DIY Bath Salts using Essential Oils

DIY Bath Salts using essential oils

How many of you have a spice rack full of glass bottles with ten year old spices caked inside?  Yeah, me too…  That is, until recently when I cleaned out my spice drawer and tossed out all the expired stuff.  Since I cannot bring myself to throw away perfectly good glass bottles, I had a bunch lying around just begging me for a project.  Enter my sister’s birthday.  She is a Fourth of July firecracker baby, so I made her a basket of assorted essential oil bath salt goodies for her birthday last weekend.   These were SO simple to make, and she absolutely loved them.

Here is how I made them:

Fill half the bottle with unscented, plain epsom salt, which is surprisingly hard to find.  You can enlist the kids for this part, just put a catch-all bowl underneath so you don’t turn your kitchen into the Great Salt Lake Desert…DIY Bath Salts with essential oils-2

When it’s halfway full, stop and add a few drops of pure, therapeutic grade essential oils (that are safe for topical applications).  I use Young Living brand. Close the lid and shake well.  DIY Bath Salts with essential oils

Then, fill up the rest of the bottle and add a few more drops of essential oils on top.  Shake again. This evenly disperses the oils throughout the epsom salt so they don’t clump together on top. DIY Bath Salts with essential oils-3

Since I had five nice empty bottles, I made five different scents of salt.  Panaway, Lavender , Lemon, Peace & Calming and Stress Away.

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Side note- If you’d like to purchase any of these oils, please contact me here! Most of these oils come inside the Premium Starter Kit, which is a steal of a deal, in my opinion.

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After that, I slapped some labels onto the glass using these 2″ Avery high gloss circle labels.  You can make and design your own labels using premade templates from Avery here. The fonts I used on these were KG Somebody That I Used to Know (print) and Anna Clara (script).

I found these cute embossed galvanized Happy Birthday tags at my friend Lucy’s vendor booth a few weeks ago.  Aren’t they CUTE?  I added one to the basket and it was the perfect little gift for my sister’s birthday.  Embossed Happy Birthday tag


NOW.  Are you ready for some majorly incredible inspiration?

Join in on the BLOG HOP! Click on each of links below each collage to see the gift idea and printable closer, along with instructions on how to make them, like mine above. I like to open a bunch of new tabs, and Pin my favorites for later.  free printable blog hop 1. Birthday Balloon Gift + matching free Print by Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke 2. Stamped Cocktail Napkin + Printable by Delineate Your Dwelling 3. Buckets of Fun gift idea+Free Printable by Craftiness is Not Optional 4. 7 Candy Bar Love Notes to say “Happy Birthday” by The Dating Divas 5. Have a Flippin’ Awesome Birthday by Dessert Now Dinner Later 6. Fishtail Loom Bracelet by I Should Be Mopping the Floor 7. Lemonade Lip Balm by Pretty Handy Girl 8. Hair Tie Birthday Gift & Printable Tag by Wait Til Your Father Gets Home 9. Gift of Sunshine Idea + Free Printable by Sweet Charli 10. I hope your birthday is a whole “lotto” fun by C.R.A.F.T. 11. Chicken Spice Rub w/ Printable Tags by Over the Big Moon 12. 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Have a coffee on me: Funky Coasters by Funky Junk Interiors 30. Swanky Black & Gold Cosmetic Bag by A Prudent Life 31. DIY cocktail napkins by kojodesigns 32. Nail Polish Gift by Southern Hospitality 33. Banana Cake by Whats Cooking with Ruthie 34. Paparazzi – the PERFECT friend gift by Sugar Bee Crafts 35. “latte” fun birthday gift by Our Thrifty Ideas 36. Homemade Funfetti Cupcakes + Printable by Tastes Better from Scratch 37. Pearls are Always Appropriate by Mommy Envy 38. Girls Just Want to Have Fun Birthday Gift by A Little Tipsy 39. Manicure Kit Birthday Gift with Printable by Blooming Homestead 40. Orange you Glad Cup by Artsy Fartsy Mama free printables 41. Donut Gift Tag by Pretty Providence 42. Rainbow Inspired Birthday Gift + Printable by Thirty Handmade Days 43. Drink Topper and Tag by LandeeLu 44. DIY Bath Salts using Essential Oils by Unskinny Boppy 45. Friends are Like Chocolate Chips by Delightful Deets 46. Paint Can Succulent Planters by East Coast Creative 47. A Bundt Cake Gift & Printable by Dukes and Duchesses 48. Jam Birthday Gift & Printable by Happiness is Homemade 49. Jazzed up Frames by House for Five 50. Favorite Things Gift Ideas by inkhappi 51. Toe-tally Cool Nail Polish Gift Idea + Free Printable by Simply Designing with Ashley 52. Quote Book by Reasons to Skip the Housework 53. Iron On T-Shirt Gift by Becoming Martha 54. DIY Humorous Girlfriend Gift by Brassy Apple 55. Tea-riffic Birthday Gift Idea & Printable by Mom Endeavors 56. Turn Today Into A Celebration by Dolen Diaries 57. You’re A Lifesaver Printable by Live Laugh Rowe 58. Happy Birthday Jar {free printable} by Kiki and Company 59. Mason Jar Flower Vase + Printable by R & R Workshop 60. Easy $5 Wooden Charm Bracelet by Craftily Ever After   free printables 61. Polka Dot Mason Jar Vase by The Cards We Drew 62. Free Printable Mini Notes by Confetti Sunshine 63. Bath Bomb Easy Birthday Gifts by Tried and True 64. Ball Jar Printable Tags by The Country Chic Cottage 65. Eat More Cake Birthday Gift Idea and Printable by Play. Party. Pin. 66. Have a “berry” happy birthday by The Contractor Chronicles 67. Merci Chocolates + Hey Birthday Girl french girl printable by Handmade in the Heartland 68. Five Minute Leather Necklace Tutorial + Birthday printables by Delia Creates 69. Ah-Mason Birthday Gift Idea by Lolly Jane 70. Simple Dangle Earring Tutorial by Bombshell Bling 71. Symphony Bar Brownies by Among the Young 72. Wishing you an E “straw” diary Birthday by Ginger Snap Crafts 73. DIY Washi Tape Cacti by Fry Sauce and Grits 74. State Pride Cheese Board by Addicted to DIY 75. Reusable Monogrammed Solo Cup by Mom 4 Real 76. go-to gift…EARRINGS! by A Girl and A Glue Gun 77. Embroidered Mixed Media Bookmarkers by The Creative Goddess 78. Beyond Measure Birthday Printable by Like Mother Like Daughter 79. Birthday Facial Kit Gift by The Benson Street 80. DIY Jewelry Bookmark by Design Dazzle blog hop free printables 81. Birthday in a Jar – Birthday Printable Tags by A Pumpkin and a Princess 82. Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Party Cookies by Crazy Little Projects 83. You are the Bee’s Knees by Love the Day 84. Birthday Candy Jar by Inside BruCrew Life 85. Hip Hip Hooray, today is your birthday!” printables by The Crafted Sparrow 86. Treat Yo Self Printable by Girl Loves Glam 87. Chocolate Facial with printable by TidyMom 88. Happy Birthday Sweets by A Night Owl 89. Quick & Easy Hydrangea Cake by Sweet C’s Designs 90. Sweets for the Sweet by Simply Kierste 91. Citrus Whipped Honey Butter Jars by Sand and Sisal 92. Diet Coke Gift for a Friend with Printable by Sweet Treats and More 93. A Latte for Two + printables by One Krieger Chick 94. Cookie Monster Birthday Gift Tag by I’m Topsy Turvy 95. Root Beer Float Cake in a Jar by Giggles Galore 96. Treat Yo’Self Printable Watercoloring Box by Persia Lou 97. Fruity Body Scrub with Printable by Mad in Crafts 98. Magnetic Necklace Charm by Sowdering About 99. Happy Bee Day with Printable by Just Another Day in Paradise 100. Manicure in a Jar by That’s What {Che} Said… 101. UBER lucky to have you in my Life by Maybe I Will 102. Free Happy Birthday Printable by NoBiggie 103. DIY Wine Bag & Charms Gift by Sypsie Designs 104. Crispy Crunch-y Pie with Printable by Just Rhonda 105. “You’re the Silver Lining” Friendship Nail Polish Gift by The Happy Housie 106. Tie One On for Your Birthday (Hair Tie Gift Free Printable) by illistyle

