Basic Salt Soak Bath Formula

Total Time
Prep 3 mins
Cook 0 mins

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

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).


Most Helpful

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)

taylortwo September 30, 2002

I made a big jar of this mix for my fiance to use every night with different oils. I honestly believe it helps him get a better nights sleep. Thank you for sharing is WONDERFUL.

LeahMarie April 16, 2003

Thought I had reviewed but no. Love, Love, Love this recipe but when 4 different stores were out of glycerine, I substituted. I have another book that uses Corn Oil to re-moistureize dry hair and decided to try it. I liked it better than glycerine. and so much cheaper. I'll have to check back as I can't get a star to appear. This is a 5 star recipe

muffinlady October 24, 2012

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