Rosemary Mint Bath Salt DIY

I am a really big fan of baths these days. As a working mom, any time I can have 15 minutes to just float in some warm water by myself without an interruption, well, it’s pretty great. I usually add some bath salts into the equation (the magnesium sulfate in epsom salt is great to help with sore muscles and soften and exfoliate skin), and it’s really easy to add some essential oils as well to take your bath to the next level. Try a combination of Rosemary (which helps to relax and focus the mind) and Bergamot (known for calming and balancing) for your next relaxing soak!Rosemary Mint Bath Salts, makes 18 ounces

2 cups epsom salt
1/4 cup baking soda
20 drops rosemary essential oil
5-10 drops of bergamot essential oil
2 tablespoons of carrier oil (olive oil, almond oil, or coconut oil would be good)

Add your epsom salt and baking soda into a large bowl and stir to combine (the baking soda can help to soothe irritated skin).  Drop your essential oils into a tablespoon measuring spoon. I used less mint so it would be a secondary scent to the rosemary, but you can tweak the ratio to less rosemary and more mint if you like. Pour your carrier oil on top of the essential oils in the tablespoon and add your oil to the salt mix. Mix well to disperse oils.Pour your salt mixture into a glass or porcelain container (these metal funnels are handy for DIY beauty products) and your bath salts are ready to use or gift!Tie a few springs of rosemary to the bottle with colored twine for a gifting idea, but definitely make a double batch since you’re gonna want your own stash too. To use, simply pour 1 cup of the bath salts into a warm bath and stir with your hand to disperse the salt through the water. Soak in tub for 15 minutes and relaaaaaaax. Whether you like to read in the tub, listen to music, or just lay there and enjoy the silence, this soothing salt recipe is sure to please! xo. Laura

Credits//Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman. Photos edited with A Color Story Desktop.
  • Where do I find these wonderful ingredients? I can’t wait to make my own. Thank you.

  • I love a good bath, even better with some salt and beautiful essential oils!

  • Good Day. Thank you for the lovely ‘recipe ‘ of Rosemary and Mint Bath Salts. I have recently begun looking into the properties of lesser known oils, I use common ones like Citronella and Tea Tree around the home. My question, however, in regard to this particular recipe is – As I grow both Mint and Rosemary, would o be able to use a pestle and mortar or ‘ blitz ‘ the herbs in place of the oils one must purchase ? If so, any idea how much (in weight ) perhaps?. Many thanks.

  • I will definitely need to try this! Rosemary and mint sounds heavenly!


  • Great idea.I LOVE YOUR diy

  • Really like the idea, either for yourself so you can spend some alone-time in the bathtub, or as a nice gift!

  • The DIY looks super comfy! I’d love to try it myself! ❤️????

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  • This infused bath salt diy just got added at the top of my weekend to do list! You always make the cutest jewelry to recreate, so amped to see what you’ll do with the lava stones Laura!!

  • Totally making this over the weekend! I love bath salts, especially after my long weekend runs!


  • Great idea, that fragrance combo sounds awesome! Where did you get your measuring spoons btw? Really cute!

  • I am loving these essential oil posts! Cannot get enough of them and finding more ways to incorporate them into my daily life is perfect. Have you seen the lava rock beads that can hold a drop of essential oil on them for hours? I’ve got multiple bracelets made of the stone that leave me smelling delightful all day long!

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