Wooden bowl filled with bath salts and lavender

How to Make Bath Salts with Essential Oils

Learn how to make bath salts with just a couple simple natural ingredients. This DIY bath salts recipe uses essential oils for a quick and easy-to-make scented gift!

Keyword homemade bath salts, how to make bath salts
Servings 1 jar
Author Hannah Healy


  • 2 cups epsom salts
  • 15-25 drops essential oils of your choice (see below)
  • 1 pint jar
  • sprigs dried lavender rosemary or thyme (optional)

My favorite Young Living Essential Oil Combos for bath salts:


  1. Place the epsom salts in a jar, then place the essential oil drops over the epsom salts and shake the jar to disperse the essential oils. If you are adding optional materials like dried lavender add them after shaking the salts with the essential oils.
  2. It's best to add the essential oils onto epsom salts instead of adding the essential oils straight to the bath water because they float to the top of the water. The epsom salts help them disperse throughout the bath!