DIY Bath Salts (Plus 7 Recipes for the Whole Family!)

DIY Bath Salts (Plus 7 Recipes for the Whole Family) | Food Your Body Will Thank You For

A nice hot bath is relaxing in itself—add to it the therapeutic properties of Epsom salt and and essential oils, and you have a recipe for pampering your body.

Many people put oils straight into their bath, but mixing oils into the bath salts ensures the oils don’t evaporate (thus saving you money and ensuring you receive the maximum benefits!). And certain oils can be irritating for some people, so dilution can decrease the chance of discomfort.

Easy DIY Bath Salts

You’ll Need:


  1. Put half of the Epsom salts in a bowl and add your essential oils and mix well.
  2. Add remaining Epsom salts and mix until essential oils are thoroughly saturated into the salts.
  3. I always make sure the salts are dissolved fully prior to getting in.

NOTE: The number of drops I indicate are PER CUP of Epsom salts—I like to use 1/4-1/2 cup of bath salts for my 5-year-old’s bath. For adults, I usually use 1 to 1-1/2 cups.


The Muscle Soak (Go ahead, you deserve it!)

4 drops grapefruit, 3 drops palmarosa , 4 drops marjoram, 3 drops peppermint

The 5 o’clock Special (Long day at the office? You need to rejuvenate your mind!)

3 drops of ylang ylang, 3 drops rosemary, 2 drops bergamot

Immune Support (Just a little boost.)

3 drops lemon, 3 drops tea tree, 3 drops lavender, 2 drop eucalyptus radiata

Just Before Bed (adults)

3 drops of cedarwood or lavender, 3 drops of orange, 3 drops of vetiver (*for kids, just remove the vetiver)


The Brat Kid Calmer

3 drops of lavender, 3 drops Roman chamomile, 1 drop cedarwood

Immune Support (kid-friendly support)

2 drops lemon, 2 drops tea tree, 3 drops lavender, 2 drops orange

BABIES (3 months and older)

The Baby Soother

2 drops of lavender, 2 drops of Roman chamomile

 For my 4-month old son (Baby Soother ONLY), I just use 3 tablespoons for his bath.


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One comment on “DIY Bath Salts (Plus 7 Recipes for the Whole Family!)”

  1. Raine Saunders

    Great post Liz, I am sharing this today on my Facebook page and pinning! :)

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