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Do it yourself , Scented Bath Salts!

Updated on November 8, 2009
The many natural shapes sizes and colors of Sea salts!
The many natural shapes sizes and colors of Sea salts!
A lovely idea for a gift package, include a wooden scooper!
A lovely idea for a gift package, include a wooden scooper!

Do it Youself, Scented Bath Salts!

Hello and welcome fellow crafter's, Do it yourself types and frugal beauty experts!
While in a local bath and beauty shop I came upon some really pretty, almost certainly relaxing and wonderful bath salts that seemed just the thing to get myself and maybe even my sister for one of her Holiday gifts. Well dear reader, after turning over the fancy glass bottle and seeing the $32.99 price tag I nearly choked! However it gave me an inspired idea. Why not make my own bath salts! that way they can be the color, the scent and the amount I want/need and I can do it within my budget. That way I'll be able to get my sister more than just bath salts for her holiday gifts! And another wonderful thing about this project is you can do it with the kids if you want, it's that safe and simple!

So here I am sharing with you the wonderful recipe I came up with for gourmet bath salts!

As always please remember to read all of the instructions before beginning any project!

So here's what you'll need to begin this wonderfully simple recipe!


4 cups Epsom or dead sea salt (Never use table salt, unless you want to be a pickled person!)

2-4 tablespoons of baking soda (this makes yous skin super soft and silky!)

20-24 drops of your favorite scented essential oil (vanilla, lavender,cucumber,musk, etc.)

1 large glass or plastic mixing bowl

1 plastic, or wooden mixing spoon

1 large clean glass jar with lid, or several small clean glass jars with lids (keep it all or share!)

Optional: food coloring powder or paste (not the liquid kind it'll melt the salts!)

You can purchase all of the products you need online, just do an "Amazon" or "Google" search. Or you can pick them up at a local crafter's store. It's up to you!

A note on Dead sea salt and Jars: There are naturally occurring black bits in the Dead sea salts. I think it's kinda neat so I leave them, You can of course pick them out if you'd like, it's your project after all! Unless you really really want to please don't pay for fancy glass jars! Everyday household products (think marinara) come in very nice glass jars with lids. I is always better to reuse items when you can, plus it's so much less expensive!
So let's begin!

Step 1 Add the salt into the large mixing bowl.

Step 2 Stir for about 5 minutes.

Step 3 place the glass jars, with lids off on or near your workspace.

Step 4 Now carefully pour the salt into the glass jar/jars that you've laid out.

Step 5 Put the lids on and there you have it! Home made Scented Bath Salts!

Tip: you can always spice things up a bit, try decorating the lids with pretty plastic, glitter, or whatever strikes your fancy. I like to put a ribbon around the top of the jar, just under the lid with a special handwritten message just for the person I made the salt for! Something sweet or comical goes a long way to brightening someones day and making them smile!

Have fun making!

Yours Truly,

Lady Make


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      caramellatte 6 years ago

      I like this. This is a great idea!

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      sweetlips 8 years ago

      I love the way you write, it's a wonderful change. I've read a few of your hubs now, and it seems like you really have a flair for helping people feel goo about what they're doing. Keep up the good work!