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Instructions: make bath salt yourself - ingredients and recipes

  • The basic recipe
  • Recipes for bath salts
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    • Soothing Lavender Bath Salts
      • Instructional Video
    • Cold bath for cool winter days
    • Colorful bath salt
    • Basic bath additive number 1
    • Basic bath salt number 2

Give yourself a water park: With a few basic ingredients and your flourishing imagination, you create your own bath salts. We introduce you to the basic recipe and also give you the compositions of several popular variants. Of course, also lacking meaningful instructions on the right approach. Step by step, we lead you to your dream work. Incidentally, home-made bath salts are also excellent as a present for your loved one!

Bath products have been one of the most valued care products for many centuries. This is especially true for bath salts, a delicacy par excellence, which of course can be purchased in stores - sometimes cheaper, sometimes more expensive. However, it is also very easy and especially beneficial to make bath salts yourself. All you need is a few essential ingredients and a healthy dose of your creative imagination. To help you get started, you will not only get the standard recipe in our following article, but also ideas for harmonious compositions that will enchant every single one of your senses. Fill your finished work of art in a beautiful carafe or a fine glass, it will even make a wonderful gift, bathing friends guaranteed!

In the first part of our comprehensive DIY guidebook, we present you with a basic recipe that you can use to experiment with the individual components of your bath salts. Always use the indispensable ingredients and add herbs and flowers as you wish. Then we will provide you with concrete inspiration, for example for a soothing lavender and fragrance-intensive rose bath salt.

The basic recipe

For your personal water park you need in any case:

  • 1 tbsp sea or Himalayan salt
  • 1 tablespoon of soda
  • 4 tablespoons of Epsom salt (also known as Epsom salt or magnesium sulfate)
  • 1 tbsp. Oil (of your choice, for example jojoba, almonds, coconut, olive, argan ...)
  • Flowers or herbs

Important instructions:

A: Some of you may truncate on the Epsom salt. Yes, it is used primarily as a laxative when needed. However, it is also safe to use for bath salts. Because Epsom salt has many advantages: It relieves both physical and mental tension, promotes wound healing, helps the skin to detoxify, and you, your stress just let go. In short, magnesium sulfate is a pure treat and should therefore play a major role in the creation of your bath salts. In smaller quantities you can get it in the pharmacy, larger packs can be found in the hardware store garden department with the fertilizers or in well-known online mail order companies.

B: One tablespoon is about 20 grams - for those who prefer to weigh the ingredients. And: If you want to make lavish bath salts, simply multiply the individual components accordingly. Example: If you want four times the amount, use four tablespoons of sea or Himalayan salt, four tablespoons of soda and 16 tablespoons of Epsom salts. Only with oil you should not use the formula 1: 1. It may well be that you need less than four tablespoons in the exemplary quadruple amount. It is therefore best to gradually add it to the salt and stir until a nice, not too moist mass emerges.

C: Please note that you can not exchange any of the salts used for common salt !

D: bath salts often leave an unsightly fat edge in the tub. However, this is easy to avoid: Add a touch of lysolecithin to the basic mix. It is a natural, derived from soybean emulsifier. It makes it possible for water and oil to combine with one another, leaving behind the otherwise obligatory fat edge after your bathing pleasure. In addition, lysolecithin provides a pleasant feeling on the skin. It is easy to handle, extremely productive and odorless. Incidentally, you would alternatively fluid lecithin or mulsifan available, but these emulsifiers are synthetically - that is artificially - made.

E: Now your personal bath salts are not quite ready. Add herbs and / or flowers as well as essential oils of your choice to give the bath additive its individual touch.

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Rose petals not only smell, but are also very decorative.
Lavender flowers are small ...
and dissolve well in the bath water.
A colorful mix of flowers brings not only color variations in the bathroom, but combines a variety of fragrances.

And that's how you usually go:

Step 1: Mix the salts and herbs / flowers in a sufficiently large glass container.

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Rose petals are not only a fragrant addition, which provides in the bath for a feel-good mood, but they also look very nice.

2nd step: Stir the used emulsifier smooth with the maintenance oil.

