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Homemade Bath Salts Recipe

I love using a salt scrub to make my hands and feet feel smooth.  I bought a Salt Scrub from Bath and Body Works a while back and it was wonderful.  It was about $12 for a small jar. I just can't afford the price all the time.

I came up with a recipe that works just as well as the high priced Salts that I bought.  I also know what went into it.  There is nothing harmful and the best thing is that I can pronounce everything that I used!

How to Make Bath Salts

Lemon Salt Scrub Ingredients

  • 1 cup, Body Oil
  • 2 cups, Epsom Salts or Sea Salt (I mixed them)
  • Zest of (1) Lemon or 5-7 drops of your favorite Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil
  • Mason Jar or (1) 3-Cup Container



Lemon Salt Scrub Instructions

  1. Place 1 cup body oil and 2 cups Epsom/Sea Salt in bowl.
  2. Place the zest of the lemon into the bowl and stir.  You can add essential oil here instead of the lemon if you want.
  3. Pour the ingredients into the jar and close tightly.

Make any kind of label and place onto the jar along with some ribbon if you are giving it as a gift!

DIY vs BUY Comparison

That is an 83 % savings if you make it on your own costing just $2.15 versus buying at $13 a container. It feels just like the high priced scrub.  You can also cut the ingredients in half to make a smaller jar and save more!

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How to Make Your Own Salt Scrub

Homemade bath salts are so easy to make! This epsom bath salt recipe can take on any scent that you prefer! Make the scrub with your natural essential oils.

  • Author: Savings Lifestyle: Andrea
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup, Body Oil (I used baby oil here)
  • 2 cups, Epsom Salts or Sea Salt (I mixed them)
  • Zest of (1) Lemon or 5-7 drops of your favorite Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil
  • Mason Jar or (1) 3-Cup Container

Instructions

  1. Place 1 cup body oil and 2 cups Epsom/Sea Salt in bowl.
  2. Place the zest of the lemon into the bowl and stir.  You can add essential oil here instead of the lemon if you want.
  3. Pour the ingredients into the jar and close tightly.

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About Andrea Deckard

Andrea Deckard is a personal finance expert and speaker. She lives by the following motto, "save on what you need so you can spend on what you want." She started Savings Lifestyle in 2008, and long-time readers remember the site as Mommy Snacks. Andrea is a go-to resource on frugal living for local news outlets such as WDTN, WGRR, and Cincinnati.com as well as national outlets like Good Morning America. She has also been featured in multiple national publications.

2 Comments

  1. Alyssa on May 30, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    It’s awesome to use a plant-based oil like safflower instead of petroleum based mineral oil in baby oil. And if you use essential oils it can smell awesome too.

  2. Akira Kurusaki on October 4, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    If you want to go al naturel, don’t use Baby oil. It contains like mentioned above petroleum and it also contains parabens that is harmful to your body. You can use Safflower Oil, Sunflower oil, Grapeseed oil and other oils (Jajoba, almond, etc) and use Essential oils for fragrance if you want it natural-no chemicals and use hand-safe coloring. You can usually find the colors in the soap-making section at craft stores like Michaels or Hobby Lobby.

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