Posted by KG on Sep 27th 2023

Soothe Your Senses with a DIY Herbal Salt Soak


There's nothing quite as relaxing as a warm and aromatic salt soak after a long, tiring day. In this DIY blog post, we'll guide you through the steps of creating your own herbal salt soak. Infused with the goodness of herbs, this luxurious self-care treat will help you unwind, rejuvenate your body, and soothe your senses.


  • 1 cup Epsom salt
  • 1/2 cup coarse sea salt or Himalayan Salt 
  • 1/4 cup dried herbs (lavender, chamomile, rose petals, or a combination)
  • 10-15 drops of essential oils (lavender, eucalyptus, or your preferred scent)
  • Muslin, Paper Bags or cheesecloth for packaging 


Step 1: Gather your ingredients: Collect all the ingredients needed for your herbal salt soak. You can easily find Epsom salt, coarse sea salt, and dried herbs at local health stores or online. Choose herbs known for their calming and soothing properties, such as lavender, chamomile, or rose petals.

Step 2: Prepare the herbs: If using whole dried herbs, gently crush them to release their natural oils and aromas. Alternatively, you can use pre-ground herbs. The combination of herbs is up to your preference; lavender and chamomile make a wonderful calming blend, while rose petals add a touch of luxury.

Step 3: Mix the salts and herbs: In a mixing bowl, combine the Epsom salt, coarse sea salt, and dried herbs. Mix well to ensure even distribution of the ingredients. The salts will help relax your muscles, while the herbs infuse the soak with their delightful fragrance.

Step 4: Add essential oils: Drip 10-15 drops of your chosen essential oil(s) onto the salt and herb mixture. Essential oils like lavender or eucalyptus are excellent choices for their relaxing and refreshing properties. Mix thoroughly to evenly distribute the oils throughout the mixture.

Step 5: Let it infuse: Allow the mixture to sit for a few hours or overnight in a covered container. This will give the salts and herbs time to blend together and absorb the essential oils, enhancing the fragrance and therapeutic properties of your salt soak.

Step 6: Package it up: Once the mixture has fully infused, transfer it into a muslin or cheesecloth bag. You can also use glass jars or resealable bags for packaging. Add a decorative label or tag with instructions and the date of creation. This way, you'll have a lovely, handmade gift option as well.

Instructions for Use: To enjoy your herbal salt soak, simply add 1/4 to 1/2 cup of the mixture to a warm bath. Swirl the water gently to dissolve the salts. Immerse yourself in the soothing waters, breathe in the calming aroma, and let the tension melt away. Stay in the bath for about 20-30 minutes to reap the full benefits.


Creating your own herbal salt soak is a wonderful way to indulge in some self-care and relaxation. The blend of salts, herbs, and essential oils will leave you feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and calm. Customize the scent and herb combination to suit your preferences and enjoy this luxurious bath experience whenever you need to unwind. Treat yourself or share this delightful DIY creation with loved ones as a heartfelt, homemade gift.