How To Make Basic Bath Salts

Bath salts are essentially epsom salts combined with essential oils. Learn to make your own in this recipe.

How To Make Basic Bath Salts

What you need

1 cup Epsom salts

4-5 drops Food Coloring

3-5 drops Essential oils


Bath salts are very easy to make.

For a frugal alternative to Epsom salts you can use a fine grade pool rock salt. Just substitute the Epsom salts in all our bath salt recipes for frugal pool salt.

Add all the ingredients together and mix well.

Make sure the food color blends in to the salt or it won’t look very inviting. You can do this by tossing the salt over and over again.

Add dried rose petals, or lavender sprigs for a natural presentation.

Add your bath salts to a decorative jar and place a small wooden spoon inside for a great inexpensive gift.

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  1. rockergirl112400mc says:

    i love this idea but, can you use juice , like squeezed lemon or orange instead of oils

  2. are there any thing else to substitute essential oil?

  3. u can use the oils to give off a more pleasant aroma. the epsom salt is recommended coz regular salts will dissolve in warm/hot water. you can find epsom salts in small bags at supermarkets/grocery store. hoped this helped :)

  4. are the essential oils REALLY needed? someone tell me please.

  5. Is it ok to use sea salt instead of the rocomended ones?

  6. I love this idea, for myself and for gifts, we own a donkey farm and this will be great to come in and relax in the tub after a day with the donkies. I love your web page!! Please keep it up.

    Grandmother from NC

  7. I showed this craft to my children once and they made it for me for my birthday…how cure

  8. i really, really like this craft… simple and easy!

  9. Sounds healthy & a great craft

  10. I’m a teacher in wisconsin, looking for a Moms day Project, You saved me

  11. My afterschool care group grades K-5 made this last year for Mother’s Day.We used small plastic storage bags with the twist tie closure. but we used a ribbon, small silk flower, and wood spoon. BIG hit!!

  12. The best place I found to buy the wooden spoons was at a store that specializes in world products…look in the Asian isle.

  13. This is a great craft i have made i before just add some backing soda and a little bit of salt and its just perfect.

  14. This looks awesome!!

  15. this worked out so good it works great
    and it makes a great present!!!!!!!

  16. i have a project for school and i will make this i sounds fun! :)

  17. I love it! I will definetly do this for Christmas :D

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