Hillary Chybinski: DIY Bath Salts Using Essential Oils

Monday, December 01, 2014

DIY Bath Salts Using Essential Oils

A few months ago I made the decision to give Essential Oils a try in my journey to a healthy lifestyle. I had several friends that had began using them regularly in their daily life to help with many day to day discomforts, and I admit, I was intrigued.

DIY Bath Salts Using Essential Oils

With the aid of an incredibly helpful resource guide and several Facebook Groups for oil users, I've been learning different ways to incorporate my small batch of oils into my daily life. One simple way to incorporate oils into your life is to add them into your foods and products that you use every day.

One such way is to make soothing bath salts. You may know that epsom salt can be very good for you. Doctors and researchers say that soaking in an Epsom salt bath is a safe, easy way to increase the body's levels of both magnesium and sulfate (from: http://www.epsomsaltcouncil.org/about/). Not to mention how warm and relaxing it can be! You can make a variety of bath salts using therapeutic grade, essential oils.

What You Need
  • Unscented Epsom Salts
  • Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils
  • Empty Glass Containers like Mason Jars
  • Measuring Cup
What to Do
Gather some clean glass containers. I used 8 oz and 4 oz Mason Jars.

Clean Glass Containers for DIY Bath Salts

Depending on the size of your jar, measure out your epsom salts (1 and 1/2 cups for above jars).

Measure Epsom Salt for DIY Bath Salts

Add approximately 2 drops of your favorite Essential Oil for each 1/4 cup of Epsom Salt.

Add Essential Oil to your DIY Bath Salts

Close the lid and shake gently to distribute.

Shake Gently to Mix DIY Bath Salts

Ideas for Essential Oils:
Lavender - To help find peace after a long day.
Peppermint - To help clear your head and renew your energy.
Pan-Away - To help ease muscles after a great workout.
Peace and Calming - To help relax after a busy day.

Choosing an Essential Oil for DIY Bath Salts

If you add a pretty label and ribbon, these DIY Bath Salts make a wonderful gift. You could even add a decorative spoon or scoop. You can give them individually or package up a few different ones for a variety pack.

DIY Bath Salts Using Essential Oils

This post is part of an Essential Oil Blog Hop - for even MORE inspiration and ideas, check out these other great blogs:

Essential Oil Infused Sea Salt Sampler ~ DIY Show Off

Peppermint Twist Face and Body Scrub ~ Eat Sleep Be

Lavender and Lemon Shortbread Cookies ~ O'Boy Organic

DIY Cleaning Wipes ~ EcoIncognito 

Santa's Helper Stress Away Scrub ~ Oily Oh My 

Peppermint Bark ~ Mama Teaches

Soaking Salts and Body Mist ~ The Lunar Fae

Peppermint Bath Bombs ~ Making Lemonade

catch you soon -

Disclaimer - I am NOT a doctor. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. this product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.  


  1. I need to try to get into Essential Oils

  2. I'm not a huge fan of baths (weird, right?!), but I love soaking my feet and this mix would be perfect after a long day!

  3. How much salt then goes into your bathwater?

    1. It really depends on your preferences . . .I like to add a Tablespoon or two to mine - we have a smaller, standard-sized tub.

  4. Add a few drops of Tea tree oil to your regular shampoo to treat hair problems like persistent dandruff, itchy-scalp and even prevent head-lice. Massage it in, leave it on for 5-7 minutes and rinse off. Adding a few drops in pet shampoo/bath helps keep tics and rashes at bay. scalp treatment

  5. Where are the directions on how to use? Do I put a couple of tablespoons in after the bath is ready, while water is running, etc...what? I have a one-person size whirlpool tub.

    1. What a great suggestion for an update Nancy! Yes - you would use a Tablespoon or 2 in your bath. It doesn't have to be while the water is running - it doesn't make bubbles. I like to use mine when I give myself a Pedi - I put some int he water and soak my feet.