These bath salts are made with Epsom salts and bicarb. When using them in the bath, they can ease stress and relax the body. They can also relieve pain and muscle cramps and can help muscles and nerves function more efficiently.


  • 2 cups Epsom Salts
  • 2 Tbsp Bi Carb
  • 1 Tbsp Fragrance Oil
  • few drops Of Body dye or food colouring of your choice
  • 1 Spatula
  • 1 Glass storage Jar


  1. Pour Epsom salts into a bowl.
  2. Add 2 tablespoons of bicarb to the salts.
  3. Then mix the salts and bicarb together to ensure there are no lumpy bits and it's mixed well.
  4. Then measure out your fragrance oil ( you can buy these from discount stores, candle shops or soap supply stores. You can also use essential oils but will only need a few drops. Add to the mix and blend through with a spatula so its fully mixed.
  5. Add your colouring. Mix throughly.
  6. You have made your bath salts. Put into a pretty jar and add to your bath when you want to relax and unwind.


Kids will love to make this too, let them choose their fragrance oil and colour, this way you are sure they will come out clean.

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  • miss_sammy
    • 01 Jun 2015
      9:21 pm

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  • A nice idea ! I wouldn’t like to put body dye or food colouring in my bath water though


  • I was always intrigued by bath salts as a kid. Will have to give them a try


  • I can see a set of these, little jars full of different colours. Lovely home made gifts for loved ones


  • Great idea for little home made Christmas present too


  • I use bath slat’s and will have to give this great project a go. Thank you.


  • Great idea for little gifts too! Nothings better than a relaxing bath!


  • I should of used this when I was pregnant, I had lots of leg cramps then


  • I can use this now we finally have a real bath after getting our bathroom renovated


  • Am going to give this ago, make a few for Christmas presents


  • Great . Its really helpful have tried this .


  • Awesome! Going to try this, thanks.


  • I love the natural ingredients except for the Body dye or Food colouring, which is a product I wouldn’t eat or put on my skin due to severe allergic reactions. But bath salt without colour is perfectly fine for me :)

    • I agree, I am only worried about the food colouring and if it would irritate the skin and stain the bath? I will try this without the food colouring :)


  • I love bath salts. These ones look fantastic in the jar, so pretty.


  • I love bath salts! The Epsom salt, really helps aching muscles! This is really pretty!


  • Would make a lovely homemade gift. Thanks.


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