Make Your own Bath Salts

Father’s Day is coming up so I wanted to start doing some Father’s Day gift ideas. Modern day men are more into pampering themselves so I wanted to share my bath salt recipe. James loves taking bathes with bath salts. Bath salts can get expensive and you can easily make your own.

Gifts are better homemade and any father would love receiving this gift. You can dress it up by using pretty containers. You could also make different colors and create a sand art look in the containers.


  • 1 cup Epsom salt
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable glycerin (craft store or natural food store)
  • 3 or 4 drops food coloring


  1. Mix the Epsom salt and baking soda VERY well in a large bowl.
  2. Add the glycerin and food coloring. Stir it well. (Start with just a few drops of food coloring to make a light color throughout your salts. If you add too much food coloring, it can stain your skin or your bathtub. You’ll know that you have mixed enough when the color is uniform throughout.)
  3. Store the homemade bath salts in a glass jar with a good seal, to keep extra moisture out for as long as possible.


You can make your bath salt to your own liking and change the recipe each time for a little change. You can use essential oils to add a beautiful scent. Make sure that you do not use candle scents. It has to be safe for bath use. If you use different colored dyes to create a sand art effect make sure they all have the same scent though. You do not want to get a headache from all the smells.

If you would prefer an easier recipe you could try this one…


  • 2 cups Epsom Salt
  • 1 cup Course Salt

Mix ingredients and add food coloring and/or essentials oils just like in the first recipe.

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3 Responses to “Make Your own Bath Salts”

  1. Tina says:

    I did this for Christmas gifts this past year. It was really easy, and I think they were well liked.

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