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How to Make Scented Bath Salts

Soaking in a warm fragrant tub can be a sensual delight, offering time to retreat, reflect and refresh. Here is an easy way to make this more enjoyable for you and your loved ones.

Bath salts are cleansing, relaxing for sore muscles, softening to the skin, and detoxifying after bodywork.

Bath Salts: Add 1/4 to 1 teaspoon essential oil for every 1 cup total single or combination of sea salt, Epsom salt, or baking soda. Stir well. Using a seashell as a scoop makes a delightful gift addition. Add one handful per filled bath. One cup of bath salts should make 4 to 5 baths. Store in a glass jar.

A Few Suggestions for Scents:

  • Athlete’s Bath: ginger, juniper, lavender, marjoram, rosemary
  • Cold & Flu Bath: eucalyptus, ginger
  • Dry Skin Bath: chamomile, rose
  • Energizing Bath: eucalyptus, lemon thyme, peppermint, pine, rosemary
  • Kid’s Bath: lavender, rose
  • Love Bath: cardamom, cinnamon, jasmine, rose, sandalwood
  • Oily Skin Bath: lavender, lemon, orange, and yarrow
  • Premenstrual Bath: chamomile, Clary sage, lavender
  • Relaxing Bath: chamomile, lavender
  • Sore Muscle Bath: rosemary

Natural Colors

  • Red: Beet powder
  • Green: Chlorofresh Capsules (made by Natures Way). Prick open 2 or 3 capsules with a pin and squeeze out the content.
  • Yellow: Turmeric (you will need to scrub the tub when using this by itself or mixed with beets to give orange)
  • Blue green: Spirulina powder
  • Orange: Beet powder and turmeric

Soak and enjoy. When done bathing, let the water run out the drain as you visualize your stress going with it.

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Brigitte Mars

Brigitte Mars, a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild, is a nutritional consultant who has been working with Natural Medicine for over 40 years. She teaches Herbal Medicine at Naropa University, Boulder College of Massage, and Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts and has a private practice. Brigitte is the author of 12 books, including Rawsome!. Find more healthy living articles, raw food recipes, videos, workshops, books, and more at Also check out her international model yogini daughter, Rainbeau at


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5:00AM PST on Dec 23, 2013

Really like the sound of the Love bath combination!

11:26AM PST on Jan 3, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

12:37AM PST on Dec 9, 2011

You may have never had this question asked to you but is the picture on this post one that you took or did you get it from the internet. If you took it yourself may I have permission to use the picture. I do not want to get in copyright troubles.

7:13AM PDT on Jun 7, 2011

I'll try to make some.

12:53PM PDT on Apr 14, 2011

Thank you will be trying this soon

10:27AM PDT on Mar 27, 2011


4:49AM PDT on Mar 15, 2011

great ideas to try

9:42AM PDT on Mar 14, 2011

Baths are really good for relaxing and winding down, and if you only do it once a week, it doesn´t use that much more water than showers. Bathing is my retreat time from being a mother and a wife. I need that time, to shut the door and reset.
By the way, I used some dried Hibiscus flowers for a lovely bright red colour. Just threw a few in the coffee grinder and ground them really fine. I made red speckled Rose and Lemongrass scented Bath-fizzies with it. Worked a treat. I´m gonna try the spirulina next, hope it doesn´t smell too fishy ;-)

1:59AM PST on Mar 2, 2011


1:40PM PST on Jan 24, 2011

What delicious and aromatic scents. I can hardly wait.

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