How to make essential oil bath salts

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How to make essential oil bath salts
Add a drop of food colouring if you want your bath salts coloured. (sea salt bath perfume image by Avesun from

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.

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Things you 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

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  1. 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.

  2. 2

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

  3. 3

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

  4. 4

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

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