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How to Make Your Own Bath Salts


How to Make Your Own Bath Salts

How to Make Your Own Bath Salts

Sheryl explains how you can make colored bath salts. This is a fun and easy gift idea.

  • Age Guideline: 8 Years and Up
  • Time Required: 30 minutes (Does not include drying time)

The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.


  • Bottle or Jar
  • Epsom Salts
  • Food Coloring
  • Perfume or Essential Oil


Measure out enough Epsom salts to fit in your bottle or jar. Combine the salts with food coloring. Mix it well so the color is even. Add your perfume or essential oil and mix again. Spread the mixture out on a sheet of wax paper to dry for a couple of hours. Once it is completely dry, put it in the bottle or jar.

While the bath salts can be used right away, the perfume or essential oil will blend better with the salt if it is allowed to set in the jar for a few weeks.

Check out a photo of some bath salts made by Kelsey. She had so much fun making the first jar that she ended up making two.

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