DIY: Mermaid Bath Salts

DIY: Mermaid Bath Salts
I’ve been treating myself to lots of baths lately. Let’s just say I’m in need of some serious self-love. I usually add some Epsom salt and a few drops of essential oil but I’ve been looking to try something new. I’ve become especially interested in essential oils and different ways you can use them so I decided to make up my own bath salts.

Not to get too woo-woo but I’ve been feeling very drawn to water energy. Water energy encompasses our love, compassion, emotions and intuition. So I decided to mix up some Mermaid Bath Salts so that like the mermaid, I too can become one with the water.

Supplies Needed:

• 1 cup Epsom salts
• 1/3 cup pink Himalayan sea salt
• 1/3 cup baking soda
• 15 rose germanium essential oil
• 10 drops lavender
• 5 drops rosemary
• Food coloring

DIY: Mermaid Bath Salts

In a bowl, combine the Epsom salt, pink salt and baking soda. Mix to combine thoroughly.

DIY: Mermaid Bath Salts

Next add in the food coloring. If you are going to mix colors like I did, you’ll need to mix it in a separate bowl first, then pour it into the salt mix. This will prevent uneven coloring. I wanted my bath salts to be deep blue (like the sea), so I added 20 drops of blue and 6 drops of purple. But feel free to make your salts any color or shade you like. Pour the coloring into the salt mix and stir until the color is fully combined with the salt.

DIY: Mermaid Bath Salts

Next add in the essential oils. I chose rose geranium for love, lavender for peace of mind, and rosemary for protection and healing. Stir the salt mix until the fragrance is thoroughly combined. Let your bath salts dry for a few hours before packing them into jars (this will help prevent clumping).

DIY: Mermaid Bath Salts
DIY: Mermaid Bath Salts



  1. […] I thought I would share this Mermaid bath salts tutorial not for the recipe but for the cute little packaging. I love coming across new and inventive way’s to wrap the classics. I would stick a shell onto the bottle for a finished look. Little girls would love these as let’s face it everyone want’s to me a mermaid at some point don’t they? Mermaid bath salts tutorial. […]

  2. […] Last September I started working part-time at Molly Muriel Apothecary, and have become more and more interested in essential oils and discovering new ways to use them. I’ve tried them in my own incense blends with herbs; I use them in my bath and even made up my own bath salts. […]