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Taking a long warm bath is a perfect thing to do after a busy day. To make your own exclusive spa, you can use the benefits of aromatherapy. Essential oils are easy to get, and you can experiment with all sorts of combinations and scents.

Making your own bath salts has many benefits. First of all, it’s really cheap and you can adjust it to fit your needs. Not everyone has the same taste when it comes to bath & body products, so you may end up not enjoying the one you bought. This way, you won’t have that problem.


You can experiment with many different essential oil combinations. (photo source)

You can use all those glass jars you probably have stored somewhere, or better, get creative and think of different ways to pack your homemade bath salt. You can make cute stickers and other ways to label them.

They’re perfect as gifts, especially now with the holiday season approaching. Did we mention they’re really easy to make? You basically follow a few simple steps and have endless options for personalizing.

What’ll you need to make your own bath salts?

You’ll need unscented, plain Epsom salt, kosher salt, and a bit of baking soda. Salts have minerals that can help you with many things like relieving tension and easing muscle soreness. What baking soda does is basically helps your skin not to get irritated. In that mixture, you’ll add a few drops of essential oils.


You can add a bit of food coloring and make your salt look interesting. (photo source)

Essential oils have many health benefits. You can use them for relaxation, breathing, better sleep, skin care… You can add food coloring and make your salts look colorful.

Here are some ideas for essential oil combinations:

1 – Rosemary Bath Salt

Rosemary Bath Salt

This bath salt is perfect for a refreshed look. (photo source)

You will need:

  • 2 cups of Epsom salt
  • 2 tbs baking soda
  • 2 drops of food coloring
  • 4 drops of rosemary essential oil

Measure the ingredients and place them in a bowl. When adding essential oils and food coloring, make sure you mix them all together until the color is even. You can use green food coloring, so it resembles the herb’s color. But hey, get creative the way you like to.

Rosemary essential oil is one of the popular ones since it has many health benefits. It will boost your mental activity, relieve you from stress and at the same time nurture your hair and skin. Soaking your body in this bath salt will make your skin look refreshed and soft. Your hair can even get stronger if you use it regularly.

2 – Lavender Bath Salt

Lavender Bath Salt

Lavender has a wonderful smell. Add one small leaf inside the bottle, so it can increase the smell. (photo source)

You will need:

  • 2 cups of Epsom salt
  • 25mls of lavender essential oil suitable for personal use 
  • 25mls of sunflower oil
  • a couple of tiny drops of pink natural food coloring
  • a few sprigs of lavender leaves

Mix everything together and place in a glass bottle. Make sure you stir all the ingredients well together. Lavender leaves are there just for the smell, so don’t add them in the water. When you add the bath salt into warm water, it takes around 15 minutes for it to dissolve. After that, let the relaxation begin!

Lavander is often used in many perfumes, and it’s a great thing to add to your bath salt. It will condition your hair and skin, make your blood circulation better, and reduce mental stress and anxiety. And it smells wonderful. You can combine it with some other essential oils if you wish, like some citrus fruits or maybe sage. The options are endless!

3 – Mint Mojito Bath Salt

Mint Bath Salt

Mint and lime are a perfect combination for this refreshing bath salt. (photo source)

You will need:

  • 2 cups of Epsom salt
  • fresh mint, finely diced
  • juice and zest of one lime
  • mint essential oil
  • green food coloring

Add and mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Make sure they’re well combined. You can add whatever color you wish, but green reminds us of mint and lime. You can take a few small mint leaves and add them, just to make it look and smell better.

This combination screams relaxation. You will surely be refreshed and full of energy after taking a bath in this salt. Mint will condition your nails, stimulate mental activity and help you with headaches. The smell will probably remind you of a mojito, so why not make one and enjoy drinking it while taking a long bath.

