscles, and relieve certain skin conditions.

Pink Himalayan Sea Salt is also known to help ease certain skin conditions and aid in detoxification.

Personally, I prefer using a combination of Epsom salt and coarse sea salt but feel free to substitute one for the other if you prefer.

Baking Soda

Harness the power of baking soda to effectively cleanse your skin and enhance your bathing experience.

Baking soda also aids in preserving the delightful aroma of your bath salts by absorbing the essential oils.

Essential Oils

Essential oils bring an exquisite sensory dimension to your homemade bath salts. Feel free to craft your unique blend of essential oils according to your preferences.

I love lavender essential oil for its calming properties, while eucalyptus offers relaxing benefits.

For example, If you find yourself under the weather with a cold or flu, consider using a mixture of half eucalyptus and half lavender for a revitalizing bath.

Dried Flowers

This ingredient is optional.

To add a touch of beauty, you can introduce a few tablespoons of dried flowers in your homemade bath salts. Although, it does require leaving the bathtub spotless afterward.

If you intend to present them as a gift, dried flowers can make a splendid addition.

Nourishing Skin Oil

Also optional, you can incorporate a few tablespoons of skin-friendly vegetable oil, such as the wonderful sweet almond oil or the amazing coconut oil.

It should be noted that adding oil to bath salts will involve some residue buildup in the tub. Also, it may shorten the shelf life of your bath salts, as the oils may spoil.

The choice is yours, but always choose the most suitable oil for your skin type.

If you opt for oil, use the bath salts within three months.

Bath Salts: 4 Easy DIY Recipes

Different types of bath salts.
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There are many versions of homemade bath salts that you can make. I wanted to share a few of my favorite versions with you.

In these recipes, I use both essential oils and dried herbs.

The instructions for making your bath salt recipes are fairly simple. Just mix all the ingredients in a bowl and stir.

After that, store the mixture in a mason jar or any other glass container. If you’re planning to give it as a gift to friends or family, feel free to add a label.

Dreamtime Bath Salts

  • 4 cups Epsom salts
  • 1 cup coarse Dead Sea salt or pink Himalayan salt crystals
  • 20 drops of lavender essential oil
  • 20 drops of chamomile
  • optional: 2 tbsp dried lavender and 2 tbsp dried chamomile

Pampering Skin Bath Salts

  • 4 cups Epsom salts
  • 1 cup coarse Dead Sea salt or pink Himalayan salt crystals
  • 40 drops of rose essential oil
  • optional: 2 tbsp dried rose and 4 tbsp dried desiccated coconut (blended)

Relaxing Moment Bath Salts

  • 4 cups Epsom salts
  • 1 cup coarse Dead Sea salt or pink Himalayan salt crystals
  • 20 drops of bergamot essential oil
  • 10 drops neroli essential oil
  • 10 drops of sandalwood essential oil
  • optional: 2 tbsp dried lavender

Stimulant Time Bath Salts

  • 4 cups Epsom salts
  • 1 cup coarse Dead Sea salt or pink Himalayan salt crystals
  • 20 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
  • 20 drops of grapefruit essential oil
  • 10 drops of clove essential oil
  • optional: 1 tbsp dried rosemary

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Red and pink bath salts with roses of different colors.
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