I wanted to make a DIY for my mom that was useful. She has a beautiful antique claw foot tub to soak in, so I thought a bath salts mix might be great. I had some leftover lavender from our wedding as well as some dried rose’s and thought that would be a nice combination. You can also check out my DIY from last year,the bathtub tray, which would go really nice with the bath salts.
Let’s take a look at this easy DIY.
Get your materials:
- Epsom salts
- Pink himalayan salt
- Dried lavender
- Dried rose’s
- Oil (your choice, I used a lavender oil)
- Sealed jar (try to find one with a snap lid and plastic seal, then no moisture will come in.
Bath Salts Recipe:
A lot of recipes I’ve seen use ounces which can be difficult if you don’t have a scale. I wanted to use cups as this is an easy way to measure.
- 2.5 cups Epsom salt
- 3/4 cup Pink Himalayan salt
- 40 drops Oil
- 1 Tbsp Dried Lavender (I dried some from our garden)
- 3 Tbsp Dried Flowers (I used some leftover roses I’d saved)
DIY Bath Salts:
Mix salts in a large bowl. If you plan on making multiple jars, use the above guide to then double or triple the recipe.
Add drops of oil and mix with hands, make sure to use gloves, unless you want to smell like lavender all day! If you want to make this more affordable you could also purchase lavender Epsom salts mix them with the Himalayan bath salts.
Add your dried flowers. I used lavender and rose petals I had saved. The lavender get’s a little lost in the salt texture but the rose petals are vibrant and stand out, plus they look great in the bath!
Stir all the ingredients together to make sure they are evenly distributed.
If you want to dress up the jar a little, you can add a label or ribbon. Creating a label can be as simple as finding a nice font and painting on sticky label. I chose to stick with a simple white jar, the wooden lid had a seal so it was perfect for the bath salts.
This is an affordable and easy DIY, plus it smells absolutely divine.
Here’s the cost breakdown. I went to a local grocery store that sells in bulk and did try to search online to see if I could find anything less expensive.
Epsom Salts – $5.99
Pink Himalayan Bath Salts – $7.99
I already had these, but I’ll reference the price and where to find them.
Stress Release Oil -Saje $26.95
Dried Lavender – (I used lavender from our garden.) $7.99
Dried Rose’s – (I saved some flowers from a bouquet.) $4.98
TOTAL COST: $53.90 (My cost was $13.98)
Since the packages were all so big the cost above would most likely make around 10 jars of bath salts or 20 if you used smaller jars. I was able to make two large jars, one for my mom and one for my sister in law. Since I had some of the materials already these bath salt jars only cost $1.38 each. The bath salts look really great with the dried flowers and smell amazing! If you want to save some money, you could choose a lavender Epsom salt, which would eliminate the need to purchase an oil.