DIY bath salts to make you feel posh

DIY bath salts to make you feel posh

Whether you want to feel extra pampered before a night out or simply want to soak in a luxurious bath after a long day, embrace the elegance of bath salts—infused with soothing scents! The best part? These lavish salts are just as easy to make as they are to use! Ditch boring store-bought versions and boost your homemade bath salt blends by adding your own signature scent and extra decoration to the mix.

Follow this DIY guide to customize your bath salts and prep yourself for a dip into luxury!

What you’ll need:

  • 1 cup coarse sea salt
  • ½ cup Epsom salt
  • 2 tablespoons baking soda
  • 25 drops of essential oil
  • Natural food or soap coloring (optional)
  • Extra decoration (optional)—flower petals, citrus zest, glitter
  • Bottles or jars with tight lids


Instructions to craft your bath salts:

1. Place coarse sea salt, Epsom salt, and baking soda in a bowl.

2. Mix 25 drops of essential oil and food coloring (if using) into the bowl with salts. See blend recipes below.

3. Add in your extra something—dried lavender petals, citrus zest, even glitter! Show off your creativity.

4. Combine all ingredients together in a jar with a tight seal and store for your next luxurious bath.


Soaking in the salt:

Add up to ¾ cup of your finished product to your steamy bathwater and let the magic happen!


Bath salt recipes

Want to get on the fast track to a deluxe pampering session? Try any of these recipes below and enjoy your essential oil-infused spa!


Lavender essential oilCedarwood essential oilNighttime Breeze

13 drops of Lavender essential oil

12 drops of Cedarwood essential oil

Extra something: Dried lavender petals


Sparkly Spa

15 drops of Grapefruit essential oil

10 drops of Gentle Baby™ essential oil

Extra something: Cosmetic-grade glitter


Tangerine essential oil

Lemon essential oil

Citrus Blast

8 drops of Lemon essential oil

9 drops of Orange essential oil

8 drops of Tangerine essential oil

Extra something: A few tablespoons of fresh citrus zest


Soothing Splash

25 drops of PanAway® essential oil

Extra something: Color variation—separate the salts into three bowls, adding 1 drop of blue food coloring to one bowl, 3 drops to the second bowl, and 5 drops to the third bowl. Mix all the salts together for a colorful look.

Rosemary essential oil

Peppermint essential oil uses | Young Living


Perky Pick-Me-Up

13 drops of Peppermint essential oil

12 drops of Rosemary essential oil

Extra something: Fresh mint leaves, shredded in your food processor or blender


YL tip: Worried about putting herbs or citrus zest in your bath salts? Don’t fret! Salt is a natural preservative that keeps ingredients like these from going bad for thirty days. After you combine the salts with the zest or herbs, let the mixture dry out for 24 hours before putting a lid on it.

Kick your relaxation up a notch with our nourishing hair mask while soaking in your bath salts! In a rush but still want to treat yourself? Indulge with our DIY shower bombs!

Which of these fancy bath salts are you most excited to try?

Tell us in the comments!


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