You’re going to love this DIY Mermaid Bath Salts Tutorial! This easy homemade bath salts recipe is so much fun! Not only is it a way to help make bath time fun but it can also feel really great on your skin, too!
We’ve been making our own bath salts for quite some time and I don’t regret it one bit. I LOVE knowing what we’re putting into our baths and that I’m not having to worry about all the chemicals that are in some of the store-bought brands.
The great part about this bath salt tutorial is that you can literally use it for so many different fun events. This would be super fun for a mermaid-themed birthday party or as a fun gift idea as well. It’s also a great way to have a spa day at home and just relax the night or weekend away.
Be certain to check out our DIY Mermaid Bath Bomb Tutorial as well! These go perfectly together!
DIY Mermaid Bath Salts Tutorial
As you can see, this bath salt DIY is just so much fun. I love that there are multiple colors to it and that really makes it quite unique. I’m also a huge fan of the fact that there are minimal supplies needed to make these bath salts as that just proves my theory of being better for my skin than anything store-bought!
Supplies needed for Mermaid Bath Salts
- Citric acid (this is what will cause the salts to fizz)
- Baking soda
- Epsom salts (for sore muscle relief)
- Food coloring (we used purple, blue, and green for our mixture)
- Optional: 7-10 drops of essential oils of your choice
- Spray bottle
How to make DIY Mermaid Bath Salts
The biggest part to remember when it comes to making these bath salts is that it’s really all about measuring out and stirring. This is where you can have the kids join in on the fun, too.
Have them measure out and add and stir to be part of the run. I never pass up a chance to have the kids jump in and help when I can – and they know the rule in our house…if you help make it, you get to use it, too!
Tips for Making Homemade Bath Salts
This really isn’t a hard DIY activity to do but there are a few tips to keep in mind.
Opt for high-grade food coloring used by bakers and candy makers, as it not only looks nice but doesn’t tend to stain. This will save you time with having to clean up or worry about stains.
If you’re needing help with essential oils to use, consider lavender essential oil or rosemary essential oil. Both are known to have relaxing properties in them.
You might notice that the dry mixture looks a little dull even when the color is added. Give each bowl a light spritz of water from your spray bottle to activate the color. Mix slowly. The idea is to add just enough moisture to activate the color and help it mix nicely. DO NOT add more than one spritz per bowl.
How to use Bath Salts
To use your bath salts just add a few teaspoons to warm bath water. That’s literally all you have to do!
Ready to make these mermaid bath salts on your own? Follow the simple directions below to get started! You’ll be soaking and relaxing in your own bath with mermaid bath salts in no time at all!
- 1/2 cup citric acid (this is what will cause the salts to fizz)
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- 1 cup Epsom salts (for sore muscle relief)
- food coloring (we used purple, blue, and green for our mixture)
- optional: 7-10 drops of essential oils of your choice
- spray bottle
1. Mix the dry ingredients only in a large bowl. This includes the Epsom salt, baking soda, and citric acid. Mix well.
2. Divide the dry mixture into 3 small bowls. This way, you can color each bowl individually.
3. For our bath salts, we made a bowl of plain blue, plain purple, and aqua salts. To dye your salts, add 5-7 drops of coloring per bowl. We mixed one bowl of blue, one of purple, and to make the aqua hue we mixed a few drops of blue and green coloring until the desired hue was achieved.
4. You might notice that the dry mixture looks a little dull even when the color is added. Give each bowl a light spritz of water from your spray bottle to activate the color. Mix slowly. The idea is to add just enough moisture to activate the color and help it mix nicely. DO NOT add more than one spritz per bowl.
5. You can now start layering the salts in a clear jar. This is a great way to display the bath salts! Make alternating layers of color in the jar until the jar is full. Secure the lid.
Your mermaid bath salts are now ready to be gifted, displayed, or enjoyed! To use your bath salts just add a few teaspoons to warm bathwater.
- opt for high grade food coloring used by bakers and candy makers, as it not only looks nice but doesn't tend to stain.
- ideal essential oils for bath salts include lavender and rosemary, which both have relaxing properties.