4 – Honey Almond Bath Salt

Honey and almond essential oils will give a soft and sweet smell. (photo source)

Honey and almond essential oils will give a soft and sweet smell. (photo source)

You will need:

  • 3 cups of Epsom salt
  • 2 cup of sea salt
  • 1 cup of baking soda
  • 20 drops of honey almond oil
  • food coloring

Gradually add all the salts, then essential oil and food coloring. You can mix it all with a spoon or with your hands, so it’s well combined. You can first add five drops, mix it all, then another five and so on. Use the color you like the best. You can mix more colors and get your own unique look.

This bath salt will have a rich, soft and sweet smell. It will nurture both your hair and your skin, making it healthier and softer. You can add a small lavender leaf in the bottle, so it smells even better.

5 – Eucalyptus and Lemon Bath Salt

Eucalyptus bath salt

This bath salt is good for your body and soul. (photo source)

You will need:

  • 1 cup of Epsom salt
  • 1 cup of kosher salt
  • ½ cup of baking soda
  • 20 drops of essential oils

Mix all the ingredients well. You can use 10 eucalyptus drops and 10 lemon drops, or if you like it different, experiment with the proportions. This refreshing bath salt will smell wonderful. Eucalyptus will help you breathe better and clear your sinuses, and lemon will make your skin look fresh and young.

Lemon essential oil will also help eliminate dandruff from your hair and make it stronger. If you have problems with sleep, this bath salt will help you with that. All in all, it will help both your body and soul.

6 – Geranium and Rose Bath Salt

Rose Bath Salt

This combination will make you feel happier. (photo source)

You will need:

  • 1 cup of Epsom salt
  • 1 cup of kosher salt
  • ½ cup of baking soda
  • 7 drops of geranium essential oil
  • 7 drops of rose essential oil

This combination will have a largely calming effect. What better after a long and busy day than to relax with a warm bath? Geranium is used in many deodorants, it’s not harsh on the skin and it will make it smell great. It will also tone your skin and make you feel happier. Rose essential oil is also an antidepressant, giving you more joy and hope. Helps nurture your skin as well, and makes your muscles relax.

7 – Sage and Tea Tree Bath Salt

Sage Tea tree bath salt

With this bath salt, your skin will look younger. (photo source)

You will need:

  • 1 cup of Epsom salt
  • 1 cup of kosher salt
  • ½ cup of baking soda
  • 10 drops of sage essential oil
  • 5 drops of tea tree essential oil

Make sure to mix all the ingredients well. It’s better to do it first in a bowl, so the ingredients can be well combined, and then later put in whatever bottle or jar you like.

Sage essential oil will help you with any inflammation you may have on the skin and kill almost any bacteria. It’s often used in anti-ageing products because it treats the skin very successfully. Tea tree is a great hair conditioner. It will help with hair loss or dandruff. Inhaling it will make you breathe better and relieve you from cough or cold. The greatest thing about this bath salt is that it will make your body and mind refreshed, relaxed and balanced.

8 – Orange and Clove Bath Salt

Orange bath salt

With this combination, you’ll get relaxed and calm. (photo source)

You will need:

  • 1 cup of Epsom salt
  • 1 cup of kosher salt
  • ½ cup of baking soda
  • 10 drops of orange essential oil
  • 10 drops of clove essential oil

If you have it at home, you can also add a few drops of lemon essential oil. It goes well with this combination, and will make your water smell wonderful. Orange essential oil is usually used in soaps and skin products because, let’s face it, citrus fruits have an amazing smell. Orange also influences moods, it will relieve your stress levels and help with depression. It relaxes the muscles and nervous system, and if your skin has any irritation, it will reduce it. Clove is recommended if you have acne, wrinkles, sagging skin, or if you just want to keep your skin young and healthy. If you fell exhausted or nervous, taking a bath in this salt will make you feel like new.

Add a special touch to your bath salts with creative labels. You can make a nice vintage-looking sticker, or put a colorful ribbon. Options are endless. They can be a perfect gift or your own little piece of heaven.

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