Basic Salt Soak Bath Formula

READY IN: 3mins
Recipe by Felix4067

Simple base formula that can be adapted to anyone's personal taste. Leaves skin feeling soft and silky smooth.

Top Review by taylortwo

i made 100 pounds of bath salts for my local m.o.p.s. group and although this is not my recipe i just wanted to caution people that the vendor i bought my essential oils from warned me of potential hazards to pregnant women and small children...not to scare you off though...bath salts are wonderful. :0)

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup sea salt
  • 2 cups baking soda
  • 1 cup epsom salts
  • 1 -2 tablespoon glycerin, per bath
  • essential oil, as desired


  1. Combine the sea salts, baking soda, and Epsom salts in a bowl.
  2. Stir to blend.
  3. Pour 1/4 cup or so into the bath while the tub is filling.
  4. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons glycerin to keep your skin from drying out (more for dry skin, less for oily skin) and essential oils of choice.
  5. Be sure to keep the glycerin and essential oils separate, adding them only to each bath and not the dry mixture.
  6. Store any unused mixture in a glass jar with a screw top (I use mayonnaise jars).

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