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Make Mother’s Day Special With 3 Natural Bath Salts

DIY Bath Salts

Bath salts are one of my favorite things to DIY. They’re super simple to make and totally customizable! A leisurely soak with bath salts not only gives your body a much-needed boost of magnesium…it also helps you relax by easing stiff muscles and achy joints! And who could use a relaxing soak more than the hardworking moms in our lives?

DIY Bath Salts

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, so I put together a list of 3 different homemade bath salt blends that would be perfect to give as a Mother’s Day gift. You can also use this list as to spark your creativity, and come up with your very own custom bath salts! Don’t be afraid to experiment with different essential oils, herbs, flowers, colors, and other ingredients. (And be sure to share your creative bath salt concoctions with us in the comments!) :-)

Related: 9 Easy Mother’s Day Gift Ideas For Every Mom On Your List

DIY Bath Salts

Vanilla Bean Bath Salts

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Epsom salt
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 3 drops vanilla extract

DIY Bath Salts

Directions:

Place your vanilla bean into the container you’ll be storing the bath salts in. Set the container aside.

To a small mixing bowl, add the Epsom salt and the vanilla extract. Stir the mixture until all the ingredients are well distributed, then transfer the Epsom salt mixture to the container.

DIY Bath Salts

Rainbow Bath Salts

Ingredients:

DIY Bath Salts

Directions:

First you’ll need to decide how many colors you want your finished bath salt to have. I decided to keep things relatively simple, so I only used 3 colors.

Once you know how many colors you’ll use, gather that many small bowls or ziplock bags. Add a scoop of Epsom salt to each container along with 2 drops of food coloring and 1 drop of essential oil (if desired).

Mix each container of epsom salt until the color is evenly distributed. Finally, use a spoon to scoop the colored Epsom salt into your container in even layers. Beautiful!

DIY Bath Salts

Homemade Rose Milk Bath

Ingredients:

bath salts

Directions:

Add the Epsom salt and coloring (if desired) to a small bowl and mix until the Epsom salt is a uniform pink color. Then add the powdered milk, rose petals, and 5-7 drops of rose essential oil and stir well. (If you don’t have rose essential oil, you can substitute another floral oil like lavender or chamomile.)

DIY Bath Salts

When you’re done mixing, transfer the milk bath mixture to a bottle or sachet. Finish it off with a pretty gift tag.

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  • Going to make me some tonight after supper and soak away , Maybe I can get my Hubby to soak tonight , he is having a root canal done today and needs to relax when he gets home. I been copying down your remedies and recipes all day today in my notebook. ( I do this all the time because I love to write besides typing ) Your website has everyone beat Mrs. Jillee! I just adore you and admire what u do to help make our lives better and save money! God bless! Stacy Smith

      • You can absolutely use peppermint oil….you can mix your own e/o’s to your liking….but just do your research on the medicinal benefits before giving away as gifts….some e/o’s can cause many adverse side effects if user is allergic or pregnant! Have fun making awesome creations! I hope this helped!

    • If you go to thrift stores, you can usually find some great glass jars for really cheap prices. The clasp type jars only need a new gasket, which you should be able to find at any organic garden store. Here in Oregon, I get them from Down To Earth, or you can find them on Amazon, too. I use old food jars, ones that are pretty or have a nice shape…You can paint the lids, if you don’t like them or they have writing on them…just be sure to use a non toxic paint and don’t do the inside!

      • Hi, Jillee!! You can put them in the refridgerator as well!! I’ve done tests on mine and if stored in a dark (amber) glass jar, they will last up to FOUR years! :) *always testing, have fridge just for my products*

        PS I love your news letters! Look forward to them!

  • Great idea. I probably won’t do this for my mom. She loves to take baths, but has never been the type to use bath salts or that type of stuff.

  • Are these recipes for one use or each or how much do they put in each bath? I think it would be best to put in the tags so I was curious.

  • Our mother passed away about four years ago but I have made my sister bath salts for Christmas. She is a doggy mama but gives me a chance to make her some more. She loves them.
    Thank you.

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