Tip: You really only need very little emulsifier - a thick drop is enough.

Step 3: Gradually add the care oil mixture to the salt, herb and flower mix and stir well. And so long, until you have the feeling, each salt grains is covered by the care oil.

Tip: If your mix tends to get too wet, you should add a little less caring oil. The salt should remain flaky.

Step 4: Finally, add the essential oils and stir thoroughly again. Your individual bath additive is ready!

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Fill your homemade bath salt in a small glass bottle and you have a perfect gift - the matching deco to the fragrance gives it a noble touch.

Tip: Use one to three heaped tablespoons per full bath. To prevent the herb and / or flower decoration from clogging the drain over time, you should use a cheap drainage insert that will catch the particles. Airtight and dry stored keeps the bath salt as long as the raw materials that make it up.

Recipes for bath salts


Ingredient list:

  • 1 tbsp sea or Himalayan salt
  • 1 tablespoon of soda
  • 4 tbsp Epsom salt
  • 1 tbsp argan oil (used as a care oil)
  • a few drops of pure ethereal (and quite expensive) rose oil (a cheap alternative is Palmarosaöl - it smells great, contributes to skin regeneration and ensures mental clarity)
  • 10 drops of pure lavender essential oil
  • 1 tbsp of dried rose petals (either whole or rubbed by fingers)
  • ½ tsp lysolecithin


Step 1: Mix the salts and rose petals.

2nd step: Stir the lysolecithin smooth with the argan oil.

Step 3: Gradually add the argan oil mixture to the salt-rose blossom mix and stir well.

Step 4: Add the essential lavender and rose oils and stir thoroughly.

Note: Follow the details according to the standard instructions from the first part.

In your own experiments, you can change the flowers and essential oils at will. Make sure, however, that the ingredients used blend in with their fragrances. Good mixtures are for example:

a) menthol and ginkgo leaves
b) lemon oil and jasmine flowers
c) Calendula and marigold flowers
d) lavender oil and lavender flowers

Now you have some inspiration to make your own bath salts according to the basic recipe described above. In the following, we would like to introduce you to some tried-and-tested variants whose ingredient lists differ in part from our standard scheme. So you discover other possibilities, how to make bath salts yourself.

Soothing Lavender Bath Salts

The lavender acts as a true classic when it comes to the production of natural cosmetics. It not only convinces with its pleasant scent, but also has a very pleasant and relaxing effect.

Ingredient list:

  • 300 g Dead Sea salt
  • 15 g of cocoa butter
  • 3 tbsp lavender flowers
  • 1 tbsp milk powder
  • 15 drops of lavender essential oil
  • ½ tsp lysolecithin


Step 1: Mix the salt and lavender flowers.

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Step 2: Melt cocoa butter in a water bath and then mix with milk powder, lavender oil and lysolecithin.

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Step 3: Combine the two mixtures and stir well.

Tip: Let the finished bath salt for about half a day pull and mix it in between again and again briefly. This is how it unfolds its scent even better.

Instructional Video

Cold bath for cool winter days

Especially in the cool winter time, baths with added bath salts have a relaxing and healing effect. You may even avoid colds with the baths.

Ingredient list:

  • 1 cup of sea salt
  • ½ cup of Epsom salt
  • ½ tbsp liquid glycerin
  • 8 drops of eucalyptus oil
  • 8 drops of orange oil
  • ½ tsp lysolecithin


Step 1: Put the sea salt and the epsom salt together in a glass container.

2nd step: Mix glycerin, eucalyptus oil, orange oil and lysolecithin extra.

Step 3: Add the fragrant salt mixture and stir thoroughly.

Tip: The Epsom salts already described in detail relaxes your muscles and thus also reduces muscle pain. The eucalyptus oil ensures a clear nose.

Colorful bath salt

If you would like to give away a bath salt made by you in a beautiful container, it is advisable to use several colors. Especially in a high carafe, the following work becomes a visual highlight!

Ingredient list:

  • 4 drops of red food coloring
  • 5 drops of yellow food coloring
  • 4 drops of musk oil
  • 3 drops of jasmine oil
  • 3 cups of Epsom salt
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons glycerin
  • ½ tsp lysolecithin


Step 1: Place the Epsom salt, baking soda, glycerin and lysolecithin in a bowl and mix well.

