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Sniffle Stopper Bath Salts

Make this all-natural “sniffle stopper” bath salt for sinus and cold relief with peppermint and eucalyptus essential oils.

DIY Sniffle-Stopper Bath Salts: bowl of homemade bath salts next to a sprig of eucalyptus

This has always been one of my favorite bath salts, and when you have a cold, a warm bath can be just the thing. I adapted it from my go-to basic bath salts recipe:

How to Make Bath Salts

overhead view of jar of homemade bath salts with a wood scoop

Just don’t overdo it with the peppermint essential oil- too much will make your skin feel cold when you get in the tub.


A. Pure Unscented Epsom Salt (magnesium sulfate)

B. Baking soda

C. Food coloring (optional)

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

E. Peppermint essential oil

F. Eucalyptus essential oil


A. medium mixing bowl

B. small bowl

C. nitrile gloves (optional)

D. fork and spoon

E. measuring cups and spoons


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.

Mix the epsom salt and baking soda together in a medium-sized mixing bowl.

2. Combine oils.

Combine the carrier oil (I’m using sweet almond oil, but you can substitute jojoba, fractionated coconut, vitamin E oil, or argan oil) and the peppermint and eucalyptus essential oils and stir.

3. Add oils to salt mixture.

Pour the oils into the salt mixture and stir with a fork. Then use your hands to sift and combine the ingredients. This is also a good opportunity to break apart any clumps of epsom slat or baking soda.

4. Add food coloring (optional).

Add one or two drops of green food coloring if you like, and use your gloved hands to combine.

5. Fill jars.

Spoon the finished bath salts into a jar or other airtight container for storage.

And that’s it! I hope you enjoy this recipe.

bowl of peppermint scented sinus relief bath salts with eucalyptus sprigs

Sniffle Stopper Bath Salt

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


  1. Combine epsom salt and baking soda in a medium mixing bowl & stir.
  2. Combine sweet almond oil and essential oils in a small bowl & stir.
  3. Add oils to salt mixture & mix with your hands.
  4. Add 1-2 drops of green food color & mix with gloved hands.
  5. Fill jars.
  6. Label.

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