Rainbow Layered Bath Salts

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15 Minutes

Rainbow bath salts are a fun way to make layered Epsom salts to use in the tub. Let your child relax in the tub with these DIY bath salts.

Using only three ingredients and a container, you can make rainbow baths alts in just minutes. You will need to use Epsom salts, food coloring (or liquid watercolors), essential oils, and a container to store the bath salts in.

Homemade rainbow bath salts are easy to make and completely customizable – you decide the color scheme and fragrance that best suits your mood.

I use mica powder in these DIY bath salts.

  • You will need to divide the Epsom salts into different containers.
  • Put 1/4 cup in each container.
  • Then, add 1/2 tsp of mica powder to get the color that you want. Repeat for every color of the rainbow.
  • Mix to blend.
  • Pour the Epsom salts into a large container in layers.

When it comes to adding Epsom salt to bathwater, you should use about a cup for each tub of water. You can also add lavender essential oil to the bath along with the salts or just have a hot bath and soak in the benefits that come from soaking your sore muscles and tissues with Epsom salts.

Use mica powder for the most vibrant colors.

Get the full directions here.

Get the mica powder here.

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  • Cathy Cathy on Aug 04, 2021

    Doesn’t the coloring stain your skin?

  • Fierce Joy Fierce Joy on Aug 04, 2021

    Does the colouring powder stain the tub? Towels? Kid? Lol

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