How to Make Scented Bath Salts

Bath salts are an easy way to help with treating mental and physical health ailments. Bath salts are so easy to make with Epson salt (magnesium sulfate) or sea salt. The are used to relieve stress, aches and pains.

This recipe is also ideal to give as a gift or if you are having a spa party with your friends. You can wrap some twine or ribbon around the jar and add a gift tag with a special note. You can include some to a homemade spa gift basket with soapsbath bombs, and other bath and body products.

How to Make Scented Bath Salts
Rosemary branches with flowers and bath salts on an old wooden shelf.

How to Make Scented Bath Salts

Energy, you can make the orange-scented salts

Romance, try the rose-scented salts

Serenity, how about the vanilla-scented salts

Bath Salts Ingredients

  • 2 cups of Epsom salt or Sea Salt
    Epsom salt helps with pain relief, reduces swelling, and draws impurities from the body.
  • 2 teaspoons of oil of your choice
    Such as almond, grapeseed, jojoba oil, coconut oil, etc..
  • 10 drops of your favourite essential oil
    You can use rose, orange, rosemary, sandalwood, lavender, eucalyptus, etc.
  • Two drops of liquid food colouring ( or add a few more to desired colour) You can tint your salts by adding food colouring. It might give the bath water a bit of a tint, but it’s safe to use.
  • Optional: Add in dried lavender petals, rose petals, citrus zest, etc.
  • Optional: 1/4 cup sea salt
    It makes the water feel silky.
  • A glass jar or mini mason jar.

Bath Salts Instructions

  • Mix the Epson salts or sea salt, and sea salt (optional) with a spoon in a large mixing bowl and make sure the break up the clumps.
  • Add food colouring (if desired), oil and essential oil, and mix well.
  • Add dried flowers, citrus zest (optional) and mix.
  • Use immediately or store in an airtight container.
  • Add  1/4 – 1/2 cup per bath
  • Soak your sore muscles in hot water for at least 15 to 20 minutes.

Note: Some essential oils should not be used by pregnant women or children. Be sure to read labels before using them.

How to Make Scented Bath Salts
How to Make Scented Bath Salts

 

Scented Bath Salts
Ingredients
  • 2 cups of Epsom salt or Sea Salt
  • 2 teaspoons of oil of you choice
  • 10 drops of your favourite essential oil
  • Optional: two drops of liquid food colouring (or more)
  • Optional: Add in dried lavender petals, rose petals, citrus zest, etc.
  • Optional: 1/4 cup sea
  • A glass jar or mini Mason jar
Instructions
  1. Mix the Epson salts and sea salt with a spoon in a large mixing bowl and make sure the break up the clumps.
  2. Add food colouring (if desired), oil and essential oil, and mix well.
  3. Optional: Add in dried lavender petals, rose petals, citrus zest, etc.

  4. Use immediately or store in an airtight container.
  5. Add 1/4 – 1/2 cup per bath
  6. Soak your sore muscles in hot water for at least 15 to 20 minutes.
Recipe Notes

Some essential oils should not be used by pregnant women or children. Be sure to read labels before using them.

Lynehttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto.She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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Comments

  1. I love this – for myself and for gifts. Any extracts (brands) you especially recommend?

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Wow this sounds so easy. Can we use essential oils? If so the fragrance choices are endless. Would love some lavendar.

  3. a marvellous idea and so easy to make. Another scent I’d probably use would be lavender, so relaxing 🙂

  4. You could use other extracts like peppermint or something like that right? Was thinking it would be good for soaking feet in. What do you think?

    • I have never tried peppermint as I prefer a sweet smell, but I think that would work for tired feet. If you try it, please let me know how it went:)

  5. This sounds so wonderful and I think the possibilities are endless because there are so many different extracts to try.These would make some really nice gifts.

    • yes, you can use the scent that you like! Hoping you will make some and share how you liked them with us. Thanks for commenting!

  6. I made some and gifted some and recieved a lot of nice compliments.I will send my friends the link to see this recipe and d they can make their own.

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