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Simple Scented DIY Bath Salts

Are you worn out and exhausted? In need of some serious rest and relaxation? Treat yourself to a luxurious spa day this weekend with a jar of these simple scented bath salts that you can make yourself with a few common ingredients. You’re sure to feel rejuvenated after a bath with these decadent citrus scented salts.

Simple scented diy bath salts

Simple scented diy bath salts supplies

Here’s what you’ll need for this project:

  • 1 cup of epsom salts, available at your local drug store
  • 1/8 cup of sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil
  • Essential oils (I used orange and peppermint)
  • Food coloring (optional)
  • A mason jar

Simple scented diy bath salts step 1

If you’d like to make colored bath salts, begin by adding food coloring to the vegetable oil. I wanted mine to be a pale pink, so I added one drop of red food coloring. If you would prefer not to use food coloring, simply omit this step.

Simple scented diy bath salts pour

Next, add your desired essential oils. I used 5 drops of orange and 1 drop of peppermint. Mix with a small spoon.

Simple scented diy bath salts mix

Now dump this mixture into a bowl filled with the epson salt and sea salt.

Simple scented diy bath salts mixing

Mix thoroughly until everything is combined. If at this point you’d like more color or scent, feel free to add more food coloring or essential oil. Be sure to mix it thoroughly again. Let the mixture dry overnight in the bowl, stirring it on occasion. This will help prevent clumping later on.

Simple scented diy bath salts mason jar

Now fill up your mason jar, and you’re finished. Now go take a luxurious bath with your handmade bath salts! Be sure to keep them tightly sealed when you’re not using them, to avoid clumping.

Simple scented diy bath salts fresh

You’ll find that the sea salt gives the bathwater a wonderful, silky feel and the scent is sure to invigorate you. The epsom salt will help soothe your achy, sore body too.

Simple scented diy bath salts top

These also make a wonderful gift… tie a miniature spoon to the jar with twine and wrap the top with pretty fabric and you’ll be ready to make someone’s day!

Simple scented diy bath salts gift idea