Homemade Bath Salts Recipe

Sweet stress relief: a relaxing rose-scented recipe for bath salts

Escape to a garden of summer roses with this sweetly scented homemade bath salts recipe.

Calming, relaxing and sensuous, its delightful scent takes you away from it all - especially if you lock the door!

Ylang ylang and palmarosa essential oils lift your mood and promote feelings of well-being, while rose and patchouli calm and balance your system. Vetiver is grounding and relaxing.

Homemade bath products like this recipe for making bath salts are excellent for day-to-day stress, depression and grief, as well as PMS and menopause.

Skincare Bonus

This bath salts recipe has the added benefit of soothing and repairing your skin. Palmarosa and rose are especially good for eczema and psoriasis. Use Dead Sea or Himalayan pink salt to alleviate skin conditions - they're the most nourishing.

Tip: For an extra skincare boost, add a tablespoon of your favorite carrier oil.

Relaxing Rose Bath Salts Recipe


3 cups Himalayan Salt or Dead Sea Salt

1/2 cup Baking Soda

6 drops Palmarosa essential oil

4 drops Rose essential oil

4 drops Geranium essential oil

1 drop Vetiver essential oil OR 2 drops Patchouli

1 drop Ylang Ylang essential oil

Optional: 10 drops red food coloring


  1. Mix salt and baking soda together in a bowl using a metal spoon (a wooden or plastic spoon will absorb the essential oils and be ruined.)

  2. Drop in the essential oils and food coloring, placing each drop in its own little spot on top of the salt. Stir until thoroughly mixed.

  3. Store your essential oil bath salts in a dark glass or PET plastic jar. Let cure at least 24 hours before using.

If rose essential oil is too costly, you can leave it out - the recipe will still smell good (just not quite AS good!)

Where to Buy Bath Salt Recipe Ingredients

My favorite supplier for aromatherapy recipe ingredients is Mountain Rose Herbs. They have great products at reasonable prices, and their staff is friendly and helpful. Here's some quick links to the ingredients you'll need for this homemade bath salts recipe...

What Next?

Here's a few more easy recipes for making bath salts you might want to try...

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Lavender Bubble Bath Salts

Silk n' Spice Bath Salts

Tension Tamer Bath Salts

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