DIY Summertime Citrus Bath Salts

If you’re not familiar with the adorable Willow and Sage Magazine then you’re in for a treat! I first saw the magazine in a bookstore, and with its hand-drawn illustrations and fancy recipes, it was too beautiful to pass up. Naturally when they sent this gorgeous DIY project I couldn’t wait to share it with you!

These citrus bath salts are packaged so beautifully they’d make the perfect gift — just be sure to make an extra for yourself because they smell and feel delicious. And with all-natural ingredients and fragrances, the result is a clean, fresh, wholesome product that anyone would love. Plus the packaging is totally pin-worthy.

I’ll let Sarah take it from here. Post a pic if you make these at home!


Hi everyone! Sarah here from Willow and Sage Magazine. This recipe for summertime bath salts includes a zesty citrus scent and bath herbs that will have you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. It’s so simple to make and a great way to get your skin glowing and summer-ready in no time!

I decided to package this recipe in these adorable test tubes, making it small enough to gift, or display on your vanity. We all know someone who deserves a little TLC (and it might be you!), so dress these up by adding a button, gift tag, and jute twine for a finishing touch that is sure to please.

DIY Summertime Citrus Bath Salts
Recipe makes about 2 cups of bath salts.

• Test tubes with cork stoppers
• Epsom salts
• Dead Sea salts
• Pink Himalayan salts
• Baby’s Bath Herbs Blend (or dried daisies and other herbs)
• Lemon essential oil
• Jute twine – olive green
• Antique shirt buttons
• Mixing bowl and spoon

1. Mix about 1/4 cup of the Epsom salts, Dead Sea salts, and Pink Himalayan salts in a large mixing bowl. Blend until thoroughly mixed.

2. Sprinkle in Baby’s Bath Herbs Blend into the salts.

3. Add 10 drops of Lemon essential oil to the mixture and stir thoroughly to disperse the scent throughout the salts and herbs.

4. Use a funnel to fill each test tube with bath salt mixture. Some of the larger flowers will need to be coaxed into the tube with a straw or skewer.

5. Place cork topper firmly in place, then wrap with jute trim and finish with an antique shirt button.

These ingredients all have positive applications for your skin and wellbeing. Here are just a few of the ways that these bath salts can create calmness, wellness, and glowing skin:

Benefits of Epsom Salts
• Soothes aching muscles and limbs
• Relaxes the nervous system
• Can help certain skin problems, like acne and eczema
• Draws toxins out of the body
• Eases stress
• Relieves inflammation

Benefits of Dead Sea Salts
• Contains 21 minerals including magnesium, calcium, sulfur, bromide, iodine, sodium, zinc and potassium, which can treat, detoxify, and cleanse the body
• Can help certain skin disorders and allergic reactions
• Eases stress
• Calms insomnia
• Helps with fluid retention

Benefits of Pink Himalayan Salts
• Contains 84 trace minerals and elements, including sodium chloride, sulphate, calcium, potassium, copper, iron, and magnesium
• Helps maintain electrolyte and pH balance
• Soothes muscles
• Can reduce inflammation
• Calms insomnia

Benefits of Lemon Essential Oil
• Natural disinfectant that can help with skin conditions
• Detoxifying
• Natural astringent
• Helps rejuvenate sagging or tired-looking skin
• Reduces excessive oil from skin
• Eases stress
• Relieves sleeplessness

As you can see, these bath salts are a great way to reduce stress, rest, relax, and pamper yourself. Treat your skin to a luxurious bath and have your skin glowing and ready to face the day ahead!

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Comments 3

  1. Hi! I just LOVE the DIY bath salt. It just feels so good for your body and it’s very relaxing.
    Now to my question. What are your thoughts about eating supplements like minerals and vitamins. You eat good food but is that enough for your body with your active lifestyle or does your body need “more”. For me who live in a country with a couple of months of total darkness (it sure feels like I don’t see the sun from like november-mars here in Sweden), a vitamin D supplement has been a cheap investment to keep my body in balance and add some extra energy!
    And more DIY beauty and health tips! 😀

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