Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Make Your Own Bath Salts

Bath salts are a good way to experiment with different combinations of essential and fragrance oils. It doesn't take a lot of oil to fragrance the salt, just be sure you do your homework and use oils that are safe for your skin. Lavender is a nice scent to start with. You can find the sea salt in the spice section of most grocery stores.

  • 2 cups of sea salt
  • 10-20 drops of essential or fragrance oil of your choice
  • color-food coloring is fine (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil- coconut,jojoba and almond are nice (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon dendritic salt (optional)
~Blend essential or fragrance oils with the dendritic salt if using. Dendritic salt is very fine and very pure. It helps maintain the true fragrance of the oils. It isn't necessary to use it if you plan on using your bath salts within a month or so. ~Add sea salt and mix well. (add fragrance directly to sea salt if not using dendritic salt) ~To color- add color one drop at a time, mixing well after each drop, until desired tint is achieved. ~To make a more moisturizing salt add one teaspoon of oil at this point. Careful! The tub may get slippery! ~To use, add about 1/4 cup of salts to a warm bath. ~Store your fragrant creation in ajar with a tight fitting lid.


  1. This is so cool! I definitely want to try it!!

  2. Thanks! Bath salts are such a fun way to experiment with scent combos. It's hard to go wrong : )