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How To Make Bath Salts (Scented and Colored)


This is a recipe for making scented, colored bath salts.

Difficulty: Average

Time Required: 15 minutes

Here's How:

  1. Mix salts together in a bowl.
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients. Generally a drop of two of fragrance is sufficient. Use ingredients containing water with care (color, certain fragrances), since too much water will dissolve salt.
  3. Spoon salts into the jars and seal them. Decorative labels listing ingredients are nice!


  1. Make certain jars are absolutely dry. Salts absorb moisture, so this project will work better in low humidity.
  2. Kitchen fragrances work well. Try extracts of vanilla, lemon, orange, cinnamon, or mint.
  3. Not all essential oils are appropriate for bathing! Suggestions to try include lavendar, rose geranium, rosemary, or jojoba.
  4. Colors or fragrances may be omitted, if desired, for persons with chemical sensitivities.
  5. Some essential oils are naturally colored (e.g., chamomile is blue).

What You Need:

  • 2 C Epsom Salts
  • 1 C Sea Salt or Rock Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Glycerine
  • Food Colors
  • Essential Oils or Perfume
  • Jars with Lids/Stoppers

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