Health and Beauty

How to Make Homemade Bath Salts

Comments (46)
  1. Julie says:

    They look so good in those test tubes, I’m of to check out the other projects now.

    1. Dinah Wulf says:

      Thank you so much, Julie! Thanks for stopping by!!

  2. Pam says:

    Very cute, and a great way to give someone a couple different kinds of bath salts in a sampler set. Time to raid the dollar bin at Michaels!

  3. Saying hi from the Lamberts Lately linky party! I always thought bath salts were so much more complicated, but these are SO cute!

    1. Dinah Wulf says:

      Thank you so much, Anna!

  4. These are so cute! I love the twist of putting the salt in test tubes! We’d be honored to have you share this at our weekly link party. Hope to see you there! http://www.thelifeofjenniferdawn.com/2015/01/a-little-bird-told-me-link-party-125.html

    1. Dinah Wulf says:

      Thank you, Jennifer! On my way to check it out!

  5. I love these! The test tubes are perfect, I’m definitely going to make some this weekend. Thanks for sharing! I’ve included your link in my Five on Friday post. Have a great weekend 🙂

    1. Dinah Wulf says:

      Awesome!! Thanks so much, Emily!

  6. These are gorgeous! I’m just getting into essential oils myself, so I’m stockpiling recipes like these! I love them! I would love it if you’d come visit Skip The Housework link party and link them up! http://www.reasonstoskipthehousework.com/skip-housework-link-party-54/

    1. Dinah Wulf says:

      Thanks, Melanie! Checking it out!

  7. Beverly says:

    These are just so pretty and sweet and what a nice gift they would make. Hugs, Beverly

    1. Dinah Wulf says:

      Thank you so much Beverly!!

  8. Ginger says:

    Beautiful! Love that they are in a test tube. It just adds some fun to the whole package. Thanks for linking up to Show Me Saturday.

  9. I love everything about this…the idea, the packaging, the way they came out! I would love it if I got that as a present! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at #FoodieFriDIY! Sharing!

    1. Dinah Wulf says:

      Thank you SOOO much Michelle!

  10. Harriet says:

    These are really cute. A very nice gift. A way to use my oils I have stock piled. I just want to be clear on ratio. That is 2 parts sea salt to 1 part epsom salt? Thank you for your cute idea.

    1. Dinah Wulf says:

      Yes Harriet! That’s correct.

      1. Arla says:

        Just so I understand that also… When you say 2 part sea salt to 1 part Epson means as an example do you measure 2 teaspoons of the first and 1 teaspoon of the second. And keep doing that until you get to a quarter cup?
        Thank you so much. Great gift ideas for all year!

        1. Dinah Wulf says:

          Hi Arla! That’s right, but to make it easier on you it’s basically twice as much coarse sea salt as Epsom salt. So, depending on your container. For example, you can try a half cup coarse sea salt and a quarter cup Epsom salt to make a batch and go from there.

  11. Marisa says:

    Achei legal e fácil de fazer esses sais para vender mas como consigo a tradução em Português para facilitar na leitura.

  12. Jane Gordon says:

    Very cute and simple gift idea for those bubble bath lovers! 🙂

  13. Cynthia K Kennedy says:

    Please tell me if the food coloring causes you to dye your skin when bathing. I wanted to color mine but became concerned. Thanks, Cyndi

    1. Dinah Wulf says:

      Hi Cynthia! The food coloring does not dye your skin. You use a very little amount (about one (maybe two) drop for an entire batch). I have used all four colors and it did not color my tub either. I hope this helps!

      1. BONNI ENGLISH says:

        coloring skin was my major concern with food coloring since many things I have used it in have left some color. Thank you for clearing that up

  14. Christina says:

    Could you tell me how much of the 2lb. bags (that the link directed us to) you ended up using for these 5 test tubes? I am trying to make about 50 for a shower and was trying to figure out how much salt to buy.

    1. Dinah Wulf says:

      Hi Christina! I’m so glad you like them and are going to make them. The ratio is 2:1 (Coarse to Epsom). The easiest way to figure out how much you need is to take the total ounces of your container and multiply by 50, then calculate your ratio. So for example, if you have 3 oz. containers X 50 = 150 oz. Convert ounces to pounds, so you get 9.375 lbs. (150/16 oz.). So, 2:1 will be approximately 6.25:3.125. So in this case, you will need 6.25 lbs. Coarse Sea Salt and 3.125 lbs. Epsom Salt. I hope this helps!

  15. Christina says:

    Thank you so much! Very helpful!

  16. Crystal says:

    What kind of food coloring did you use? Thanks!

    1. Dinah Wulf says:

      Hi Crystal! I don’t remember the brand, but I purchased it in the baking aisle of a grocery store. You only need a couple drops.

  17. Linda Heflin says:

    What size test tubes did you use? Thanks.

    1. Dinah Wulf says:

      Hi Linda,

      I am unsure what size the test tubes are. So sorry!

  18. Karlett says:

    This is such a great idea! I found the tubes and I’m ready to start the project, but I’m wondering what size labels did you use and where did you find the design for them? Thank you!

    1. Dinah Wulf says:

      Hi Karlett! Thank you! I made the labels myself with a free software called iPiccy.com. I printed them of sticker paper and cut them out. I hope this helps!!

      1. Karlett says:

        Yes, thank you so much!

  19. Rachael says:

    I love this sooooo much! Is there anywhere else to buy these other than Michaels?

    1. Dinah Wulf says:

      Thank you Rachael! You can buy test tubes on Amazon. Here is an affiliate link: http://amzn.to/2gNoNHh

  20. Sarah says:

    I see this was last commented on nearly a year ago, but it popped up on my screen this evening when I was doing a web search for Christmas gifts for 2017. I had a great coupon for Michaels, so ended up buying TWENTY FIVE of these test tubes with black plastic screw-on lids (not the cork). I am making several groups of bath salts using your recipe, then I’m using the rest of the test tubes to package spice blends for (chips or veggie) dips, for gifts, too. I, too, LOVE these little test tubes! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Dinah Wulf says:

      I am so glad you like them Sarah!! I actually made them several times after I posted this article. They do make great gifts!

  21. Carolyn says:

    These look great. I love the way you used test tubes

    1. Dinah Wulf says:

      Thank you, Carolyn!

  22. Diana Lopes says:

    I love making my own bath salts, combining all of my favorites! And indeed, it’s also a really cool way to make a personal gift. =)

  23. Wendy Payne says:

    hi Dinah I Was wondering what size the test tubes are.
    Thank you Hope you have a great day


    1. Dinah Wulf says:

      Hi Wendy! I’m unsure of the size. I bought them in the dollar bins at Michael’s. Whatever container size you choose, the ratio is 2:1. I hope this helps!

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