Bath Salts


I have to say that I am in a bit of shock with how kind all of you have been. And I seriously just looked at my stat counter and swear it was only at 3,000. Where have you all come from?? I have enjoyed reading all of your nice comments and am inspired to try to keep the ideas coming. Thanks for all of your support!

Now, are any of you still looking for that last minute Mother’s Day gift? What mom wouldn’t enjoy a long, quiet, no kids allowed, soak in a hot tub? These are super easy, and chances are you already have most, if not all, of the ingredients in your home. This is a recipe which my sister used to make for her friends a few years ago.

3 cups epsom salt
2 cups baking soda
1 cup table salt
Food or soap coloring
Scented essential oil

If you want more than one scent and color, separate into different bowls before adding the color and scent. Then you can have 2-3 different choices to choose from. Let the bath salts dry for 24 hours before placing them into your decorative jars.

**My sister reminded me that some essential oils are better when using on your skin than others are. Try to find the ones that contain mineral oils or natural oils and are free from acetone and drying ingredients.


  1. Claire says

    I just discovered you blog — it’s awesome!
    You have really great ideas =) Keep up the good work!

  2. Lauren says

    I found your blog on and LOVED what I saw! I am definitely following! You have such cute and creative ideas!

  3. Letti says

    A day to late. Last night for pictionary this was my prize and I couldn’t find how to make it anywhere. I ended up just buying some but they are expensive.

  4. Marcy M Miller says

    So cute! Thanks for the recipe. Where did you find your cute bottles. I definately want to make these for gifts for friends!!!

  5. Amy says

    I have a Nikon D40 camera that I love. I take most of my pictures with my bigger lens which is 55-200 mm. I just zoom in closer to get the sharper image.

    I found the essential oils and bottles at Michael’s Crafts, but bought them a few years ago. I think they carry them in most craft supply stores though. They were around $1-2 each

  6. Aubri says

    I just found your blog. I have been sitting here browsing and just loving all of your ideas! Thanks for being so creative, seriously.
    I am totally inspired! Thanks ☺

  7. mom2domgigi says

    Just found your blog via "Controlling my Chaos" LOVE IT!!!! I think that I am addicted.

  8. Elaine says

    I absolutely love, love, love your ideas!!! I am a nurse and all my co-workers are going to recieve some foot scrub and bath scrub for Christmas, they will love them. Thank you

  9. Aldiene says

    Really you shouldn’t use a mineral oil, most are petroleum based, use olive oil, safflower oil, almond oil, or coconut oil.

  10. Amy says

    I first made bath salts when I was in Brownies many, many, many, many years ago. I remember putting it in pretty jars and giving it as Christmas gifts. I love this idea! Have made some in a while so I may have to get my Epsom Salt out and start up, again! Thanks for posting!

  11. says

    I saw you salt scrubs on pinterest and I think this will make a great Christmas gift for my lady friends. I printed the recipe and now I am looking for the vintage bottles, could you tell me where you found them, please? Thank You.

  12. Ginger says

    How much do you use in a bath and how long does it last…expectation date on a jar I just made today?
    Thank you. :-)

  13. says

    Thanks for every other fantastic article. The place else
    could anyone get that type of info in such an ideal means of
    writing? I’ve a presentation next week, and I am at the look for such info.

  14. Dana says

    I love this simple bath salt recipe. My question is can you substitute the table salt for another salt like Pink Himalayan or Dead Sea Salt and get the same effect?


  15. Sebrina says

    I love the salts and scrubs recipes. I tried DoTerra and Young Living oils. I found the young living oils were much more fragrant. The DoTerra seemed less thick and fragrant. Not sure why, but just a thought. Thanks for all the great recipes you post. I love your shaving cream recipe!


  1. […] Bath Salts—Need a quick and affordable Mother’s Day gift? Try this easy recipe for scented bath salts. Add an extra touch of design by displaying them in festive jars, making this a great homemade solution to impress her this Mother’s Day. She’ll love the warm soothing effects of the bath salts, and will love the thought you’ve put into it even more. […]

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