How to Make Brown Sugar Bath Salts

by Christopher Godwin ; Updated September 28, 2017

Brown sugar bath salts are simple and easy to make, using ingredients that you may already have in your kitchen and bathroom cabinets. Brown sugar is stimulating to the skin and senses, making it perfect for an invigorating soak. Brown sugar bath salts also make an excellent gift, especially when packaged in a personalized, reusable glass jar. Brown sugar bath salts will keep for about three months from the day they are made if stored in a cool, dark place between uses.

Mix the brown sugar, baking soda and almond together oil in a small mixing bowl and stir to combine with a large wooden spoon or disposable stirrer.

Add the orange essential oil and stir to thoroughly combine. Cover the mixture with plastic wrap or a tight-fitting lid and set aside to infuse for three to four hours.

Spoon the brown sugar bath salts into a wide-mouth glass jar with a tight-fitting lid.


  • To use, fill a bathtub half-full with warm water. Add 2 tablespoons of the brown sugar bath salts to the bath water. Fill the tub and soak for 20 minutes. Rinse your skin with warm water and pat dry with a clean cotton towel. Moisturize with your favorite moisturizer or body lotion.

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About the Author

Christopher Godwin is a freelance writer from Los Angeles. He spent his formative years as a chef and bartender crafting signature dishes and cocktails as the head of an upscale catering firm. He has since ventured into sharing original creations and expertise with the public. Godwin has published poetry, fiction and nonfiction in publications like "Spork Magazine," "Cold Mountain Review" and "From Abalone To Zest."