Homemade Bath Salts

Health Benefits of Bath Salts and Making Your Own

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I am no doctor nor am I an expert in bath salts, but I do firmly believe they have multiple health benefits AND are super easy to make. As much as I love selling my bath salts, I decided there is one thing I would love even more and that would be to share with everyone my recipes!
The health benefits of soaking in a bath with salt are remarkable. Magnesium absorption is the #1 benefit and it’s amazing the more I read of some of the side-effects of being magnesium deficit. I do want to put a disclaimer here that I do not use bath salts on a regular basis and I really should use them more. I’m an avid believer in their benefits for sure but just don’t want y’all to think I make time for a bath everyday although this really would be a great idea! As I have researched more and more to add valuable info to my post I’m thinking ‘Why don’t I use these more?!?!?’
When making bath salts I prefer a 1:1 ratio of Epsom salt and Dead Sea Salt. When I first started making my salts in bulk I did some research and came across SALTWORKS, ‘America’s Sea Salt Company’. Saltworks sells a variety of gourmet and spa salts at retail price or in bulk. I have only purchased their Dead Sea Salts, but have always wanted to try some of their other items as well. Especially the Himalayan Pink Bath Salts.
Here is some interesting additional information I came across while I was researching:
As with most things we consume or put on our body, quality is important to me but for a family of six there are definitely times I have to sacrifice quality for affordability! No matter your priorities or budget there are always options.

Homemade Bath Salt Base

1 part Epsom Salt
1 part Dead Sea Salt (Sea Salt can be used instead of Dead Sea Salt)
Mix salts together in a large bowl. Add essential oils (recipes at the end of post). Stir until well combined. Store in an airtight container. Use 1/2 cup bath salt mixture (or more if you like) per bath. Relax for at least 30 minutes. Then snuggle in your ‘comfy clothes’ under a blanket for another 30 minutes OR go straight to bed! 🙂

 

Buying Options (prices are based off online, in-store prices may differ)
Epsom Salt
Walmart – $2.86 for 4 lbs; $5.43 for 8 lbs
Meijer – $1.29 for 1 lb; $4.49 for 8 lbs
Saltworks – $6.50 for 5 lbs up to $1,160 for 2,000 lbs (that’s right folks you can purchase THAT much!! WOWZEERS!)

Sea Salt
Hobby Lobby – $9.99 for 7 lbs (don’t forget your 40% off coupon)

Dead Sea Salt
Saltworks – $8.95 for 2.2 lbs up to $1,892 for 2,200 lbs
Amazon.com – prices vary
Walmart – I’ve purchases from here before but they were more expensive and the quality didn’t come close to Saltworks

Essential Oils
Hobby Lobby – $6.99 for 0.5 ounce, limited selections
Wellington Fragrance – Prices starting at $2.25, great selection, most are for external use only
And then of course my #1 preference, Young Living – Prices starting at about $6, great selection, Seed to Seal commitment, most can be digested
There are many more options, but these are just the ones that I have used 🙂

If you would like a great essential oil resource, I would highly recommend The Complete Book of Aromatherapy and Essential Oils. This book has essential oil uses for all areas of the home and everyday living as well as what oils are safe to use on infants.

Lavender Chamomile Bath Salts

Great addition before bed to help you sleep (or throw a little in the children’s bath to help them sleep … HALLELUJAH!!!!)
3 cups Epsom Salt
3 cups Dead Sea Salt
30 drops of lavender essential oil
30 drops of chamomile essential oil

Grapefruit-Palmarosa Bath Salts

This one is to jump start your energy in the morning! Which I really need to use this blend of essential oils in some shower disks since I don’t have make the time to take a bath in the mornings!
3 cups Epsom Salt
3 cups Dead Sea Salt
30 drops grapefruit essential oil
20 drops of palmarosa essential oil
10 drops of vetiver essential oil
5 drops of cypress essential oil

Lemon Eucalyptus Bath Salts

My all-time favorite, ESPECIALLY during the yucky cold season!
3 cups Epsom Salt
3 cups Dead Sea Salt
18 drops of lemon essential oil
12 drops of thyme essential oil
12 drops of tea tree essential oil
6 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
Mix salts together in a large bowl. Add essential oils. Stir until well combined. Store in an airtight container. Use 1/2 cup bath salt mixture (or more if you like) per bath. Each batch makes about 3 pint-sized mason jars.
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