How to Make Homemade Bath Salts and Soaks

Turn your bathtub into a spa with homemade bath salts.
Turn your bathtub into a spa with homemade bath salts. (Image: BananaStock/BananaStock/Getty Images)

Bath salts and soaks are often part of a spa experience that brings relief to aching muscles. You can bring that experience home with homemade salts to add to your bathtub. Mix in your favorite fragrance oil for a little aromatherapy touch. Scoop the salts into a jar, place it in a basket with some votive candles and a bath sponge or loofah, and you have a personalized gift as well.

Things You'll Need

  • 4 cups Epsom salts
  • 2 cups sea salt
  • 6 tbsp. glycerins (optional)
  • Fragrance oil

Mix the salts together thoroughly.

Stir in the glycerin, distributing it evenly. Using your hands makes this easier.

Add the fragrance oil, two to three drops at a time, until you are satisfied with the intensity of the scent.

Pour about 1/2 cup of the mixed salts under the faucet as you draw a warm bath.

Store extra salts in an airtight, non-metallic container.

Tips & Warnings

  • Add one to two drops of food coloring to tint your bath salts.
  • Glycerin helps soothe dry skin, but it is not essential in the bath salts. If you prefer, omit it and use only the salts and fragrance oil.
  • Blend fragrance oils to create a personal scent. A combination of lavender and vanilla provides a calming scent, while peppermint or citrus oils, mixed together or with vanilla, are invigorating.
  • Mix the same fragrance blend with an unscented body lotion or with equal parts water and vodka for a body spray and lotion for scent layering.
  • Some fragrance oils will react to metallic containers, so choose glass or plastic for storing extra bath salts.

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