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Natural Homemade Bath Salts

Natural Relaxing Luxury at Home

There are many homemade bath salts recipes that require very little work, and are made up of natural skin care ingredients.

One of the most well known is from the Dead Sea. Most people know that the Dead Sea is the saltiest body of water in the world.

It is also well recognised as having health benefits derived from the Dead Sea Salts and Dead Sea Mud.

Health Benefits

All over the world, natural mineral salts are credited with healing properties for numerous ailments including eczema, stretch marks, aging skin, acne and as a general exfoliant.

So it seems only natural that we desire to bring those health benefits into our homes with homemade bath salt recipes.

Recipes for Homemade Bath Salts

Try out these homemade bath salts recipes.

Easy to do, with easy to get ingredients.


  • 2 cups finely ground dead sea salt
  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tsp vitamin E oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 5-6 drops essential oil of your choice – lavender or jasmine are the most relaxing, lemongrass or citrus are energizing.
  • You can also add dried flowers or herbs.


  • Preheat oven to 350º.
  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl, until it forms dough.
  • Roll about a teaspoon at a time into a ball
  • Place them onto an ungreased cookie sheet
  • Cook for 10 minutes or until lightly browned.



    This is probably one of the easiest recipes for an enjoyable relaxing bath.

    This will help reduce cellulite, improve circulation, soften the skin, create an emotional sense of well-being and relax your nervous system – sounds pretty great huh?

  • 1 Cup Dead Sea Salt
  • ¼ tsp Lavender Essential Oil
  • 1 tsp olive oil


  • Fill up the tub with water.
  • Dump all ingredients in.
  • And relax! Simple as that.

    Himalayan Salt Bath

    This is a new product that I have recently tried; Himalayan Bath Salt.

    My mom ordered some, and I got a little extra for myself because I wanted to try it as well.

    Everything I read about Himalayan Bath Salt told me that taking a bath in 1lb of this salt for a half hour would be the same as doing a 3 day fast.

    So, naturally, I was curious; I decided to take a bath in 2 cups of the salt.

    Where I bought the salt from grinds it very fine, so it was almost like a dust and it turned the water brown from being that way.

    I soaked for 30 minutes, and got out, thinking that it had done nothing. Over the next half hour, I began to get very hot; I think I drank about 8 glasses of water because I was so thirsty, I also got incredibly hungry which was unusual for me, it was like I hadn’t had anything to eat for a day. Then I had indigestion for an entire day.

    I finally realized it was probably caused by the homemade bath salts in the water!

    I felt great the day after that, and I’m pretty sure that the salt worked as described.

    Himalayan salt contains 84 minerals including calcium, magnesium, potassium and iron.

    These minerals are all essential for good health and very beneficial to cleansing your body.

    If you take a bath in 1 pound of this salt for 30 minutes, it is equivalent to doing a 3 day fast! It also soothes muscles, relieves arthritis, eases stress and promotes emotional well being and helps with the relieving of acne.

    Special Note: I use Amazon online to purchase ready to go products so I can maintain my natural skin care regime at all times, e.g travelling, working long hours, unable to get to the store... It is a good alternative without compromising my ideals.

    Chronic Respiratory Illness

    Ok, so this is not really natural skincare info but when researching the benefits of salt and health I came across this, and thought it was helpful info.

    Asthma, sinusitis and bronchitis can be treated with brine inhalation therapy.

  • Heat a pot and add a minimum of 0.7 of salt with the boiling water.
  • Cover your head with a towel and breathe in the brine steam.
  • Do this for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • The pollutants will be coughed out in about 30 minutes from inhaling the brine solution.

  • Cleaning Your Teeth

    And this!  If you have the ingredients then why not use it in a number of different ways!

    Diluted Himalayan red salt is great for brushing your teeth with!

    All of the essential minerals and nutrients in it, creates a healthy environment for strong teeth.

    Used as a mouthwash it also gets rid of bad breath and bleeding gums!

    More ways Himalayan Red Salt is beneficial.

    Interested in a fun project? Try this homemade lip gloss recipe.

    Have a look at these fabulous Milk Bath Recipes too.

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