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Homemade Bath Salts with Lemongrass


The holidays are coming! The holidays are coming! Yikes and yaaay!

While this recipe for luxurious homemade bath salts will guide you to create lovely homemade, health-promoting gifts, it will also soothe you when you need it most…the holidays.

I am an avid devotee of unrefined sea salt and you may choose to use a lovely unrefined, mineral rich sea salt for your salt source in this recipe. However, if you’d like to save a little cash, you might opt for Epsom Salt. A product which is priced less than most sea salt.

I so prefer the thought of soaking in organic, well-sourced oils and herbs over most store-bought scented bath salts frankenstein-ed together in a lab.

As a bonus, this bath salt recipe can become your perfect holiday gift money saver.

Did you know that mineral deficiencies are commonplace for most of us in the modern world?

This is because most of our soil and water is no longer rich with minerals. So, unless you are soaking regularly in the ocean, a boost of minerals would do your body good.

So, draw yourself a bath and enjoy this decadent homemade bath salt recipe. You deserve a treat!

Homemade Bath Salts Ingredients

Homemade Bath Salts Method

  1. Add salt to large bowl.
  2. Add lemongrass to salt and use a whisk to combine.
  3. Add olive oil 1 tablespoon at a time and combine with whisk.
  4. Add lemongrass oil and combine with whisk. Add more if you prefer a stronger scent.


Yields: 5 Pints




This post was generously contributed by Monica Ford of Real Food Devotee. Check back next Friday for more delicious recipes from Monica that will make your mouth water and your tummy purr. If you’re lucky enough to live in Los Angeles, Real Food Devotee can make your life easier by delivering nutrient dense goodies directly to your door.

Photo Credit: An Eye Full Studio

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  1. Sea Agri Inc has a product called Sea-90, http://www.seaagri.com/, that has a full spectrum trace mineral salt. Most others don’t have all of the minerals because of the harvesting techniques.

    Bathing in ocean or sea water seems to have healing properties. I don’t what the mechanisms might be but I do know it helped me at an earlier time in my life. I was born very sick and my mother and grandmother took me to bathe me in the sea regularly and this improved my health.

  2. monica ford says:

    Very interesting, @Jamil
    Thank you for sharing!

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  8. Thank you for the Bath Salts recipe! My boys and I went around town gathering our materials and made them at home this afternoon! So easy for a four year old to do….and my 10 year old now knows the names of so so many delicious scents that he sniffed. He went for a Lavendar/Clary Sage blend and we put some rose petals, lavender and chamomile blossoms in for color : ) They had so much fun thinking about how to give all the grammas the gift of relaxation. They could not resist the homemade soaps and candles that we found along the way…..so there are some very fragrant gift boxes on their way to some happy Grammas and Zedes (Yiddish for grandpa) too! Next box going out will be home cooked goodies….and those salted caramels are at the top of MY list!

  9. monica ford says:

    I agree with Emily! Lucky Grandma’s indeed! xo

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  12. Janelle says:

    Thanks for this recipe! I’m going to do this as our gifts this year. I am just wondering how much salt to use per bath. The whole jar? Thanks!

  13. monica ford says:

    Hi @Janelle
    I think it’s a personal choice but, 1/2 cup is just perfect in my opinion and the whole bathroom is left with such a beautiful aroma.

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  15. Lemongrass is one of my favorites to add to recipes because I adore it’s fragrance and flavor so I will have to try making these bath salts. I love making my own green beauty products and this recipe is a keeper! Thanks!

  16. Marina says:

    Won’t bath salts turn me into a face eating ZOMBIE?

  17. monica ford says:

    hahaha! A bath in this lovely stuff does make me into a zombie but, I didn’t eat any faces….just crawled into comfy bed. Enjoy!
    *not responsible for face eating;)

  18. Angelique says:

    Yum. My lemongrass grows like crazy every year, so this is a keeper. I may try a batch with vegetable glycerin just to compare the difference with the olive oil.

  19. monica ford says:

    Hey @Angelique
    Enjoy!!! It is such a luxury to slip into a tub adorned with this gorgeous stuff. xoxo

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