Bath Salt – Vanilla Dreams

Bath Salt – Vanilla Dreams

Learn to make a vanilla flavored bath salt in this simple recipe.

What you need

1 cup Epsom salts
4-5 drops Food Coloring
3-5 drops Vanilla essential oil or fragrant oil


Just add all the ingredients together and mix well.

Make sure the food color, blends in to the salt or it wont 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.

For a frugal alternative to Epsom salts you can use a fine grade pool rock salt.

Epsom salts and Magnesium salts are not quite the same things. Epsom salts are Magnesium Sulphate and Magnesium flakes/salts are Magnesium Chloride. So what does that mean for you?

Epsom salt is harder to absorb into the body than a straight magnesium flake. But either is going to do wonders for your body and once you use either of them, you never go back! Either of them are great for the body and mind. They help relax muscles and relieve pain in the body and can promote sleep while also helping to stabilize your mood and relieve stress, anxiety, and depression. Something we all need help with!

Looking for more magnesium and Epsom salt recipes? Check out these DIY recipes:

Epsom salt lotion

Epsom salt lip balm

Epsom salt facial 


  1. Will the food coloring not stain your skin?

  2. you can hot glue gun one end of a straw, put some of the the bath salts in glue the other end of the the straw together and vola you’v got a pixi bath salt stick!!!!!!!!!!

  3. angel138 says

    thnx. I was wondering if you could add fragrant oil instead of essential oil.

  4. My daughters will love this! Thanks!

  5. sounds wonderful, is there any way you can add a type of moisturizer to it?

  6. This seems really simple and a very nice gift to make for family and friends.

  7. badgergirl4250 says

    This looks like a very good recipe!If you are on a budget or if you are having a hard time finding epsom salts then go to a dollar store and see if you can find some there cause i could last time i went to the dollar store! Its good to use and for ur skin

  8. This is awesome! i’m going to do this for my kid’s spa party! it’s so simple and fun!!! *stephanie

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