DIY Bath Salts

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I’ve been wanting to try making DIY bath salts with epsom and essential oils for a long time, being a complete bath fiend.  If you aren’t familiar with Doterra essential oils, they are the purest essential oil you can get–I usually buy eucalyptus and lavender.

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I’ve been branching out a bit more lately incorporating lemon and peppermint into my bath routine. I’m still working my way up to using the oils for different ailments (headaches, allergies, etc.), so I’m usually either throwing a few drops in the bath or using them in a diffuser at night.  I do, however, put a little of the eucalyptus under the kids’ noses when they are stuffed up.


To create these DIY bath salts, which I’m giving to friends as gifts, I first cut out strips of wax paper, labelled them with a sharpie, and hot glued the labels onto mini-mason jars.


I then combined 1/3 parts baking soda and 2/3 part epsom salts and divided it into 3 take-out containers/bags because I wanted to use 3 different oils: lemon, peppermint, and eucalyptus.  I added the essential oils to each, transferred the salts over to the jars, and added ribbons and spoons to each jar to make them into prettier gifts.


Here are a few photos of my photo, kitchen, and craft assistants (Wynn 5 months, Judah 3 years):


These are fabulous get well soon gift, but also perfect party favors for a baby or bridal shower or for a spa birthday party.


Wishing you have a relaxing weekend!



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March 16, 2015 - 6:48 pm

Chelley @ AisForAdelaide - I love this! My doTERRA have only been used for cleaning, but I love this idea of bath salts- and they’re SO pretty! Pinning! Thank you!

March 16, 2015 - 7:02 pm

Amanda McMahon - What do you find to be the greatest benefits to using them? My issue is that I find clean up messy!

March 16, 2015 - 10:43 pm

Corina Ramos - I love this. We are planning a baby shower for my sister and this would make a great swag gift! Thanks for sharing!

March 17, 2015 - 6:28 am

Rosey - What an attractive display. I like the idea of making your own bath salts.

March 17, 2015 - 1:35 pm

Debbie Denny - Love bath salts. Great recipe to make.

March 17, 2015 - 2:07 pm

Jennifer Clay - I have never made my own bath salts. I love using bath salts but can’t always buy it. I am so going to start making my own!

March 17, 2015 - 7:18 pm

M from K&M: The Stay-at-Home Life - These salts look wonderful! I love the cute little containers, too.

March 17, 2015 - 11:17 pm

Chelley @ A is For Adelaide - I love this idea! This is such a wonderful gift for a girl friend you just want to say “I’m thinking of you” to!

March 18, 2015 - 4:45 am

Patrice - Making your own Bath salt wow, never thought of that idea …this was clever of you. Thanks for sharing.

March 18, 2015 - 7:42 pm

Beverley Golden - Love the way you have packaged them and they sound so healthy and comforting for those of us who love our baths. Glad you found the oils that resonate most for you. I am a citrus and rose kind of gal, although I do include lavender for soothing and calming. Eucalyptus is always wonderful for a stuffy nose. Enjoyed seeing your gorgeous “helpers” and I am sure they are learning wonderful lessons early in life by being involved hands on. Thanks for sharing!

March 18, 2015 - 8:09 pm

Lorii Abela - Thanks for sharing your blog on diy bath salts. I appreciate your creativeness.

March 19, 2015 - 12:52 am

Amanda M McMahon - These looks simple yet wonderfully relaxing. I dontlike the residue left from some yhough

March 19, 2015 - 6:52 pm

Chelley @ AisForAdelaide - such a great idea for shower gifts! I will have to share this for all the soon-to-be mamas!

March 20, 2015 - 2:48 am

Roslyn Tanner Evans - Visually and the projects you take on make coming to your blog a treat. I love the projects you come up with for parties and gifts. This looks easy to follow and special. The packaging is terrific.

March 24, 2015 - 11:55 pm

Sharon Cobb - I just LOVE the look of these salt jars!! Great DIY!

March 25, 2015 - 10:29 pm

Celeste Wong - I have never used bath salts before but this does sound interesting. I should try this out. Thanks for sharing.

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