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  1. How did you know I had a bunch of glass spice bottles awaiting a grander purpose? This is a great idea!

  2. Ooh so many fragrances!

  3. Perfect for a bridal shower that a cousin of mine is organizing. Love this #birthdaygiftidea hop!

  4. LOVE this so much! The little tags are darling!

  5. Christmas gifts here I come

  6. I am interested in making some essential oil out of this bath salts, is this possible?

  7. So the salt don’t change color when you add the oils? It would be easier to differentiate them if they have the same color as the oils used.

  8. Do you know how long these will keep? I want to make some lavender salts for a baby shower gift and I’m hoping it will be fine in a sealed glass jar until her baby is born.

  9. DIY BATH SALTS USING ESSENTIAL OILS is what I am looking for. I wonder if I add coconut oil to Bath salts, is it ok? B’cuz I think coconut oil is also useful and good for skin

  10. I want to make this but u said a few drops half way then a few more at the end what do u consider a few 5-10 or more

  11. epsom salt is actually a thing hard to get, completely agree with you, I have prepared this bath salt and have been using for a few days, it leaves a fresh smell even after 2 hours of bathing.

  12. I’m planning on making this recipe but I just wanted to know why you add ESSENTIAL OILS???

  13. Thanks for sharing great info. I have bought it for my wife. She is satisfied and I am happy. Thank you.

  14. Another awesome diy from Beth as always. I especially like this bath salt formula because it is safe and chemical-free.

  15. I add coconut oil and use Dead Sea Salts………will try your recipe next time…….best relaxing bath ever!!!

  16. Adding coconut oil is the way to go…I love bathing with salt and lavender oil which soothes mid and upper back pain…and if my BF gives massage that makes my day 🙂

  17. Detailed drawings showing information on specific areas,
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  18. Nice article. Epsom salt is so great for relieving leg cramps!

    Adding your favorite scent is even better! My growing son gets frequent leg cramps and I use this to help him. He even likes the lavender scent I use – and it makes him sleepy…

  19. Perfect for a bridal shower that a cousin of mine is organizing. Love this #birthdaygiftidea hop!

  20. So the salt don’t change color when you add the oils? It would be easier to differentiate them if they have the same color as the oils used.

  21. Yeah,so many fragrances i will use in my spa plus foot spa!!



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