Just so we’re on the same page, I’m talking about epsom salt bath salts, not drugs. If you’re looking for that, you really need to improve your internet searches because this is clearly a craft blog. This blog is homemade bath salts…for the bath tub.
Paying for bath salts at a store is insane. It is so cheap to make that it is just a total robbery to pay for them. By making them at home, you can pick whatever scent and colour you want and since they were so cheap to make, you won’t be so stingy when adding them to the bath.
DIY Bath Salts:
1 cup epsom salts
5-10 drops essential oil
Yes, it is that easy. You can get epsom salts at any store that has a pharmacy or just scoop a bag of it at Bulk Barn. Use their $3 off coupon, and you’re saving even more! They even have essential oils too! I recommend double bagging at BB because those bags can be pretty flimsy and next thing you know, your nephew poked a hole in the bag ‘for fun’ unbeknownst to you and you’ve been leaving a salt trail behind you.
Anyway, put the salts in a bowl and add in the essential oils. I recommend having a ‘craft bowl’ that you only dedicate for these kinds of crafts. Essential oils don’t mess around. They are extremely concentrated and don’t want to be double dipping into bowls that are used for crafts and eating out of. I don’t know what could happen, but I rather not find out and this is my disclaimer to you so you don’t find out either.
So mix it up, remove the clumps, and use at least one cup per bath. I recommend using They are great for sore muscles and just relaxing. My go-to is using lavender because it’s relaxing. Maybe add in some eucalyptus so it’s not so Plain Jane. No one really takes a bath to get jazzed up and excited, but if you do, maybe use some citrus essential oils, peppermint or rosemary, or a combination.
You can add in food colouring to change the colour. I don’t because I simply couldn’t be bothered. I don’t want to add any potential chemicals. If you do, that’s cool, but just remember some essential oils have a strong colour already, like lime, lemon, and orange.
What are those cute little pink dots after I just said I couldn’t be bothered with food dye? I’m glad you asked. It’s Himalayan pink salt. Yea, because I’m fancy, huh. Below is a picture of the box that I have at home.
This is a great gift idea for someone who likes to bathe (rather than shower) or is an athlete or goes to the gym. Then again, you can be a lazy oaf and enjoy these too! Pour some into a mason jar or cute cello bag with a ribbon and homemade gift tag and you’ll have a personalized gift in minutes for less than $1.