How to Make Essential Oil Bath Salts

by Kimbry Parker

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Bath salts are used in the bath tub for relaxation and to help make your skin smooth. There are a variety of different kinds of scented and unscented bath salts available for purchase; however, these products can become costly. If enjoy relaxing in the bathtub with bath salts, consider making your own. Homemade bath salts with essential oils provide a calming bath experience for a fraction of the cost of store-bought salts.

Items you will need

  • 2 cups dead sea salt or Epsom salt
  • Metal or glass bowl
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • Spoon
  • 10 to 12 drops essential oil
  • Glass jar with lid
Step 1

Pour two cups of dead sea salt or Epsom salt into a metal or glass bowl. If you have both types of salt on hand you can use 1 cup of each.

Step 2

Add 2 tsp. baking soda. Stir to combine the dry ingredients.

Step 3

Add 10 to 12 drops of your favorite essential oil to the mixture. Lavender, eucalyptus and vanilla are common essential oils used for bath salts.

Step 4

Stir the mixture for about two minutes to thoroughly combine the ingredients. Store in a glass jar with a lid.

Photo Credits

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About the Author

Kimbry Parker has been writing since 1998 and has published content on various websites. Parker has experience writing on a variety of topics such as health, parenting, home improvement and decorating. She is a graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Arts in organizational communication.