How to make Homemade Bath Salts
My blog post today is on how to make Homemade Bath Salts.
I used the Peppermint Bath Salts in one of my projects for our Handmade Gifts Class that starts tomorrow and I’m sharing the recipe with everyone.
Peppermint Bath Salts Recipe
- 1 cup Epsom Salt (250 grams)
- 1/2 cup Sea Salt (125 grams)
- 1 Tablespoon Baking Soda
- 1 Tablespoon Light Olive Oil (or Almond Oil)
- 5 – 10 Drop of Peppermint Oil
- Red Food Coloring
Here’s a video on how to make Homemade Bath Salts ….
I found this jar at Hobby Lobby and the decoration is really simple .. I just added a Lace Paper Doilie to the top and then added a circle cut out of the Polka Dot Parade DSP.
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The is the perfect gift to give someone during the Holiday Season!! During the cold weather we always add something to our bath water to help with out dry skin.
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Here’s a picture of the Bath Salts in action … when the water is running ….it’s quite pretty. Once it stops … well it sorta looks like a scene from CSI or Criminal Minds…. LOL You could always leave out the Red Food Coloring (or add less of it).
Thanks & have a great day!
Does the food coloring come off in the tub/water?
Donna, the food coloring does not stain the tub and washes away when the water is let out.
What a great project, thank you for sharing with us… I have never have a peppermint bath salt in my life. Some great. Love everything you created.
Thanks for the recipe, Angie. Handmade gifts are so welcomed any time of year!
This is great…we love to give homemade gifts! Thanks for sharing the recipe.
I can hardly wait to make this. Thank you so much for the video and recipe. Angie, how much do you add to your bath water?
Hi Mary Ann …. I would add about three tablespoons.
First of all I really like the bath salt gift idea.
I have some questions about it: Is the sea salt just salt that you cook with and the olive / almond / peppermint oils what you cook with or are these specialty items?
If it’s cooking then I have these already and I can be on my way to making some.
Thanks and have super day.
Hi Lesa, yes the Sea Salt is the salt you cook with … same as the Olive Oil.
The Peppermint Oil is Essential Oils and I found mine on Amazon. Thanks!
Forgot to ask Does it have shelf life like use in 2weeks or a month etc.?
Lesa, I’m not sure about the shelf life .. I tend to use mine quickly (especially in the winter). the important step is to remember to keep it in a container that seals tightly.
Can’t wait to try this! Do you know what the purpose of the baking soda is? does it make it more bubbly or fizzy in the bath water?
I found essential oils at a local natural food/vitamin store, and they had peppermint – and even on sale! lucky me!
The Baking soda is very helpful in making your skin soft. I always add Epsom Salt and Baking Soda to my bath water!!
In 2011 my doctor told me that to add two cups epsom salt to one cup baking soda to my bath water to help my aching body. I would swear by it. I like using the Peppermint Bath Salts but I don’t always have time to add other ingredients.
Super cute! I have never tried peppermint oil for bath scrubs. Definitely must add to my list! Be blessed, Em
Thank you for sharing your recipe. I would love to try this. This would also make such a nice gift to make for someone.
OMGoodness, I can not wait to make my bath goodies for Christmas! And guess what? They are both inspired by you…..1st is the featured video above, Peppermint Bath Salts. 2nd is the Peppermint foot Scrub, you featured last year, I think. I love it!!! I am still recovering from surgery, so my mom found & purchased my jars, then my husband found everything else. I am so excited. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE GREAT IDEAS! KEEP THEM COMING!
Angie – Thank you for your video. You must have read my mind I want to make a body scrub or bath salts for gifts this year and this was so helpful. I’m having trouble finding peppermint oil (none at Michaels or AC Moore). Does this need to be oil that is used for soap or candle making or can I use oil that is used for candy making (I’m finding that)? I did see in the comments that someone purchased some at a vitamin store. I don’t want to make something as a gift that would be using the incorrect ingredients.
Love this and I am going to make some Christmas gifts but was wondering how much do you but in the bath when you use it>
Hi Tracy, I usually just pour it in but I would say it’s about 2 to 3 tablespoons.
Angie! Thank you for the ideas. I am using this one to give to my agents that use my services. I am sure they will love this. I also am using the snowman soup and attaching it yo a pretty cup for my agents as well. Thank you for your incredible ideas. I love getting homemade items and gifts and feel like they took the time to make these things for me so they must like me!?! Hoping I win the 13 weeks of Xmas giveaway! Much Aloha and Mele Kalikimaka. Jenn
Will the food coloring stain your bath tub?
I’m happy to say it does not stain the bath tub … thanks!
I just saw your video Love it !! Can I add any essential oil ? Do I need to add food coloring to this recipe ? Thank you for sharing your video . can’t wait to make this. I do have lots of peppermint I can make essential oil with my mint .