Friday, September 27, 2013

Affordable Bath And Spa - Make Your Own Bath Salts DIY Tutorial

Pamper yourself with homemade bath salts and spa soaks! Learn from this quick and simple DIY tutorial courtesy of Clare from Mylana. LOVE that beautiful baby blue color :-) Enjoy!

Lavender Bath Salts Packaged in a Gift Jar

Who doesn't like to relax in a hot, aromatic bath after a stressful day? If you are looking for a fun and easy project to make for a spa treatment or gifts, bath salts are a simple project to make, with endless packaging options.

You only need a few minutes and a few ingredients, but, there is one very important precaution to take, and that is to use only skin safe fragrance and/or essential oils in the recommended amounts. Sure, any old oil or flavoring extract from the grocery store might smell good, but they can also burn your skin. While completely natural, not all essential oils are safe for skin and need to be used in the appropriate dosages. Please research your oils before purchasing them, even the natural ones.

For the sake of safety and cost, I used an artificial lavender fragrance from a well know supplier, who provided usage ratios for my product. I limited the amount of fragrance to 2% in order to minimize itching or burning reaction. Please do not add more scent oil to your salts that recommended by the supplier!


salt (food safe salt, do NOT use rock salt for ice melting)
epsom salt
baking soda (optional)
skin safe fragrance or essential oil
food safe dye
large rubbermaid bin with lid
wooden spoon or scoop
plastic gloves
jars for packaging

* Make sure to put on your gloves, for this messy project! *


Step 1:

Combine your basic recipe in the clean rubbermaid bin. You can choose either A or B.

A= 1 part baking soda, 1 part table salt, 1 part epsom salt
B= 1 part salt, 1 part epsom salt

Step 2 :

Add a few drops of food coloring in the desired shade to the salt mixture. Then, add your fragrance or essential oil at a rate of no greater than 2% by weight. Add food color sparingly, as too much color will result in heavily dyed bath water than can stain tubs and washcloths.

Step 3 :

Put lid on bin and shake vigorously.

Step 4 :

Remove lid and allow mixture to dry for 24-48 hours before packaging. Shake and stir the ingredients as needed to disperse the dye and scent.

Step 5:

Use 1 cup in a hot bath to relax!

Please note, you can use any salt you want, as long as it is safe food food and has no additives. Depending on how much you wish to spend, online suppliers offer exotic salts, such as pink Himalayan or you can use regular Morton salt from the grocery store. I like to buy my salts at the natural food store where I can select coarse and fine sea salts from the bulk bins. Larger salt will take longer to dissolve in the bath.

Meet Our Guest Blogger Clare from  Mylana :

I have been making all types of soap and candles for about 10 years and I started making jewelry and altered art in 2009. Additionally, I dabble in other crafts such as ceramics, painting, and formulating other bath and body items. My shop name is from the game World of Warcraft. I love fantasy literature and games. Mylana was the name of my first WOW character, a troll priestess.

Many thanks to Clare from Mylana for having shared this wonderful and easy Bath and Spa Tutorial with us :

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  1. Oh, I would pamper myself with such bath salt right now! :)

  2. Hi
    Nice one! I like the outfit of the characters. Wish i could do the same thing too but im not that techie.i like the outfit of “from farmer to warden”.. really interesting.