Easy DIY Bath Salt Tutorial

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DIY Epsom Bath Salts

With the holidays fast approaching I thought you guys might like a few homemade gift ideas. I have got great tutorials for gifts for both guys and girls, both young and old. Plus, I will give you tips and options you can use to personalize and customize your gifts. These DIYs will be fun and easy to make.

One great gift that everyone seems to love is bath salts. There are so many things that you can do with bath salts to personalize them, add color, add scents with herbs or essential oils. And don't forget the containers! So many options the combinations are endless!

I made some bath salts for my husband some time ago. He absolutely loves his epsom bath salts. He uses them almost every day. They are especially good at the end of a hard days work. I formulated his with essential oils that would ease sore muscles and aches and help him to relax easier. So when he told me a couple of days ago that he was out I thought it was the perfect the perfect time to show you guys how to make it.

Items Needed:

-epsom salt
-essential oils
-food coloring
-a nice container
-popsicle stick or spoon



1) measure out your epsom salt, pour into your container


2) add essential oils- stir carefully


3) if using food coloring you can add it in now. Stir.

4) Add what ever decorations you choose.


Planning on giving it to your husband or dad? Want to add a special touch for your mother?

The following is a list of ideas you can use to make it perfect. There are suggestions for every age. Come on, give them a try!

Fresh herbs and flower petals.

This is a great option for adding a chemical free splash of color.            To add- pour epsom salt and chosen herbs or petals into a food processor. Process for two minutes. This will chop the petals and herbs into tiny bits and the salts will look largely untouched.

For a more masculine gift use one of the following oil blends.

- 10 drops each - eucalyptus and peppermint (great for opening sinuses)
- 10 drops each - lemon and rosemary ( great blend to add fresh herbs to)
- 10 drops sage, 5 drops mint, 5 drops tea tree
- 5 drops each - orange, clove, cedarwood and lemon
- 10 drops blue spruce and 5 drops pine and cedarwood

For Her- the following oil blends would be perfect paired with the fresh herbs or petals. 

- 5 drops geranium, 10 drops lavender, 5 drops rose ( would be beautiful with real rose or lavender petals added)
- 10 drops each rose hip and vanilla fragrance
- 10 drops each cucumber essential oil and peppermint
- 10 drops of orange and nutmeg and 3 to 5 drops cinnamon or clove
- 10 drops ginger and 5 drops clove and cinnamon
- 5 to 10 drops of cinnamon oil and 1-2 tbsps. ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon of coconut extract and 1/2 teaspoon of pineapple flavoring and yellow food coloring ( warning: this one smells so good you may be tempted to eat it! )

Don't forget the container! Half of the fun of this DIY is decorating the container.

One great container is a mason jar. A mason jar can be both functional and decorative. Simply fill then decorate with hemp twine and a sprig of pine with holly berries. Perfectly rustic for any guy on your list!

For a chemical free touch of color try layering himalayan sea salt with plain white epsom salt for a candy cane striped look. Add peppermint essential oils and decorate with mini candy canes. Tasty!

A great one for teens and tweens is a brightly colored bath salt that smells amazing.

Try adding one packet of powdered drink mix ( Kool aid works great, aim for one in the color you want). Next add 1/4 cup of coconut oil. The coconut oil is what brings out the color of the powder drink mix. Stir the mixture good then store in an air tight container! 

So many fun options to try! Let me know which ones you decide to try and tell me how it comes out! I would love to hear from you guys. 


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