How to Make Bath Salts

Making your own bath salts really isn’t as hard as you think it would be. The main ingredient is “Epson Salt” in most homemade bath salt recipes, and really isn’t that hard to find.

Epson Salt can be found in bulk at Mountain Rose Herbs, and really isn’t as expensive as you think it would be. Last we checked, a pound was only $3.50! Plus you’ll find other items for natural bath products on this website as well, including different types of salts, essential oils, and other important ingredients.

The recipe listed below for how to make bath salts uses 2 tbsp of Epson Salt, which means you should get about 16 different batches out of one pound of salt. Sea salt is less hard to find, and can be seen at just about any store with the regular salt. However, if you are concerned about the quality, do be sure to check out Mountain Rose Herbs (link above) for their selection of sea salt as well.

Balancing Epson Salt Bath
Epson Salt–2 tbsp
Sea Salt–1 tbsp
Baking Soda–3 tbsp
Essential Oils–16 drops
Jar–4 oz

Choose 3 or 4 oils from these essential oils: Bergamot, Frankincense, Geranium, Lavender, Palmarosa, Rose, and Rosewood.
Add sea salt, baking soda, epson salts and oils to jar. Gently shake to mix, mix well.

*Note: Since you are using several different types of essential oils, it’s not necessary to purchase larger sizes of any of the oils listed. 1/2oz bottles go a very long way, especially when you are only using a few drops of each. Although do keep in mind if you make other types of bath and body products, having at least an ounce or more on hand of several different essential oils is not a bad idea.

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4 thoughts on “How to Make Bath Salts

  1. I’ve read a lot of recipes that call for Epsom salts. It’s a nice addition, however, it’s not necessary to use them. In our salts, we use sea salt.

    Simply using sea salt makes a really nice, smooth salt. It requires a fair amount of mixing, but the results are great.

    You have to find a balance between your salts and liquids. Experiment. If you’ve used too much liquid (scent/essential oils/perfumes), you’ll know it. The salt will look and feel wet. So you have to try different amounts till you find something you like.

    Adding botanicals is a great addition as well. It’s almost like a “two in one” product. You get your “bath tea” AND a bath salt. You can’t beat that! In our Lull-a-bye salts (lavender), we add lavender flowers and other botanicals. It makes for a fantastic bath, and leaves your skin really soft. The salts draw out all the impurities, and the botanicals and essential oils put all the good stuff back in. It’s what I call a nutritious bath!

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  2. Hi

    Can anyone tell me what epsom salts actually are if they get chance. We make handmade soap and bath bombs (for a hobbie and a weekly craft fair) and would like to start selling bath salts too.

    Many Thanks

    Chris

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