Creating your own bath salts is quite simple and won’t take a lot of time out of your day. Surprisingly, bath salts are relatively inexpensive to make and require no harsh ingredients. In fact, the main ingredients in bath salts are baking soda, table salt and epsom salt. These can all be found at a local grocery store and are safe to use. Some bath products, which are found in the marketplace, may contain harsh ingredients that could irritate the skin. However, by purchasing bath salts carefully or making them yourself, you will have the peace of mind in knowing that your bath salts are perfectly safe to use.

Start with a large mixing bowl and a spoon or other utensil. Add 3 cups of epsom salt, 2 cups of baking soda and 1 cup of table salt into the bowl. When all ingredients are added, begin mixing them with your hand or a spoon. Next, slowly add food coloring of your choice to the mixture. Regular food coloring will work perfectly and should be added according to the color that you desire.

If you want a dark color, continue to add drops until the color is achieved. If you want a lighter hue, add fewer drops. If, on the other hand, you need to combine multiple colors to achieve the desired tone, mix them prior to adding them to the bowl. Otherwise, you may end up with multi-colored salts.

Finally, after your coloring is added and mixed evenly using a spoon or other utensil, begin to add essential oils until the desired scent is achieved. The best way to determine is simply by using your own judgement. Bath salts should be strongly scented because less salts will be required for each bath, which will enable them to last longer.

Using the steps and ingredients outlined above, you can also use a bowl with a lid and shake the mixture, food coloring and essential oils until it is perfectly combined. This will save you time from stirring but, otherwise, the procedures are the same.

Bath salts are inexpensive, easy and fun to make. But, they are also fun to use. Bath salts are perfect to make for yourself or to give as a gift to friends and family. After a long day at work, taking care of the family or running errands, there is nothing like a luxurious bath to wash away your cares and all of the stress deriving from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Bath salts contain soothing scents and comfort that will leave you feeling refreshed and full of life.

Try these other recipes for Bath Salts and Kosher Bath Salts:

Bath Salts

Use baking soda. Use 5 tbsps to warm running water. Baking soda leaves skin feeling soft and smooth.

Basic Bath Salts

  • Salt - (your choice: Epsom, Sea or Kosher Salt)
  • Baking soda (softens your skin)
  • Essential oil of your choice
  • Food coloring optional


Pour the salt, the essential oils, and a few drops of food coloring into the bowl. Fill the jar. When it's time to use the bath salts, pour the mixture into the bathtub and add warm water. Stir the water so the salt dissolves.

Kosher Bath Salts

Mix equal amounts of kosher salt and baking of soda, add some glycerin, stir well. Put in a decorative container. Add to hot running water. Avoid eyes.

Epsom Bath Salts

Add 1 cup Epsom salts to your bath when you need to feel uplifted.

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