homemade bath salts

Homemade Bath Salts

Bath Salts. Take me away!

A nice hot bath is something I look forward to at the end of a busy day.  Adding bath salts, makes my hot bath so much more soothing.

I like to make my own bath salts because it is  less expensive and I can customize it the way I like. I choose to leave out the dyes and coloring that are usually found in commercially made bath salts. For the scents, I use essential oils.  My favorite is the orange essential oil.

This recipe is basic.  Add your favorite scent!

3 c. Epsom Salt

1 ½ c. baking soda

1 ½ c. water softener (found in the aisle by the laundry detergent)

Mix well in a large bowl.  Add a 10-20 drops of your favorite scent of essential oil.

Use a whisk to combine all of the ingredients.

If you put it in a cute jar with a ribbon and a tag, it makes a nice, personal gift!

(Please remember to be cautious when using any bath additive, as they may cause the surfaces to become slippery!)

4 thoughts on “Homemade Bath Salts”

  1. Sorry to sound like a ninny, but can you give me a brand name example of the water softener? I just don’t know what you mean.

  2. I think I am going to try this, except I will use vinegar to soften the water. The essential oils should cover the smell of the vinegar, and vinegar baths are great for dry skin.

  3. I was recently recommended use Diamond Crystal Sun Gems Water softener “salt” from Home Depot to make my bath salts. Would you agree with this? Have you heard of doing this? Your response is greatly appreciated!!


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