How to Make Lavender Mint Bath Salts (Recipe)

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Lavender Mint Bath Salts Recipe
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I used to love taking relaxing salt baths when I first got married. Now, most days, bath time just involves me washing many tiny fingers, toes and heads of hair. No complaints, but definitely not as relaxing!

Benefits of Salt Baths

Salt baths are great for much more than just relaxation. Of course, a soothing salt bath is great for that too, but the benefits go well beyond just being a soothing end to a stressful day. They make a great DIY gift!

Benefits of salt baths include:

  • Stress relief
  • Reducing muscle aches
  • Improving circulation
  • Headache relief
  • Speeding up wound healing (don’t use on direct open wounds)
  • During illness, especially respiratory illness
  • To help mineral absorption and improve sleep in children
  • For acne, eczema or other skin problems
  • Improving skin hydration

Skin Boosting Ingredients

Bath salts can be as simple as just using a salt or magnesium salt on its own. Options include:

From there, any array of optional ingredients can be added for additional benefits:

  • Essential Oils– Any essential oil that is safe for skin use can be added to a salt bath. Since oil and water don’t mix, add the oil to the salt and then add to the water.
  • Spices– Sounds crazy, but many kitchen spices can be added to a bath for a soothing effect. Most common are cinnamon and ginger powder.
  • Oils– Adding oils to the salts helps moisturize skin and stops the drying effect of the salt. Some people find salt on its own too drying. Mixing in a little oil (like coconut, almond, jojoba or argan) can help.

Bath Salts- Ingredients

Bath Salts- Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients in a medium size bowl.
  2. Store in an air-tight jar and use 1/4 cup per bath.

Pre-Made Bath Salts

There are some great options for pre-made bath salts if you aren’t a fan of making your own. I personally like this dead sea salt based bath salt since it is moisturizing and smells great (without artificial scents or perfumes). Make sure to choose a bath salt that is perfumes, dyes and synthetic chemicals.

 Other Ways to Use Salt and Magnesium:

Ever take a salt bath? What do you put in yours? Tell me in the comments below!

This lavender mint bath salts recipe is a great way to combine the benefits of magnesium and sea salts with essential oils for a relaxing bath!

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About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.


72 responses to “How to Make Lavender Mint Bath Salts (Recipe)”

  1. Damaris Purtle Avatar
    Damaris Purtle

    I have read that using baking soda may cause jars to explode. I have some jars similar to the one in your photo so I’m wondering if I need to leave out the baking soda completely.

    1. Jamie Larrison Avatar

      If the baking soda got water in it it could expand and cause a problem, but I don’t think Katie has had any issues with this recipe exploding the jar.

  2. Dee Avatar

    This is just a huge Thank you! Happy Mother’s Day belated from a Glory Gal, mom of 2 , now adults children, over 55.
    I appreciate you & your website. I used your Lavender mint bath salt recipe yo make bath salts for the ladies who live around me. They were very appreciative. Thank you for the recipe. I am a new fan. Hugs Dee

  3. Erica Avatar

    Great idea! I have severe, chronic pain from fibromyalgia, so I take an epsom salt bath at least once a week. I’m going to make my mom some bath salts for Christmas. Thank you for sharing!

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