Bath salts tend to be marketed towards women, but everyone can enjoy a relaxing soak in the tub. Some guys might be happy to just toss some plain Epsom salt into the tub and call it good. However, that method can be a little boring if you’re looking to make gifts or expand your product line to include more items for men.
It’s easy to customize just about any bath salt recipe by using colors and fragrances that will appeal more to men. However, we also put together this easy recipe designed with guys in mind. Follow along as we make this no-fuss men's bath salt recipe that would be a great gift for any guy in your life.
Difficulty Level: Easy
Hands-On Time: 20 minutes
Drying Time: Overnight
Yield: One 16 oz jar of bath salts
This recipe is easy to double or triple. Simply adjust the quantities accordingly.
- 2 Mixing Bowls (one small, one large)
- Plastic Pipette
- Digital Scale
- Micro Scoop
- 16 oz jar with lid
- Spoon for packaging bath salts
We’ll start by weighing the spa salts in two bowls and adding fragrance. In the smaller bowl, we’ll add some mica powder to tint the salt a beautiful color that looks just like flecks of real copper. Because most guys don’t want to deal with tinted bath water, the other bowl of salt will remain white. The small amount of copper-colored mica simply adds visual appeal to make this project more eye-catching.
Once the bath salts are dry, the two colors will be mixed together and packaged in a jar. It’s important to make sure the salt is completely dry before packaging. This is because salt can off-gas as it dries, which may damage the jar if you seal the salts when they are still damp, as the gas will have nowhere to escape.
Step-By-Step Instructions for Making Men's Bath Salts
- Set the larger mixing bowl on the scale and tare it to zero.
- Add 16 oz of European Spa Salt to the bowl.
- Use a pipette to transfer 3.5 ml of fragrance to the bowl.
- Stir thoroughly with a whisk, then set the bowl aside.
- Set the smaller mixing bowl on the scale and tare it to zero.
- Add 2 oz of European Spa Salt to the bowl.
- Use a pipette to transfer 0.5 ml of fragrance to the bowl (this is just a small amount to help the mica adhere).
- Add 4 micro scoops of Bronze mica to the small bowl and stir with a whisk.
- Let the bath salts dry for several hours or overnight, stirring occasionally if you are able.
- Once completely dry, add the copper-colored salt to the white salt. Gently stir to combine.
- Spoon the mixture into a 16 oz container and label accordingly.
To speed up the drying process, you may choose to oven-bake the bath salts. Check out our Baked Bath Salts tutorial for detailed instructions on drying bath salts in the oven. Whether you air-dry or bake the bath salts, ensure they are completely dry before packaging.
If you do not want to oven-bake the bath salts, you can still speed up the drying process by spreading the salts out on a baking sheet. Line the sheet with tin foil to protect it from the fragrance. Items that come in direct contact with fragrance oils should not be used again for food in the future.
How to Use
To use these bath salts, simply spoon the desired amount of salt into a bath. Stir the water with your hand to help the salt dissolve. If giving these bath salts as a gift, you may want to include a scoop that make it easy to dispense the salts.
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