How to Make Bath Salts

DIY Bath Salts for Mom

love making bath salts as gifts for friends and family. They’re a super easy gift idea that would be great for birthdays or baby shower favors. Plus, mixing it up is easy, and something kids can easily participate in helping to make.

Here’s how to make bath salts, using supplies you probably already have in your house.

Supplies for DIY Bath Salts for Mom


  • 1 cup of epsom salt
  • food coloring
  • plastic sandwich bags
  • glass jars
  • large mixing bowl
  • spoon or whisk
  • 1 tablespoon of baking soda
  • 1.5 cups of coarse sea salt
  • essential oils


Pour salts into bowl

Step 1: Mix the epsom salt, baking soda, and coarse sea salt into a large mixing bowl.

Add essential oils

Step 2: Then, add in the essential oils. Depending on how fragrant you want the bath salts to be, add between 4–8 drops of essential oils.

Add salt mixture into the bag

Step 3: Spoon mixture into plastic bag.

Add food coloring drops

Step 4: Then add food coloring. Shake the bag and/or press the food coloring around until it’s fully incorporated into the bath salts.

Pour into glass jar

Step 5: Remove from bag and add to jars.

DIY Bath Salts for Mom

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