Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is another idea for home-made gifts. I discovered when I made this that you can also use body splash or your favorite perfume for fragrance.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 lbs epsom salts
  • 12 teaspoon fragrance oil (lavender and chamomile are very soothing)
  • 2 -3 drops food coloring


  1. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. All ingredient amounts can be changed to suit your tastes.
  3. If the color or the scent is too strong, you can add more salts to even it out.
  4. Add a few Tbs to your next bath.


Most Helpful

The idea of adding essential oils and food colour, in particular, is a real nice one. I tried this with peppermint essential oil and it left my skin feeling cool, soft and smooth. Thanks for posting!

Charishma_Ramchandani August 04, 2003

Great and very easy to make. I made Brown sugar and fig. Smelled so good!

hobbgal April 24, 2011

This is so easy to make and so much healthier to use than the bath salts you buy in the store. The whole house smelled fragrant the day I made them and the day I bottled them!!!

DebS #2 November 29, 2008

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