Homemade Bath Salts
Great Recipes and Information On The Best Salts and Essential Oils To Use

Homemade bath salts will make your baths healing and so  r e l a x i n g!  They’re easy to make, all you need is to decide what type of salt and aroma you want to use…..that’s it!! 

Epsom salt is the most commonly used but there are many salt choices.  I will always state Epsom Salt in the recipes below because it is the most common salt used but I encourage you to learn about other salt options. 

Some offer unique therapeutic properties so deserve careful consideration depending on your needs.  

Read here for more choices:  types of salt

(Keep in mind, you can also combine salts in your homemade bath salt recipes)


Also, essential oils offer unique therapeutic properties and should also be a consideration depending on your need or preference.

For more help in deciding what oils to use:  most common essential oils  and how to work with oils: essential oil warnings or check out the link below to see more oils, read about their qualities and order!

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If you're planning to make a large batch (won't be using right away or planning to give them as a gift), you want to retain the fragrance as long as possible.  Adding Dendritic Salt is the trick.  Make about 5% of your salt with Dendritic Salt and add your essential oils first to the Dendritic salt, then mix well with remaining salt.

Hopefully you're informed now and on a mission, so let the fun begin!!    


Start with a mixing bowl – preferably glass, especially if using essential oils, spoons for mixing and your jar(s) for the finished masterpiece!  (again, glass is best!)

You can keep it simple or get more creative.  I've offered some recipes to get you started.  Some are basic, some more creative - don't be afraid to let your preference, needs and creative personality take over and make your own special recipe(s).  

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                                                                 Basic 

                                     Bath Salt Recipe

1 Cup Epsom salt or chosen salt(s)   Epsom salt is the most common but gain, you can choose any salt or combination of your choice.  types of salt

Essential Oils - 8-12 drops is good for 1 Cup of salt depending on the oils and the strength you desire.  Again, you can do whatever combination of oils you prefer. For help: most common essential oils

If you want to make a bigger batch just double, triple, etc. the recipe.

Mix well and pour into your glass jar.  (save those jars from your kitchen, jam-pickles-etc. soak off the labels, wash and dry and you're good to go.  You can also buy neat jars (mason jars?) at hobby stores, some discount stores or online)

Most Popular Bath Salt is Lavender

(1 Cup Salt of your choice & 10-12 drops of Lavender)

                                                                    Enjoy!


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 Invigorating

Bath Salt Recipes

                                         Invigorating Lemon Eucalyptus Mint

     The eucalyptus and lemon make this a great bath if you have a cold, otherwise, it's just a great addition the the mint!

1 Cup of Epsom Salt

4 drops of peppermint (or any mint) essential oil

2 drops of eucalyptus essential oil

2 drops of lemon oil


                                         Invigorating Rosemary Lemon

1 Cup of Epsom Salt

5 drops of rosemary essential oil

3 drops of lemon


  Fresh and Relaxing Lavender Mint

1 Cup Epsom Salt

3 Drops Peppermint Essential Oil

5 Drops Lavender (or violet and yes, you can combine the two)


                                    Relaxing

                 Bath Salt Recipes


                                  Floral Rose

1 Cup of Epsom Salt

6 drops of either rose essential oil or geranium.

2 drops of Ylang Ylang


Sandalwood Vanilla

who says men don't like baths?

1 Cup of Epsom Salt

4 drops of vanilla

4 drops of sandalwood


Lavender Chamomile

1 Cup Epsom Salt

8 drops lavender

4 drops chamomile

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Don't forget to visit:  Types of Salt, Baths For Colds and Flu, Baths For Sore Muscles, Baths For Arthritis, Baths For Sunburns, Baths For Psoriasis, Baths For Hives and Rashes, Baths For Yeast Infections 

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