How to Make Homemade Bath Salts (in 10 minutes!)

Okay, my girls and I are clearly on a little DIY kick between our homemade natural bath bombs, beeswax candles, and now bath salts. While all of these projects have been fun, I have to say this one is by far THE EASIEST! It took more time to get out and put away the supplies than it did to actually make them.

How to Make Homemade Bath Salts on 100 Days of Real Food

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And, it’s perfect timing for Mother’s Day and end of year Teacher Gifts! I love a cute—and practical!—little homemade gift, especially when it doesn’t contain any unwanted additives, artificial colors, or synthetic fragrances like the store bought version…

Homemade Bath Salts on 100 Days of Real Food using Evoke by Plant Therapy
Finished Homemade Bath Salts

Supplies Needed for Homemade Bath Salts


  • Epsom Salt
  • Coarse Sea Salt (we chose Himalayan Pink Crystal Salt because it added such a pretty color and texture to the final product)
  • Baking Soda
  • Natural Fragrances or Essential Oils



  • Funnel (optional – to easily get it into the little jars)
How to Make Homemade Bath Salts on 100 Days of Real Food

Homemade Natural Bath Salts

These homemade bath salts are easy and fun to make. Relax with the scent of natural essential oils.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Cuisine: American
Method: Too Easy
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Servings: 10 4 ounce jars



  • Mix together the salts and baking soda in a large bowl. We used a wooden spoon and then just our hands. 
  • Drop in the fragrance or oil and mix again until well combined. Divide among 4-ounce jars and add a label with details + instructions (i.e. 2 uses per jar). That’s all it takes!
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Why We Love Plant Therapy

Just because we don’t want artificial fragrances in our bath salts doesn’t mean we don’t want them to smell nice! So, we were excited to try some scents from one of our favorite all-natural companies, Plant Therapy, in this project.

First of all, the packaging is so pretty (would be a perfect little gift all by itself!), but I love how creative these new home fragrances are for your bath: zest, spirit, and jubilation. I would love a fragrant warm bath to refresh my spirit! We did opt not to use “excite” for these gifts, hehe.

Evoke by Plant Therapy natural scents

More about “Evoke” by Plant Therapy

Evoke by Plant Therapy is a new line of natural fragrance products with scents derived from the natural aromatic components of essential oils. If you aren’t familiar with Plant Therapy, we’ve been using them for a long time because they offer quality-sourced organic and economical essential oils.

You can feel good about using these, plus the scents range from soothing to energizing, so you can choose which emotion of fragrance you want to bring into your home (diffused, applied topically, as a body fragrance, or in DIY projects like this one)! There are six scents to choose from and you can check out the full line by clicking here; use code 100DAYS and get 10% off of your purchase!

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  1. Most likely moisture in the air “wets” the baking soda as it would be the most pourous and absorbant. Juat guessing.

  2. Hi there! I was making this bath salt recipe as a gift for a friend and I wanted to put it into an old champagne bottle. I’d closed the bottle with the cork and it had been sitting for about half an hour and when I took the cork out again, my bath salts exploded out the top and whent everywhere. I just wanted to warn you, and everyone else, that they shouldn’t put the bath salts I an airtight glass container as it can explode and the glass may shatter. Besides that, I love how they turned out and will probably be making christmas gifts for my family with it!

  3. So fun! But am I missing something or were the “two uses” not included? What are the instructions for use?

    1. Sorry for the confusion. It means there are enough salts in the container to use twice. :) – Nicole