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Dead Sea Salt Bath: The Ultimate Recipe

Make this quick & easy Dead Sea salt bath to relax and enjoy its many health benefits, including relieving sore muscles!

Dead Sea Bath Salts; 5 minute recipe overhead view of homemade Dead Sea bath salts with a wood scoop

I love making all-natural bath and body products for my own family and to give as gifts. This Dead Sea salt bath recipe is no exception!

Benefits of Dead Sea Salt

bowl of homemade Dead Sea bath salts with a wood scoop


Dead Sea Salt Bath Ingredients: collage of ingredients including epsom salt, Dead Sea salt, and essential oils

A. unscented epsom salt

B. Dead sea salt

C. Baking soda

D. Sweet almond oil (or jojoba oil, vitamin E oil or fractionated coconut oil)

E. Essential Oils (I’m using chamomile)


Bath Salt Tools: collage of kitchen tools needed to make homemade bath salts, including mixing bowls, measuring cups, and nitrile gloves

A. medium mixing bowl

B. small bowl

C. nitrile gloves (optional)

D. fork and spoon

E. measuring cups and spoons

Bath Salt Packaging

All bath salts need to be stored in airtight containers so the damp air in the bathroom won’t turn them into a solid brick. You can use mason jars or any containers you like. I personally like to make mine look pretty, especially if I’m going to give them as gifts. I got these glass jars and cute wood scoops from Amazon.

Bath Salt Packaging: collage of glass jars, wood scoops, and chalkboard sticker labels

A. 3 inch wood scoops

B. glass jars with airtight lids (these are the ones I’m using)

C. chalkboard sticker labels (I love this brand & use them on everything!)

D. white paint pen


1. Combine dry ingredients.

Combine the epsom salt, Dead Sea salt, and baking soda in a medium-sized mixing bowl and stir with a fork.

epsom salt and Dead Sea salt being combined in a glass mixing bowl

2. Combine oils

Combine the sweet almond oil and essential oils in a small bowl and stir well. I’m using chamomile essential oil, but you can substitute any skin-safe essential oils you like. The Dead Sea salt does have its own earthy salty fragrance, so if you want this to come through you can omit the essential oils altogether.

essential oils being dropped into a bowl of carrier oil

3. Add oils to salt mixture.

Pour the oil mixture into the salt mixture and stir with a fork. Then use your hands (gloved if you prefer) to sift the bath salts through your fingers and disperse the oils throughout. This is also a good opportunity to break up any clumps of salt or baking soda.

oils being poured into salt mixture to make Dead Sea bath salts
hand in a mixing bowl sifting DIY bath salts to combine them

4. Fill jar/s.

Use a spoon to fill your jars with bath salts, leaving a little space at the top.

finished Dead Sea bath salts being spooned into a glass jar

5. Label jars.

I like to use vinyl sticker labels for bath salts since they’re likely to be stored near a damp bathtub. These are my favorite chalkboard sticker labels. I like to use a white paint pen to write the labels so it won’t wash off if it happens to get wet.

"Dead Sea Bath Salt" written on a chalkboard sticker label
sticker label being applied to a jar of homemade Dead Sea Salt Bath

How to Use Dead Sea Salt Bath

It’s a good idea to do a quick rinse off after soaking in the salt water.

jar of Dead Sea Salt Bath on a countertop
homemade dead sea salt bath in a wood bowl

Dead Sea Salt Bath Recipe

Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Difficulty: easy


  1. Combine epsom salt, Dead Sea salt and baking soda in a medium bowl and stir.
  2. Combine sweet almond oil and essential oils in a small bowl and stir.
  3. Add oils to the salt mixture and stir first with a fork and then sift it all together with your hands.
  4. Fill jars.
  5. Label.

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