How to Make Homemade Bath Salts for Gifts

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How to Make Homemade Bath Salts for Gifts

Knowing how to make homemade bath salts for gifts will definitely save you money. Here are a couple of my favorite lavender bath salts recipes that your friends and family will love.

I love a relaxing bath at the end of the day. Something that makes that bath even more enjoyable is bath salts. They have wonderful healing powers for sore and tired muscles, they help to detox your body, and they sure do make it a lot easier for me to fall asleep some nights.

I recently experimented with some bath salts and essential oils and have discovered a couple of heavenly recipes.

Bath Salts Base

  • 1 c. Epsom salts
  • 2 Tbsp. baking soda
  • 2 Tbsp. almond or coconut oil, or other oil of your choice, just keep it mildly scented

Essential Oil Recipes

Relax & Rejuvenate

  • 3 drops lavender
  • 3 drops peppermint

This recipe makes me feel relaxed and refreshed and it smells great too! For a stronger scent, you can use more of the lavender and peppermint. This blend could also be used at night to help support your respiratory system and to calm your body for sleep.

Take Me I’m Yours

For this recipe, you’ll need 2 – 3 drops each of the following:

  • lavender
  • ylang ylang
  • Valor (or Courage HERE)

I’m just going to come right out and say it, ladies. As you age, it’s just not as easy to get “in the mood” because our hormones make us crazy, kids make us crazy, and husbands make us crazy. This blend helps me to feel more womanly. It helps me relax and go from mom to wife a little easier. (If you know what I mean.)

Yes, of course, you can give this one as a gift. Help your friend out! If it does for her, what it does for me, she and her husband will thank you.

These are the oils I use. (I like those because they’re high quality and not MLM affiliated.) If you’re interested in knowing more about essential oils, you can always email me at


You’ll mix your essential oils with the base oil, then mix the Epsom salts with the baking soda. After each is mixed separately, then both mixtures can be mixed together. Stir well.

It’s not necessary to add colors to your homemade bath salts recipes, but you can if you’d like. Each of the above recipes will completely fill one 8 ounce container.

Essential oils are best kept in amber glass containers. I keep my bath salts in small clear mason jars. I use them up fast enough that I don’t think they have time for the light to affect them. If you think you’ll be keeping yours around for a while you may want to invest in some amber glass jars or keep your bath salts in a dark place.

Never store essential oil products in plastic containers.

I use 2 – 3 tablespoons per bath, but you could use more if you wanted.

Dress Them Up

Since you’re going to give these bath salts as gifts, you’ll want to prettify them. This part is so easy. You’ll need some festive fabric, ribbon, and cardstock.

Your fabric will need to be cut in 6 1/2 inch squares for the wide mouth jars. You could probably use the same size for larger jars, you’d just have more fabric around the outside of the jar. Place the fabric evenly over the lid and screw down the ring.

Make a small tag for your bath salts with the name and approximately how much to use in the bath. Hole punch the corner of the little tag and run through a good amount of ribbon. You’re going to wrap the ribbon around the ring you just screwed onto the jar and make a pretty bow.

Viola! You’re done!

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