Strawberry & Cream Bath Salts

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

Make for yourself or as a gift. If you don't like the strawberry try Peaches & Cream or Lemon Meringue, adjusting the fragrance and the color, or make a blue and white version using a fragrance of your own choice. Note: Regarding to the review that uses Kool-aid I would like to say that I have never used that and I am not sure or it will leave stains.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 6 cups coarse sea salt
  • 18 cup glycerin (optional)
  • red food coloring, powder if possible
  • strawberry fragrance oil
  • vanilla fragrance oil


  1. Put the salt in a large glass mixing bowl, add the glycerin and mix well.
  2. Divide the mixture in two, to one part add food color until the desired shade is reached, mix very well, if you use liquid food color be careful that the mix doesn't get too wet, if necessary leave the color pink instead of red.
  3. Add the fragrance oil.
  4. In another bowl, add the vanilla fragrance to the other part and mix well.
  5. The fragrance amounts are not "to taste" but "to smell".
  6. Cover both bowls and leave to stand for an hour, and then mix again.
  7. Have some clean jars ready and fill them by alternating the layers, holding the jar at a slight angle, this way you get the layered sand effect Cover the lid with a piece of nice cotton or paper, tie with string or ribbon, and provide with a label Use 4 to 5 tablespoons per bath.


Most Helpful

I passed this along to a friend who was searching for something homemade to give for Christmas gifts. Guess what? She gave me some too!! She made several batches adding the glycerin and using the strawberries and cream fragrances. I absolutely love it!! I promised her I would give you this 5-star review. We both thank you for this creative idea and recipe.

Susie in Texas January 03, 2003

This is spectacular! I've now made a few of these with different 'scents' :-) THanks for the recipe!!!

love4culinary July 03, 2003

My neighbour insisted on making this and made two batches, one for her and one for me.(I hope that counts) She said it was so easy, and absolutely loves it. I have the finished product. She had to use liquid food colouring. I've never seen powdered in Canada. I was planning on making this myself but when she saw the recipe she was insistant that she would make it. i had the oils already (essential oils), although I made my own strawberry oil as I could not find it. I did not know how to make the fragrant oil but it worked out so I guess I did Ok. We have enough to make the neighbour hood smell great

Chef at Heart February 07, 2007

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