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

(Your reaction) Thank you!

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!

Ingredients:
Coarse sea salt
Epsom salts
Baking soda
Essential oils

Directions:
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.

marthastewart.com

2. Soothing Oatmeal Bath Salt

(Your reaction) Thank you!

Oatmeal is so good for your skin, but oatmeal baths by themselves are a little messy. This bath salt recipe gives you all the advantages but much less clean up. Just make sure you have a food processor or something so you can actually pulverize your oatmeal; it needs to be really fine.

Ingredients:
2 cups of Epsom salt
1 cup of sea salt
1 1/2 cups of finely pulverized oatmeal
1/2 ounce of lavender essential oil

Directions:
Measure out the salts and mix them together well, making sure to break up any clumps. I find that a large, wide, stainless steel bowl works best for blending the salts.

Grind the oatmeal finely in a food processor or spice grinder. You want it about the consistency of sugar or salt. Add it to the salts and mix well.

Add the essential oil. I love lavender in soothing and relaxing bath salt blends...but you can use any fragrance or essential oil blend you like.

Mix everything together well.

Scoop the salts into jars or other air-tight containers.

Add the oatmeal-salts to briskly running water and enjoy a soothing soak.

candleandsoap.about.com

3. Fruitylicious Bath Salt

(Your reaction) Thank you!

If you love fruity bath products, you have to try this bath salt. It's refreshing, invigorating, and so unbelievably sweet! While it calls for melon, apple, and lemon fragrances, you can use any fruit based oils or scents you like best. That's the great thing about making your own bath salts: the recipes are extremely adaptable.

Ingredients:
1 cup of Minera or Calspa in a fine, medium or coarse grain
Add 3 Drops of Melon Fragrance
Add 2 Drops of Apple Fragrance
You can also add 1 drop of Lemon Essential Oil to give it a splash of citrus

Directions:
Add the salt into a small bowl or container.

Add fragrance or essential oils to the salt, a drop at a time

Mix to distribute the scent evenly among the salt blend.

Run the bath water to your desired temperature. To make it refreshing, have the water at a warm/cool temperature.

Add a generous amount to your bath, sit back relax and enjoy your time relaxing in candy land!

sfbsc.com

4. Bath Salts for Your Feet

(Your reaction) Thank you!

Do you like soaking your feet after a long day at work or an exciting night at the club? Any time you want to give your feet a little pamper party, this recipe is just tops. You can either make yourself a foot bath or use it in the tub, because it works great for the rest of your body as well! Plus with all those oils, this one smells divine. The peppermint is especially good for your toes. Keep in mind, though, you can use whatever essential oils you like best.

Ingredients:
2 cups of Epsom salt
2 cups of sea salt
1 cup of baking soda
1/4 ounce of lavender essential oil
1/4 ounce of tea tree essential oil
40 drops of peppermint essential oil

Directions:
Measure out the salts and mix them together well, making sure to break up any clumps. I find that a large, wide, stainless steel bowl works best for blending the salts.

Add the essential oils.

Mix everything together well.

Scoop the salts into jars or other air-tight containers.

Use a half cup or so in a basin of hot water. More or less to your preference (and the size of your basin.)

After soaking your feet, be sure to dry them well and keep them dry in fresh clean socks.

candleandsoap.about.com

5. Aromatherapy Bath Salts

(Your reaction) Thank you!

There's nothing quite like aromatherapy at the end of a hard day. If you've had a bad day at school, a hectic time at work, an argument with your partner, or simply need to relax, aromatherapy is practically heaven sent. And what if you could experience it in the tub, too? All you have to do is follow this recipe!

Ingredients:
3 cups salt
15-24 drops of your selected essential oil or essential oil blend
Optional: 1 tablespoon JoJoba, Fractionated Coconut Oil or other carrier oil for moisturization

Directions:
Place the salt mixture into a bowl. If you have chosen to include the optional vegetable oil within your salt recipe, add it to the plain salts and mix well with a spoon or fork. Then, add the drops of your chosen essential oils. Again, mix very well. Add the mixture to a pretty 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.

aromaweb.com

6. Candy Cane Bath Salts

(Your reaction) Thank you!

If you want something that leaves your skin tingling and invigorated, try a peppermint bath salt like this one! It's so refreshing, you won't ever wait until the holidays to use it – although it does make an excellent Christmas gift! Actually, this recipe is specifically designed to make a lot, but you can easily half it for yourself.

Ingredients:
12 tall jelly (12-ounce) canning jars with lid and rings
2 cartons Epsom salts, 4 pound (approximately 16 cups)
4 pounds sea salt or kosher salt (approximately 6 cups)
1⁄2 teaspoon glycerin, divided
12 drops peppermint essential oil
12 drops red food color
2 pieces card stock (for tags)

Directions:
Wash, rinse and dry canning jars.

Empty one carton Epsom Salts into large mixing bowl or batter bowl. Add 3 cups sea salt, stir well. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon glycerin and 6 to 8 drops essential oil. Mix well.

In second large mixing bowl, empty one carton Epsom Salts, and add 3 cups sea salt. Stir well. Add 1/4 teaspoon glycerin, 6 to 8 drops essential oil, and food color. Stir until completely blended. Color should be even.

CEO's tip: use a heavy-duty stand mixer (such as Kitchenaid-brand) to mix bath salts easily. Set mixer to lowest setting and mix until color is even--but don't try this with hand mixers or smaller stand mixers!

Holding canning jars at an angle, layer salts in jars, alternating white and colored mixtures.

Cut gift tags apart and attach to jars. Tags may be trimmed and placed beneath canning jar rings, tied on with ribbon, or taped to gift jars.

7. Autumn Orchard Bath Salts

(Your reaction) Thank you!

I love the smell of apples. Actually, I love the smell of autumn in general, and this is an excellent way to enjoy it in any season. The fragrances blend together beautifully, you won't believe that it's not October outside of your bathroom!

Ingredients:
1 cup of sea salt in grain size of your choice
4 drops Apple Green Fragrance
1 drop Cinnamon Fragrance

Directions:
Add salt to a small bowl or container.

Add scent into mixture by adding in one drop at a time stirring continuously.

Store in well sealed container to keep out moisture and retain scent.

sfbsc.com

If you love lavender, roses, patchouli, almond oil, or any other fragrance, you can easily incorporate them into your own bath salts. In fact, you can make your own scent profiles when you do it yourself! Have you ever tried making your own bath salts? Let me know your favorite recipe!

Please rate this article
(click a star to vote)