Whether you want to feel extra pampered before a night out or simply want to soak in a luxurious bath after a long day, embrace the elegance of bath salts—infused with soothing scents! The best part? These lavish salts are just as easy to make as they are to use! Ditch boring store-bought versions and boost your homemade bath salt blends by adding your own signature scent and extra decoration to the mix.
Follow this DIY guide to customize your bath salts and prep yourself for a dip into luxury!
What you’ll need:
- 1 cup coarse sea salt
- ½ cup Epsom salt
- 2 tablespoons baking soda
- 25 drops of essential oil
- Natural food or soap coloring (optional)
- Extra decoration (optional)—flower petals, citrus zest, glitter
- Bottles or jars with tight lids
Instructions to craft your bath salts:
1. Place coarse sea salt, Epsom salt, and baking soda in a bowl.
2. Mix 25 drops of essential oil and food coloring (if using) into the bowl with salts. See blend recipes below.
3. Add in your extra something—dried lavender petals, citrus zest, even glitter! Show off your creativity.
4. Combine all ingredients together in a jar with a tight seal and store for your next luxurious bath.
Soaking in the salt:
Add up to ¾ cup of your finished product to your steamy bathwater and let the magic happen!
Bath salt recipes
Want to get on the fast track to a deluxe pampering session? Try any of these recipes below and enjoy your essential oil-infused spa!
13 drops of Lavender essential oil
12 drops of Cedarwood essential oil
Extra something: Dried lavender petals
15 drops of Grapefruit essential oil
10 drops of Gentle Baby™ essential oil
Extra something: Cosmetic-grade glitter
8 drops of Lemon essential oil
9 drops of Orange essential oil
8 drops of Tangerine essential oil
Extra something: A few tablespoons of fresh citrus zest
25 drops of PanAway® essential oil
Extra something: Color variation—separate the salts into three bowls, adding 1 drop of blue food coloring to one bowl, 3 drops to the second bowl, and 5 drops to the third bowl. Mix all the salts together for a colorful look.
13 drops of Peppermint essential oil
12 drops of Rosemary essential oil
Extra something: Fresh mint leaves, shredded in your food processor or blender
YL tip: Worried about putting herbs or citrus zest in your bath salts? Don’t fret! Salt is a natural preservative that keeps ingredients like these from going bad for thirty days. After you combine the salts with the zest or herbs, let the mixture dry out for 24 hours before putting a lid on it.