Easy Bath Salts Recipe (Wedding Favors Idea)

By Brittni • Updated on 04/14/2024

Need an affordable wedding favor idea that your guests will enjoy? Or cute party favor ideas for a little kids ‘spa day’ themed bday party? Make a homemade bath salt recipe using simple, household kitchen items with this very easy to follow tutorial.
 
pink bath salts displayed in skinny glass vials with flowers and cork tops
 
It’s so easy to make these DIY bath salts, you might find yourself making an extra batch or two to keep on hand year round for yourself. It would be cute to have a tiny jar of it ready to go for when you have guests come to visit too. As a thoughtful welcome after a long travel day. 
 
Here’s how to make your own DIY bath scrub guest favors.

pastel bath salt inside skinny glass vials with cork tops and watercolor gift tags - great for wedding favors and parties

ingredients laid out for diy bath salts 

Bath Salt Recipe (Ingredients)

  • 1 cup of epsom salt
  • 1 cup of coarse himalayan sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon of baking soda
  • essential oils (any scent you like)
  • glass vials (linked the ones I used)
  • bowl for mixing
  • spoon

How many containers will this recipe fill?

This recipe (which has 2 cups of salt total) will fill 12 glass vials, like mine. If you select a different size vial or container – many options can be found here, the number of containers this recipe fills will change.

The vials usually list the volume capacity in mL. And every cup of bath salts is approximately 236 mL. So you can figure out how many containers or vials you’ll need from there.

mixing ingredients together to make a diy bath salts recipe for wedding and party favors

How to Make Bath Salt Party Favors

1. Mix everything.

Start by mixing the himalayan sea salt, epsom salt, and baking soda in a bowl. I like to use a much bigger bowl than needed to avoid spills.

adding essential oils fragrance to bath slats in a small bowl

2. Add essential oils.

Next, add several drops of your favorite essential oils, until you’ve reached the desired scent. Stir with spoon.

3. Add to containers.

Pour mixture into glass vials until full. You may need to use a funnel for this, which can be as simple as one you make from paper.
 
Instructions for making a paper funnel here.
 
mixing ingredients together to create a diy bath salt recipe

4. Plug with cork.

Add corks to each vial to plug them up. Mine came with cork stoppers.

5. Add gift tag.

Then tie a small gift tag to each vial with string. I made these gift tags with scrap paper, using the same technique as my watercolor DIY gift tags
 
bath salt party favors with flowers and watercolor gift tags

For Weddings

Add guests names and table numbers to the gift tag for a fragrant guest favor that pulls double duty as an escort card. Or make a smaller number of vials and give them as gifts to your wedding party instead. 
 
And if you want to skip the bath salts ideas all together, using these glass vials as containers for biodegradable confetti would be cool, that guests can throw as you walk down the aisle.

As ‘Spa Day’ Party Favors

Being as though this bath salt recipe is so easy to make, it would be fun to invite your guests to make their own bath salt as part of the party. If you provide the glass vials and the other ingredients, this would be a cute activity to add to your next spa day.

More Spa Inspired DIYs

Hope you enjoyed this bath salt recipe. If you’re looking for more bath and body related tutorials like this one, check out my rose petal bath salt tutorial, which shows you how to dry rose petals.
 
My DIY brown sugar scrub is another easy one to try and great for exfoliating. 
 
closeup view of diy pink bath salts spilling out of skinny clear glass vials
 
pretty glass vials filled with pink salt mixture
 
diy bath salts spilling out of clear glass vials on a white counter with flowers
 
flowers and bath salt vials for a spa day resting on a white countertop
 

Easy DIY Bath Salts Recipe

Brittni
Need an affordable wedding favor idea that your guests will enjoy? Or cute party favor ideas for a little kids 'spa day' themed bday party? Make a homemade bath salt recipe using simple, household kitchen items with this very easy to follow tutorial.
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Equipment

  • glass vials
  • bowl for mixing
  • spoon

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup of epsom salt
  • 1 cup of coarse himalayan sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon of baking soda
  • essential oils any scent you like

Instructions
 

Mix everything.

  • Start by mixing the himalayan sea salt, epsom salt, and baking soda in a bowl. I like to use a much bigger bowl than needed to avoid spills.

Add essential oils.

  • Next, add several drops of your favorite essential oils, until you've reached the desired scent. Stir with spoon.

Add to containers.

  • Pour mixture into glass vials until full. You may need to use a funnel for this, which can be as simple as one you make from paper.

Plug with cork.

  • Add corks to each vial to plug them up. Mine came with cork stoppers.

Add gift tag.

  • Then tie a small gift tag to each vial with string. I made these gift tags with scrap paper, using the same technique as my watercolor DIY gift tags.

Notes

For Weddings
Add guests names and table numbers to the gift tag for a fragrant guest favor that pulls double duty as an escort card. Or make a smaller number of vials and give them as gifts to your wedding party instead. 
And if you want to skip the bath salts ideas all together, using these glass vials as containers for biodegradable confetti would be cool, that guests can throw as you walk down the aisle.
As 'Spa Day' Party Favors
Being as though this bath salt recipe is so easy to make, it would be fun to invite your guests to make their own bath salt as part of the party. If you provide the glass vials and the other ingredients, this would be a cute activity to add to your next spa day.
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Would you try this bath salt recipe? Don’t you think it would be cute for a party?
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