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DIY Colorful Cupcake Scented Bath Salts

If there’s one thing everyone in my house enjoys it’s a smelly, in a good way, bath! I’ve learned the hard way over the last few weeks that most of my kids enjoy the colorful water and a smelly scent to their baths, so I needed to make some! It gets expensive having to keep buying them so making them has become a much better option and saves us so much money (and these bath bombs!) Buying Epsom salts in a huge container like I have made a huge difference too.

These are probably the easiest of all bath type creations we’ve made. This takes seriously less than 5 minutes! The most time-consuming part is the coloring which you can even limit or avoid completely if you’d rather no color. The coloring turns your whole water a gorgeous color and doesn’t leave a ring so I tend to add the coloring just for some extra fun, plus it looks pretty.

I decided to go with pink and purple thinking it would limit the number of hands trying to pour them into bath water. I was wrong, but at least they look pretty, right?

For these super easy, fun and amazingly delicious smelling bath salts you only need a couple of things:

  • Medium Sized Bowl (one for one color or none, and multiple for multiple colors)
  • Food Coloring (I used two, pink and purple)
  • Cupcake Fragrance Oil
  • Epsom Salt

I promise this is seriously the easiest, I make them all the time now and love having them in my bubble bath water. They smell good enough to eat (but please don’t!)


  1. Put as many salts as you want to make into the bowl.
  2. If you are planning to use a food coloring, now is the time. A couple of squirts into the bowl and mix well to blend. I usually use my hands.
  3. Add a couple of drops of your scented oil. Mix well.
  4. Put them in an airtight container and there you go! All done.

Super simple, quick and fun right?

I mixed it up a bit. Layered them a little differently, but the scent is all the same and mixed together in the bath they have such a gorgeous color. I can’t get enough of them in my baths!

Did you know: In water, Epsom salt breaks down into magnesium and sulfate. The theory is that when you soak in an Epsom salt bath, these get into your body through your skin. That hasn’t been proven, but just soaking in warm water can help relax muscles and loosen stiff joints.

If you are like me and enjoy your nice hot baths after a long, tiring and hard day you’ll love these. I also find using the ones I make myself I can make as storage as I want (more drops of oil) or less strong (fewer drops!) but when you buy them at the store, after often being always overpriced, you can’t adjust the scent. I’d much rather take the few minutes and make my own exactly how I want them than waste money on something that gives me a headache or may not be the best scent. I adore this cupcake scent!

These also make a really cute gift. I made some, put them in mason jars and gave them to my girls as a gift. They love them just as much as I do! Cute, personal and made with love! My favourite kind of gift to give!

Have you ever made your own bath products?

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