Rainbow Bath Salts are a fun addition to your bath that will help soothe tired, achy muscles.
There’s something special about making your own DIY Bath and Beauty items, whether for yourself or to give as a gift. With this recipe, my rainbow bath salts are a gift you should give to yourself.
I love knowing exactly what is coming in contact with my skin – the fewer ingredients the better. Especially when they are simple, healthy ingredients that will help reduce inflammation and stress! Read on to find out how to make rainbow bath salts and get inspired to create your own.
Also, be sure to pin this recipe for later – it makes a wonderful gift for just about any occasion.
Benefits of Epsom Salts
Epsom salts added to your bath can relax tired muscles, alleviate inflammation and pain and even help reduce swelling. Whether you use these rainbow bath salts for a foot bath or all-over soak, you’ll be sure to feel more relaxed after!
How to Make Rainbow Bath Salts
- Line up 6 small bowls.
- Into each bowl, add ¼ cup of Epsom salts.
- In the first bowl, add ½ teaspoon of red mica to the Epsom salts. Stir until the color is fully blended.
- Rinse the teaspoon, and repeat with the remaining 5 colors and remaining 5 bowls of Epsom salts, rinsing the teaspoon between each color.
- Store your rainbow bath salts in an airtight container like a mason jar.
Tips for Making Rainbow Bath Salts
- You can add 10-20 drops of your favorite essential oil to each bowl, or a combination of harmonious oils. Be sure to stir these in well. By adding liquid, you may find you want to add a bit more mica powder to keep the vibrant colors.
- For more muted colors, use ¼ teaspoon of mica powder instead of ½ teaspoon.
- If your bath salts are clumping, you can spread them on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes in a 200 degree F oven. Then you can make a funnel with the parchment paper to add the salts to your jar.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you use food coloring to make rainbow bath salts?
Yes. I prefer mica powder because it is natural and easier to blend, but a high-quality gel food coloring would also give you good results.
Which salt is best for your bath?
Epsom salt is my favorite thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, but you could also use sea salt or kosher salt. Each has benefits!
More DIY Bath and Beauty Items
As my regular readers know, I love making my own homemade bath and beauty products. Here are a few items I think you’ll also enjoy! These all make fabulous gifts for teacher appreciation, holidays, and birthdays.
- Sugar Scrub Bars – perfect for quick all-over exfoliation!
- Easy Homemade Bath Bombs – find a variety of DIY bath bombs to choose from here.
- Homemade Whipped Body Butter – silky-smooth and decadent for soft skin.
- You might also like to check out this DIY Lilac Sugar Scrub from Lazy Sunday Cooking.