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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210 comments

Julie vanberkel
Julie vanberkel2 years ago

Really like the sound of the Love bath combination!

Duane B.
.3 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Chaieyfah Yasharahla

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Marcia Machado
Marcia Machado4 years ago

Thanks.
I'll try to make some.

Judith Corrigan
Judith Corrigan5 years ago

Thank you will be trying this soon

Anna L.
Anna L.5 years ago

thanks

Ioana Boca
Ioana B.5 years ago

great ideas to try

Samantha C.
Samantha Choi5 years ago

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 ;-)
Sam

Ioana Boca
Ioana B.5 years ago

noted,thanks

Trish K.
Trish K.5 years ago

What delicious and aromatic scents. I can hardly wait.