Bath Salts Recipe

Make a thoughtful handcrafted gift using this Bath Salts recipe, an herbal gift for family and friends this holiday season or any time!

Make this Bath Salts recipe to give as a special holiday gift.

Make this Bath Salts recipe to give as a special holiday gift.

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Make this Bath Salts recipe to use as a handcrafted herbal gift for family and friends this holiday season.

Bath Salts Recipe

• 1 cup borax
• 1/2 cup sea salt
• 1/2 cup baking soda
• 1 teaspoon essential oil

1. Mix all of the ingredients together and store in a glass container. Add 1/4 to 1/2 cup to bath water to soften and delicately scent your skin. If stored in a covered glass container, the bath salts will keep indefinitely. Makes 2 cups.


Mindy Green is an herbalist, aromatherapist, educator, and writer. She is also an esthetician, a consultant to the natural products industry, and director of education at the Herb Research Foundation in Boulder, Colorado. She is the author of  Calendula (Keats, 1998), Natural Perfumes (Interweave, 1999), and co-author of  Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art (The Crossing Press, 1995).


Read more about making herbal holiday gifts: Homemade Holiday Gifts: Herb and Aromatherapy Recipes.