Easy Bath Salt Recipe

Making Homemade Bath Salts is a Breeze with this
Simple Bath Salt Recipe

Easy Lavender Bath Salt Gift in a JarGive the gift of relaxation with these easy to prepare homemade bath salts.

Simply adding a couple drops of coloring and a few drops of essential oil, will turn ordinary Epsom salt into sweet luxury.

Customize this easy bath salt recipe by choosing different essential oils (and food coloring if desired).

Easy Bath Salts

Note: If choosing to use dye, liquid food coloring is recommended over gel because gel won't blend evenly with the salts. If you have to use gel coloring, mix well with 1/8 cup of unscented (or compatibly scented) oil first and then add it to the bath salts. See below for recommended oils.


  • 2 cups Epsom Salt or Sea Salt
  • A few drops of essential oil (such as lavender essential oil)
  • Liquid food coloring (a couple drops of red and blue make lavender)


1. Pour salt into a plastic zip bag (or sealing food storage bag). Add a few drops of essential oil. Close bag immediately and shake well to mix scent thoroughly.

2. Next add food coloring a couple drops at a time. Shake well and add more color only if needed.

3. Finally, if you have time, let the mixture sit over night and then shake the bag one last time for the most even color distribution.

4. Package and embellish your homemade gift in a glass jar or cellophane bag.

For Moisturizing Bath Salts...

Add two tablespoons coconut oil*, grape seed oil or almond oil to bath salts. Mix well.
*To liquefy coconut oil, put desired amount in a glass or jar and set in warm water for a few minutes or until liquefied. Then mix into salts.

Easy Bath Salt Scents to Try

Easy Breezy Lavender. Several drops of lavender essential oil and a couple drops of red and blue liquid food coloring. Relaxing. Stress Reducing.

Sensual Jasmine. A drop or two of red food coloring and few drops of jasmine essential oil will make a soft pink floral bath salt. Romantic. Sensual.

Refreshing Mint. Make a soft green bath salt that is both refreshing and soothing. Simply use a drop or two of green food coloring and a couple drops of peppermint essential oil. Invigorating. Stimulating.

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