Homemade Bath Salts

This is our first Christmas home after living abroad for the past 3 years and I thought it would be nice to make a few homemade gifts for family members that we’ll be spending time with over the holidays. Some Maple Spiced Pecans have been packaged up for the guys in our family, and I decided to make something special for the moms, mother-in-laws, sister-in-laws, and grandmas on our list.

Homemade Bath Salts

I looked for sugar scrub recipes online but was worried about their shelf life, so I fell back on this trusty recipe from a couple years back. Bath salts have taken on a whole new meaning lately, but I promise that these will do nothing but induce relaxation and calm :)

Homemade Bath Salts

I found these cute little jars at the dollar store, but upcycled jam and Mason jars with painted lids would be just as nice.

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The addition of a high-quality essential oil is what makes these bath salts especially luxurious. I chose grapefruit oil because of its many benefits including:

  • Its aroma – it’s refreshing, uplifting and energizing
  • Its antiseptic properties – it’s disinfecting and detoxifying
  • Its skin benefits – it’s been known to help with cellulite and stretch marks

Homemade Bath Salts

Homemade Bath Salts Homemade Bath Salts

Homemade Bath Salts


  • Do your research and choose a skin-appropriate essential oil.
  • I avoid chemical-laden beauty products so I don’t add artificial coloring to my bath salts.
  • Beware of naturally-derived dyes, as they could contain animal by-products such as cochineal.
  • The recipe produces 6 cups of bath salts, enough to fill approximately 6 of these small jars.

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Homemade Bath Salts
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Recipe type: Bath Salts, Health, Beauty
Serves: 6 cups
  • 3 cups Epsom Salt
  • 2 cups sea salt
  • 2 tbsp essential oil
  • 1 cup baking soda
  1. In a medium bowl, mix Epsom salts and sea salts.
  2. Add essential oil and mix well to break-up any clumps that have formed.
  3. Add baking soda and mix well.
  4. Pour into *clean* glass jars.

Fun little gifts for the bath-loving people in your life :)

Homemade Bath Salts


  1. This is such an amazing recipe. Thank you for sharing. x

    • vegangela says:

      You’re welcome – thanks for stopping by :)

  2. Rika says:

    Amazing! I have never thought about making my own bath salts! Thanks for sharing!!! Funny that we have epsom salt around and we never use it in the house, and that’s a good excuse to experiment something with it! Happy Holidays Angela X

  3. Connie Fletcher says:

    Where did you get your jars? I’ve been looking high and low…apparently not in the right order, or something….I just have the old ones and I love them!!!!

  4. Connie Fletcher says:

    I’m a dummy…dollar store…nice dollar store, that’s for sure!!! Sorry! But, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!

    • vegangela says:

      No problem :) My dollar store was running low last week, so you may need to check yours again in a couple weeks when they holiday madness has subsided :)

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