7 Bath Salts to Make Yourself ...

There are all sorts of bath salts to make yourself, it all depends on what kinds of scents and additions you like. I take a lot of baths. I mean, a lot. If I bought stock in Lush or Fortune Cookie Soap, I could probably make myself a fortune. At some point along the way, I realized I could save a lot of money and get exactly what kind of skin care I wanted if I simply made my own bath products. I haven't yet learned how to make a bath bomb, but here are some of my favorite, luxurious bath salts to make all by myself!

1. Basic Bath Salt

Martha Stewart has a great recipe for a basic bath salt. This is how I got started: I wanted an easy to follow recipe that didn't use too many ingredients, just in case I messed up; and a foolproof recipe, so I wouldn't likely fudge it. It worked like a charm, and it's one of the best bath salts to make when you want a great base for further experimentation!

Coarse sea salt
Epsom salts
Baking soda
Essential oils

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