Want to learn more about homemade bath salts? This post will tell you the benefits of homemade bath salts, how to use them, and how to make 8 different recipes at home!Jump to Recipe
Homemade Bath Salts
I try to always have a good stock of homemade bath salts in mason jars in my bathroom. For one, there is nothing quite as relaxing as pouring a glass of wine, turning on the music, and taking a hot bath with fragrant bath salts. It does good things for the soul.
My kids also love diy bath salts, which is fine by me, since it often has many benefits when added to the bath!
Benefits of Homemade Bath Salts
Depending on the ingredients of your homemade bath salts, there are a variety of benefits you can reap while soaking in salts. Here are a few benefits:
- Reduce anxiety
- Reduce stress
- Soothe muscle pain
- Soothe achy feet
- Help with skin conditions, such as eczema
- Soothe sunburns (when using Epsom salt)
How to Use Homemade Bath Salts
While every recipe varies, the most basic way to use homemade bath salts is simple.
- Fill a bath with warm water.
- Pour 1 – 2 cups of bath salts in while the water is running.
- Soak and enjoy for at least 20 minutes.
How to Make Homemade Bath Salts
There are infinite combinations of salts, essential oils, and additions to make homemade bath salts to your liking! I’ve included 9 free bath salt recipes here, so you can try them and figure out what you like!
Super Simple Homemade Bath Salts Recipe
Super Simple Homemade Bath Salts
Relaxing and Detoxing Homemade Bath Salts made with only 2 ingredients.
Combine Epsom salt and essential oils in a bowl or mason jar. Mix thoroughly.
When you’re ready to take a bath, begin filling the tub with warm water, and add 1 – 2 cups of the bath salts and allow to dissolve. Soak for at least 20 minutes.
Essential Oils that are good to use:
- Lavender – relaxing, calming and great before bed time
- Roman Chamomile – calming and tension-reducing
- Eucalyptus – for relief from congestion or a cold
- Sweet Orange – uplifting and invigorating
- A combination of lavender and peppermint is great for achy muscles and stress relief
You can add some other natural ingredients to your homemade bath salts, depending on your needs.
- 1/4 cup olive or coconut oil – to add natural moisture to the bath, which will leave your skin feeling gloriously smooth.
- 1/4 cup baking soda – for a detoxing bath
- 1/2 cup dead sea salt – may help improve circulation and cleanse pores
Jasmine, Rose & Lavender DIY Bath Salts
If you love Jasmine and Rose, this is a wonderfully fragrant and relaxing Aromatherapy Bath Salt. It looks complicated, but only has four ingredients – Epsom salt, jasmine essential oil, lavender essential oil, and dried rose petals.
Lavender Bath Salts
These Lavender Bath Salts, from Simply Designing is great for detox and reducing anxiety and stress. It’s made with Epsom salt, baking soda, and lavender essential oil.
Bath Salts with Herbs and Essential Oils
If you’re wanting a more sophisticated blend of bath salts, this post from Hearth & Vine shows you how to make Bath Salts with Herbs and Essential Oils. It uses Epsom salt, lavender essential oil, lavender, calendula, peppermint, and rose petals.
Rainbow Bath Salts
These super fun Amazing (and Easy) Rainbow Bath Salts DIY from Ruffles and Rain Boots are great for little ones! They’re made with Epsom salt, Mica Powder, almond oil, and essential oils.
DIY Lemon and Mint Bath Salts
This recipe for DIY Lemon and Mint Bath Salts from Parenting Chaos is bright, citrusy, and uplifting! It’s made with Epsom or mineral salt, baking soda, lemon essential oil, and spearmint essential oil. You can even add some lemon zest to make it extra fresh!
Orange Cream Bath Salts
If you love orange, you’ll love this Orange Cream Bath Salts from Crafting in the Rain. It’s made with Epsom salt, orange food coloring (I would recommend using Mica Powder, instead), and orange essential oil.
Spa-Day Lavender Petal Bath Salts
This is one of my favorite recipes for bath salts when I’ve feeling especially stressed. It’s made with a combination of Epsom salt, Dead Sea Salt, dried lavender flowers and lavender essential oil. Grab the recipe here.
Bath Salts to Ease Your Cold and Sinuses
If you happen to get sick, these Bath Salts to Ease Your Cold and Sinuses from Pink Fortitude may be just the trick to help you feel better. This smart recipe takes advantage of sinus-clearing eucalyptus and peppermint essential oils, mixed with Epsom salt and baking soda.
I hope one of these recipes were exactly what you were looking for! If you have any questions on developing your own homemade bath salts, drop a comment below for the community to answer.