DIY Peppermint Bath Salts and Lavender Bath Salts

Pure Henry Opinion

Peppermint Bath Salts and Lavender Bath Salts are easy to make and provide you with lots of healthy benefits.  They make a great gift, but I also LOVE using them myself.  Sometimes, you just want to relax after a long day and unwind.  Peppermint bath salts provide a little get-a-way at home. They are a great treat!  These bath salts are made with epsom salts and magnesium flakes, and both provide benefits for your skin and muscles.  It has been shown that your bodies magnesium levels can get a boost from bathing 2-3 times a week with epsom salts aiding in the relief of muscle aches and pains.(1)  Epsom salts also soften your skin, help it retain moisture, and decrease skin irritation.(2)  Peppermint bath salts have the added bonus of peppermint essential oil which help reduce aches and pains when used topically on your skin.(3) When inhaled peppermint essential oil has been shown to increase memory and alertness.  

Peppermint Bath Salts Recipe

Pure Henry Ingredients

Measurements are created to fill and 8 oz jar.  Simply adapt them if your jar is larger.

  • 1 8 oz jar
  • 1 Teaspoon of Shea Oil or Jojoba Oil
  • 10 to 15 drops of Sweet Peppermint Essential oil (I used Aura Cacia Sweet Peppermint Essential Oil) 
  • Combine 1 Tablespoon of Magnesium Flakes with 3 Tablespoons of Epsom Salts
  • 1 Tablespoon of Himalayan Sea salt
  • 2 Tablespoons of Epsom Salts mixed with dried peppermint leaves (To dry the peppermint leaves I simply separated the leaves from the stalk and placed them on a paper towel and microwaved them for 1 minute and 30 seconds and in 15 second increments after that until they were dried.)

1.  Begin by mixing 1 Tablespoon of Magnesium Flakes with 3 Tablespoons of Epsom Salts.  

2.  Next, crumble the dried mint leaves and mix them with 2 Tablespoons of Epsom Salts.  

3.  Now you are ready to layer!  Add 1 teaspoon of shea oil or jojoba oil to the bottom of the 8 oz glass jar.  Next, add 10 to 15 drops of sweet peppermint essential oil.  Add two to three tablespoons of the Magnesium flake and epsom salt mixture to the jar.  Next, add 1 tablespoon of pink himalayan sea salt.  Last, add 2 to 3 tablespoons of the epsom salt and dried mint leave mixture.

4. I usually let this sit overnight.  The salts will settle a little bit with the oil and leave slightly more room at the top for additional salts.  Simply seal the jar after the remaining mixture is added.  Ribbons and tags can be added if you are giving them as gifts.

I have tried several different recipes to create bath salts, including mixing oil into the entire mixture before filling the jar which resulted in too much settling of the ingredients and causing them not to store as well.  I also tried tinting the salts with food coloring and deep colored juices both caused the salts to eventually turn deeper colors than they were intended to be, and they did not store well for an extended period of time.  I decided this was definitely not the best way to produce longer lasting DIY peppermint bath salts.  Layering without adding dye was the best option!  The oil will mix into the salts and slightly rise up the sides of the jar, but it should stop before the himalayan sea salts.  Enjoy!!

DIY Lavender Bath Salts

Pure Henry Ingredients

Measurements are created to fill and 8 oz jar.  Simply adapt them if your jar is larger.

  • 1 8 oz jar
  • 1 Teaspoon of Shea Oil or Jojoba Oil
  • 10 to 15 drops of Lavender Essential oil (I used Aura Cacia Lavender  Essential Oil) 
  • Combine 1 Tablespoon of Magnesium Flakes with 3 Tablespoons of Epsom Salts
  • 2 Tablespoons of Epsom Salts mixed with dried lavender leaves 

1.  Begin by mixing 1 Tablespoon of Magnesium Flakes with 3 Tablespoons of Epsom Salts.  

2.  Next, mix the dried lavender with 2 Tablespoons of Epsom Salts.  

3.  Now you are ready to layer!  Add 1 teaspoon of shea oil or jojoba oil to the bottom of the 8 oz glass jar.  Next, add 10 to 15 drops of lavender essential oil.  Add two to three tablespoons of the magnesium flake and epsom salt mixture to the jar.   Last, add 2 to 3 tablespoons of the epsom salt and dried lavender leaf mixture.

4. I usually let this sit overnight.  The salts will settle a little bit with the oil and leave slightly more room at the top for additional salts.  Simply seal the jar after the remaining mixture is added.  Ribbons and tags can be added if you are giving them as gifts.

I have tried several different recipes to create bath salts, including mixing oil into the entire mixture before filling the jar which resulted in too much settling of the ingredients and causing them not to store as well.  I also tried tinting the salts with food coloring and deep colored juices both caused the salts to eventually turn deeper colors than they were intended to be, and they did not storing well for an extended period of time.  I decided this was definitely not the best way to produce longer lasting DIY peppermint bath salts.  Layering without adding dye was the best option!  The oil will mix into the salts and slightly rise up the sides of the jar.  Enjoy!!