How to Make Bath Salts Using Sea Salt and Epsom Salt

Have you made any of these fabulous natural or simple spa day treatments? What better way to relax than a bath to know how to make bath salts at home? I have been doing a lot of research to bring you these fabulous articles. I want to know the reason why things happen. One interesting fact I learned about Epsom salt is it occurs naturally. Epsom salt was originally discovered at a spring in England. It was found to have many beneficial properties both inside and out. I recently wrote about the benefits of sea salt and your skin. Today I would like to tell you some benefits of Epsom salt I recently found out.

Benefits of Epsom salt:

Helps the body relax to ease stress – By soaking in an Epsom salt bath, it helps the body absorb magnesium. This is very beneficial to help ease stress in the bodies muscles.

Relieves pain and muscle cramps – The Epsom salt interferes with the receptors in the brain to relieve muscle pain.

Relieves constipation – I had no idea this was used as a laxative. This is on the box: use 2-4 teaspoons dissolved in 8oz of water. Who knew?

Eliminates toxins from the body – helps remove toxins in the body by helping flush toxins from the skin.

A few warnings on the Epsom salt box: ask a doctor if you have kidney disease, a magnesium restricted diet, stomach pain, or change in bowel habits.

How to Make Bath Salts

How to Make Bath Salts

Ingredients for How to make Bath Salts :

1 Cup Sea Salt

1 Cup Epsom Salt

20-30 drops of essential oil (Learn how to make homemade therapeutic bath salts and the uses)

How to make Bath Salts:

Pouring oil

1. I found these cute little containers at Ikea. But these glass containers would work well too. They hold exactly two cups, perfect for this recipe. Measure out salts and pour into container.

2. Slowly add essential oil to the salt. Mix the essential oil thoroughly in the container to make sure the oil is evenly dispersed.

3. Seal with a lid and add some ribbon for a perfect gift. See, how to make bath salts is so simple.

Bath Salts Gift Idea


A cute way to dress up the bath salts for a cute gift idea. I cut the sleeve of an old shirt I was going to throw away for this snowman’s hat. Next I used sharpie markers to draw a snowman face on the jar.

If you have never purchased Epsom salt, it is a great ingredient to have around the house to be used for many things.  How to make bath salts is so simple. This recipe is safe enough to eat, but I don’t recommend it. Yuck. If it is safe to eat,  then is it safe to use on your skin. Now you know how to make bath salts that is safe for you and your skin. I made these for Christmas gifts this year. These would make a fabulous little valentine gifts for a friend or teacher. You know they are stressed and need to relax. Take a look at how I used this same recipe for a fabulous homemade foot soak recipe. Check out my other easy homemade spa treatments like homemade facial masks, homemade sea salt body scrub, and homemade facial toner. Find more natural beauty care. Stay in touch with me on Facebook for more simple living ideas or follow me on Pinterest for more simple beauty care ideas.  

Do you know anyone who would just love homemade bath salts as a gift?



  1. says

    I can’t wait to make these for myself without any scent because it might be nice on those migraine days because the store bought ones are so strong. I have a big bag of epsom salt that isn’t getting used and just got lots of sea salt for super cheap at Harris Teeter!! What great timing :)

  2. says

    I just need to get some oil and I have everything to make these. I am a bath person. Have me a nightly soak. Thanks for sharing with SYC. I am pinning all of these great recipes.

      • says

        Great Question! I just realized I did not put that in the article. I will update it soon. You can use about 1/3 of a cup of the mixture for one bath. More or less depending what you like.

    • says

      Great question Sue. I have done 10 drops of each with 20 drops total is enough. But it is really your preference if you want more or less. Please tell me if you enjoy making this.

      • Sue says

        Thank you.
        I have bought the Zum Zujucuzzi bath salts at Hy-Vee grocery store in Wisconsin they have huge glass containers with many different scents. (They also have a book on what scents to mix together like calming, aches and pain etc., they charge $8.99 a pound for the salts much cheaper then their website where you don’t see 1/4th of the scents.) I don’t see it on their website at all. I made up the mixture for the Aches & Pain. I forgot what the ratio was for each scent but each scoop was probably about 1/3 cup. Now for the scents: Menthol, Eucalytus, Peppermint and Rosemary. I use about 2 Tbsp. or sometimes a bit more. I will sit anywhere from 15-30 plus minutes. I have a Zujucuzzi tub but you can sit in the regular tub also. This really works…I have used it many times. It makes my hubby sleepy. I normally will sit in the tub then crawl into bed for a restfully nights sleep.

        The ingredients for the Zum Jujucuzzi Bath Salts:
        Natural sea salt crystals
        Dendric salt
        Essential oils
        Shea butter
        Meadow foam seed oil (whatever this is?)

        I will let you know when I make and try your salts.

  3. says

    Thank you, I have recently been searching for information approximately this subject forr ages and yours is the bdst I have found outt so far.
    But, what about the conclusion? Are you certain about the supply?

  4. Daniel@Bestbathsalts says

    Epsom Salts has been used for natural remedies for years. From exfoliating dead skin cells to muscle cramp and pain relief, this is a staple to your bath salts recipe. bath salt base requires at least epsom salts, you can choose to add other salt mixtures to give different appearances and benefits.

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