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Homemade Healing Bath Salts

Homemade Bath Salts - Dr.Axe

This homemade healing bath salts recipe will help increase relaxation, relieve muscle pain, decrease stress and support body detoxification. Rather than spend hundreds of dollars at the spa, try this amazing spa-like recipe in the comfort of your own home!

Homemade Healing Bath Salts

Total Time: 2 minutes
Serves: 4


  • 3 cups Epsom salts
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • Water to fill bath (as hot as you can stand without burning yourself)
  • 40 drops lavender essential oil (or use 20 drops lavender essential oil and 20 drops juniper berry essential oil)
  • Large glass jar


  1. Combine dry ingredients and store in a closed container
  2. At bath time, add 1 cup of dry ingredients and the essential oil to the water
  3. Soak for 20–40 minutes (the longer the better)

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  1. Lisa on

    Are you saying that you cannot combine the salts and the oil and then store in the jar? That’s what I have done in the past and am just wondering if they should be kept separate. Thanks.

  2. Sharon on

    On else have you got in this bath salts? Looks like bits and pieces of something. Just cant make it out. Thanks

  3. elisabelle on

    I’ve use lavender Epsom salt also fantastic! But if i do run out, i do the regular with the oil. But i never tried the baking soda, i must try it.

  4. Keri on

    This sounds wonderful! Is this safe to do for someone who gets bladder infections easily? I gave up bubble baths and have stuck to showers for quite some time now, but I’m hoping this is a safe alternative so that I can enjoy baths again?

  5. Kathy Scozzari on

    So, can we mix them or not……i’m confused. See, I would want to mix the oil in WITH the salt and soda so they smell nice when you open the jar. And, that way it’s all included when I give it as a gift….. Any other oil recommendations?

  6. Dianne Katherine on

    I crave sweets to often, as a result I find myself a little more paranoid of the sugars ever where. Even though I haven’t read it, can the body absorb the sugar that is in a sugar scrub. Shouldn’t we stick with the salt scrubs? Especially as we make gifts at Christmas time?

  7. Jane on

    I have used this mixture dozens of times. I LOVE it but don’t mix until you’re ready for your bath. For some reason it turns rock hard when you combine and store together in a container.

  8. Michelle Joiner on

    i’ve read that you should only soak in Epsom salt bath for 20 mins – after that your body starts to reabsorb the toxins that have been released. What is your opinion on that?

  9. Janice on

    Are these salts OK for pregnant women? Also, I have another recipe that includes glycerin. Could glycerin be added to this recipe?

  10. Pam Schwetz on

    I found lavendar scented epsom salts at Dollartree..one pound bag one dollar and they have baking soda there too but it is cheaper at the regular grocery store like .59 cents or something…gotta try mixing it with the baking soda…I have taken epsom salt baths and I have taken baking soda baths but never tried mixing the two together before…sounds interesting…

  11. Stephanie on

    I combined baking soda and coconut oil and after I soaked the water was brown. Do you think that was from toxins?

  12. Gina on

    I use this same mixture as a fabric softener in the rinse cycle! It doesn’t get hard in the storage container either.. nice to know it’s dual purpose.

  13. Wanda on

    I have problems with the mixture getting hard, Is there something I’m doing wrong or it’s that just the nature of bath salts. I mix the Epsom salts and soda.
    Thanks Wanda

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