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How To Make Bath Salt Gifts

Updated on December 30, 2010

How to Make Bath Salt Gifts

Not many more things are as soothing as a warm bath with aromatherapy bath salts. Aromatherapy bath salts are know to soften the skin and have a soothing effect on the mind. Why spend money on expensive bath salts when you can make your own for less than half the cost. Homemade bath salts are inexpensive and easy to make. Homemade aromatherapy bath salts make luxurious gifts for family and friends, and great party favors for bridal showers, baby showers, bachelorette parties, spa parties.

Items Needed To Make Bath Salt Gifts

1/2 cup of coarse Kosher salt

1/2 cup Epsom salt

1 Zip Lock baggie, freezer grade

2-3 drops of food coloring

Essential oil of your choice

Glass Jar

Items to decorate your bottle with (suggestions are listed below)

Mineral Dead Sea Bath Salt Mix - Buy bulk and save!

Bath Salt Directions

Place the Epsom and course salts into the plastic bag.

Add one drop of food coloring.

Close the bag and shake until the coloring is distributed

Add 2-3 drops of essential oil to the bag; close and shake well.

Open the bag and smell the salts to see if the desired scent is achieved. If not, add another drop or two of essential oil and then close the bag and shake again.

Add the bath salts to a jar. Canning jars work well because they have a two piece lid, which will help to seal in the scent.

Decorate your jar.

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A footbath with your homemade bath salts is pure relaxation!

Packaging and Decorations

Suggestive Ideas:


Canning jars

Decorative bottles

Heart shaped bottles (nice for a bridal shower and wedding)

Tube bottles

Baby bottles (for baby shower party favors

Christmas Jars (for Christmas gifts)

Cellophane bags

Decoration Ideas:






Gift Tags

Glass Heart Jar

Packaging and Decoration Accessories

Bath Salts Make Great Gifts!

Bath salts make great gifts for:





Housewarming gifts

Bridal shower favors

Wedding favors

Baby shower favors

Bachelorette party favors

Birthday party favors


Valentine's Day

Thank you gifts

New Mommy gifts

Spa Parties

Make Your Own Labels

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Mix and match the colors.

Mix and match the colors.
Mix and match the colors.

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Do you prefer to take showers or baths?

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    • Lady Lorelei profile image

      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      I had never really thought about making my own bath salts but it would be a really nice gift for seniors, teens, or moms.

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      DeboraR 5 years ago

      Great lens! I'm adding this lens to my lens.

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      MintySea 5 years ago

      That looks nice and relaxing

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      Natural_Skin_Care 5 years ago

      These types of gifts are always nice. I know I love to receive spa items.

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      Mona 7 years ago from Iowa

      What a great idea. I love a good salt soak when I'm really achy. I'm adding this as a featured lens to my Homemade Christmas Lensography under homemade gifts. This seems perfect for it. :)

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      poppy mercer 7 years ago from London

      Tempting idea. I've always wondered what the big chunky bathsalts that were around years ago were made of. Would that be some sort of washing soda?

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      sheriangell 7 years ago

      What a great idea - I love bath salts and will try this. Thanks & blessed by an Angel today!

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      TapIn2U 7 years ago

      I'm a sucker for baths and I must say you have some here that I wanna try. Thanks for the tips! I have also finished my Lens of comparing Energy Medicine techniques. Please stop by and visit. Sundae ;-)

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      irenemaria 7 years ago from Sweden

      This is a lovely gift tips! Personal and home made - I like that.

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      SofiaMann 7 years ago

      I had no idea how to make bath salts. Thanks for the recipe. I'll try.

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      Laura 7 years ago from Los Angeles

      Lots of great ideas, I faved it too! Thank you for adding my bath salt labels to your lens!Laura

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      RebeccaE 7 years ago

      now that know how easy it i... I wll try it.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I didn't realize bath salts were so easy to make, and to be able to easily customize the fragrance and colours, and add a pretty bottle with ribbons for a gift, very cool, thanks! - Kathy