Step 2: Add musk and jasmine oil. Stir thoroughly.

3rd step: Pound the salt mixture well until it is as fine as powder.

Step 4: Divide the salt mixture into three containers.

Step 5: Add three drops of red food coloring to the first container.

Step 6: Add three drops of the yellow food coloring to the second container.

Step 7: Tilt two drops of yellow and one drop of red food coloring (it results in orange) into the third box.

Step 8: Close all containers well and shake each time until the salt is evenly colored.

Step 9: Open the containers and let the salt dry for a few hours.

Step 10: Fill the finished salted pieces into a nice decanter in your preferred order. Done is the adorable colorful gift!

Tip: When dyeing, you can choose from all conceivable variants. For example, you can also use red, yellow and blue food coloring. Mix blue and red, this results in a chic lilac, but combine blue and yellow, green comes out of it.

Basic bath additive number 1

Brighten your mood with our alkaline bath salt. Apply it now!

Ingredient list:

  • 100 g of pure sea salt
  • 3 drops of rosemary oil
  • 3 drops of lemon oil
  • 1 rosemary twig


Step 1: A freshly prepared bath additive can deliver its effect much better than a longer-lasting bath. For this reason, fill in the present case first the tub with 38 degrees hot water.

Tip: The water should not be hotter than 38 degrees Celsius. But not much colder. A value between 36 and 38 degrees is optimal for your base bath.

Step 2: Put 100 grams of pure sea salt in a screw-top jar.

Step 3: Add the lemon and rosemary oil.

4th step: pluck the leaves from the rosemary twigs and put them in the glass as well.

Step 5: Close the glass and shake it until all the ingredients have mixed well.

Note: Avoid necessarily a lump formation!

Step 6: Bring one liter of water to a boil and pour over the ready-mixed bath salt.

Step 7: Wait until all salt crystals have dissolved in the water.

Step 8: Once this is the case, pour your wonderful salt-oil-rosemary-water into your already sunken bath.

Step 9: Spread it with your hands in the whole tub.

Step 10: Get in and enjoy for 45 minutes!

Tip: The exchange of acid between your organism and the water that passes through your skin does not begin until you spend about 30 minutes in the water. Therefore, you should stay in the tub for about 45 minutes. Make your base bath in the evening and let it end comfortably with a good book or a nice movie. Recovery after that is important, because: As good as the bath does your body, it demands so much. This also means that you should do a basic bath a maximum of once or twice a week. And another thing: since you could be thirsty during the bath, it's best to make a good drink right from the start.

Note: Rosemary Oil stimulates blood circulation, while lemon oil refreshes.

Basic bath salt number 2

If you want to relax fundamentally, follow this recipe!

Ingredient list:

  • 100 g of pure sea salt
  • 3 drops of rose oil
  • 2 drops of sandalwood oil


Step 1: Use your bath water at a temperature of 38 degrees Celsius.

Step 2: Bring one liter of water to a boil.

Step 3: Pour the sea salt with the boiling water.

Step 4: Once the salt crystals have dissolved in the water, add the rose and sandalwood oil.

Step 5: Pour your finished salt-oil-water into the full tub and distribute it well. The rest is again enjoyment.

Note: Sea salt ensures the acid balance of the body and also has a skin-care effect. Furthermore, it is antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. Often it is used with impure skin. Rose oil brightens your mood. Sandalwood oil calms and relaxes the nerves. It helps against nervous tension and insomnia.

Now you have a variety of instructions for home-made bath salts, all of which are reasonably priced. We hope you enjoy trying, tinkering and enjoying!

Tips for quick readers:

  • Make any bath salts with basic ingredients
  • Sea salt, soda, Epsom salt, care oil as a base
  • Lysolecithin to avoid the tub fat rim
  • Add any herbs and / or flowers
  • Complement with preferred essential oils
  • For example lavender and lavender oil or menthol and ginkgo
  • Alkaline bath additive for deacidification of the organism
  • Quickly created with sea salt and suitable oils
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