Moisturising bath salts 🛀

Not for snorting!

You can use this mixture to make bath bombs, but left loose they’re good for use as moisturising bath salts.



  • 2 cups bicarbonate of soda.
  • 1 cup of Epsom salts.
  • 1 cup of citric acid crystals.
  • 1 cup of corn flour.
  • 6tblsp coconut oil, melted.
  • 2tblsp olive oil.
  • Your choice of essential oils twenty to thirty drops should do it.
  • Food colouring – again your own choice. I used red and wellllll it came out pink because I didn’t have quite enough left. SHITBALLS.

Combine all the powdery stuff in a bowl. Melt yer coconut oil in a double boiler or microwave if you have one. Mine died and I didn’t bother replacing it. Add the olive oil to the melted coconut oil, as well as your chosen essential oils. Make sure they’re mixed together well. You can also add your chosen food colouring to the oils if you’d like, but be aware that sometimes they don’t melt into the oil, but rather turn into little blobs. You can add the colouring to the dry mix before or after the oil because it will all mix together eventually.

Pour the melted oils and colouring into the dry mix, it’ll fizz a little bit but that’s fine. Using a utensil or your fingers (I’d wear a disposable glove if I were you) combine everything until you get a result like this:


You’ll know it’s done properly when you squeeze it together, and it sticks. You can then store the salts in a sealed container. I broke my last large storage jar like a proper dickhead, so this time they went into three plastic boxes until I replace me jar. Now, be aware that because this has coconut oil in it, the salts will need shaking up a bit each time you use them, which really is entirely reasonable and not the end of the world. If they stick a lot, just STAB THEM with something pointy – this is particularly enjoyable if you like that sort of thing like me. Just ignore the screams. Stabstabstab.

If you’re making bath bombs with this, all you need to do is spoon the mixture into your chosen moulds, and shove in the freezer for a bit. They will actually set just fine in a cool room over an hour or so, but if you want them faster, use your freezer. Just take any body parts out first, you know, to make room.