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Eucalyptus Bath Salts for wintertime colds and flu

Homemade eucalyptus bath salts is our family’s go to comfort item for wintertime colds and flu. It makes great gifts as well, especially for teachers. Once you have the ingredients on hand, the supplies make a lot of bath salts. Just mix all the ingredients together and store in mason jars.

Eucalyptus Bath Salts for wintertime colds and flu 

1 cup baking soda

1 cup dry milk

2 cups Epsom salts

2 cups dead sea salts

1 tsp. olive oil

15-20 drops of Eucalyptus essential oil

It’s a quick and easy gift to make and the ingredients can be found at local grocery stores. The dead sea salts are bought in bulk, or by the pound, from organic grocery stores. I get mine at Earthfare. The eucalyptus oil can be found there as well. The mason jars are 12 oz. Ball canning jars. I used a scrapbooking punch for the label and fabric to dress up the jar. Scrapbooking paper can be cut and added to the top of the jar instead, with a bow to pretty it up.

I shared these during a holiday craft making swap over the weekend and they were a big hit. I was introduced to this gift making swap by my friend Melissa at Frugalissa Finds. It was great fun.

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  1. What a lovely idea. It would make a great present too.

    Thanks for linking to the Sunday showcase.

  2. Hi Rebecca,
    I stumbled onto your site today and it looks terrific! Do you bathe your littlest kids in the eucalyptus bath salts? I bought some today for the cough that everyone has and I’m hoping it wont irritate your skin. I couldn’t find anything about it in my google search so I’m hoping I can learn from you!

  3. Rebecca SimmonsNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Morgan. Yes we bathe our little ones in the bath salts. I swish my hand around some to dissolve them just so they don’t sit on them and complain about the salts poking them – which only my toddler has done.

    But it has never irritated anyone’s skin. And I have given them to a lot of people! Glad you found the blog. Hope you stop by again. :-)

  4. How much do you use in each bath? A cupful, a few tablespoons?

  5. Hi, Melissa! What a beautiful blog!

    I like your recipe for the bath salts. I haven’t seen the dry milk in any other recipes. And a great idea to make for gifts for teachers — much cheaper than the spa gift card I sometimes give, but with similar results, right? :)


  6. Does this work with winter colds stuffy nose etc


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