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Homemade Scented Bath Salts

Learn how to make these simple Homemade Scented Bath Salts. Great for gift giving, or just enjoying a relaxing soak in the tub. Learn how to make these simple Homemade Scented Bath Salts. Great for gift giving, or just enjoying a relaxing soak in the tub.

With money being tight this year for everyone I thought this would be a great time to take it back to basics!  Who needs to spend a ton of money when you can have a homemade Christmas?  I will be bringing you Homemade Christmas Ideas from now till Christmas. Learn how to make these simple Homemade Scented Bath Salts. Great for gift giving, or just enjoying a relaxing soak in the tub.

There is no time like the present to start because if you are anything like me I tend to procrastinate.  Yep…Seriously!  I do!

This time I am bringing you a super easy idea!  Homemade bath salts.  I have seen bath salts at the store priced at $12 and up sometimes. I don’t really understand why.  They are all basically the same; salt and an essential oil.  Yes, there are different kinds of salt, and different grades of oil, but you will come out with the same great smelling, relaxing bath salts every time!

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You will Need

  • Epsom Salt
  • Essential oil of your choice (I chose mint)
  • Small jars or containers (I used 8 oz. Mason Jars)
  • Fabric or ribbon to decorate

Learn how to make these simple Homemade Scented Bath Salts. Great for gift giving, or just enjoying a relaxing soak in the tub.

In a large bowl mix Epsom salt with the essential oil.  You will want about 5 drops of oil for every cup of Epsom salt.  Stir until the scent is well mixed in.  You will really be able to smell it when it is done.

Learn how to make these simple Homemade Scented Bath Salts. Great for gift giving, or just enjoying a relaxing soak in the tub.

Scoop it into your containers.  I decorated mine with fabric and ribbon; Add a cute little tag telling the recipient to mix in a couple tablespoons per bath, and that is it!’

Learn how to make these simple Homemade Scented Bath Salts. Great for gift giving, or just enjoying a relaxing soak in the tub.

It is so super easy the kids can do it!  This is a great gift for teachers, neighbors, friends, you name it!

Learn how to make these simple Homemade Scented Bath Salts. Great for gift giving, or just enjoying a relaxing soak in the tub.

If you have a hard time finding essential oils in your area, you can search online or use citrus zest.  Just zest an orange, lemon, or grapefruit very fine and stir that in with the salt.  I would say 1 tsp per cup of salt.  Grapefruit is my personal favorite!

This is only my second Homemade Christmas post.  The last one was Homemade handsoaps; check it out.

Comments

  1. I have a question… Where do you find the essential oils?? I looked and couldn’t find them… What department are they in?

  2. I bought my essential oils online through ebay, the mason jars from publix, & just picked up my epsom salt from riteaid lastnight. A huge bag for $4 & some change plus this week they are B1G1 free so hurry today is the last day. I wanted to know how long these last for? That way I know how far in advance I can make them. I assume they stay good forever but I don’t know because of the oils. Also, I have seen on another site to add baking soda to this recipe….anyone know why?

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