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Make Your Own All Natural Soap: DIY Epsom Salt Soap Recipe

Posted by The Salt Box on 2nd Aug 2018

Epsom salt - a mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate - is a wonderfully versatile mineral when it comes to health and beauty. We’ve  explored at length the different ways you can use it in the bathroom - for treating dermatological conditions, cleansing pores and exfoliating skin. A great way to enjoy these benefits as a part of your daily shower routine is to make your own DIY Epsom salt soap. Let’s have a look at how!

Not into having baths? Using Epsom salt soap is a great way to enjoy the benefits in the shower. Here's how you can make your own at home.

There are a number of ways you can make soap, some are easy, some not so much. For this DIY approach, we wanted to make it as easy as possible for you. This involves using the “melt and pour” method, which involves melting all the ingredients down on a stovetop or in the microwave then pouring the mixture into molds. It’s a simple and fun method that allows you to add whatever you want to make your perfect soap.

The Benefits of Epsom Salt on The Skin

Magnesium and sulfate have a number of amazing benefits for the skin and using Epsom salt soap daily in the bath or shower is a great way to reap them.

Exfoliate dead skin - Due to its crystalline structure, Epsom salt is a great exfoliant. Removing old, dead skin cells will leave you looking smooth and feeling fresh.

Cleanse pores - Dirt, oils and bacteria clog up pores in the skin, causing pimples, blackheads and other imperfections to appear. Epsom salt is an excellent natural cleanser.

Detoxify - When absorbed through the skin, Epsom salt can help remove toxins and heavy metals.

Reduce cellulite - Epsom salt can help detoxify the bloodstream and brighten complexion. It can also help reduce the appearance of cellulite.

Reduce inflammation - The magnesium in Epsom salt is a powerful anti-inflammatory and can help soothe skin conditions like eczema, acne, psoriasis and dermatitis.

Making Your Own DIY Epsom Salt Soap

This recipe is for one bar of soap. Simply multiply the quantities for more!

What You’ll Need:

  • Clear glycerin (⅓ cup)
  • Essential oils (a few drops) - what kind you use is totally up to you: lavender, frankincense, rosemary and lemongrass are all excellent choices.
  • Coconut oil (1 teaspoon)
  • Natural food colouring (a few drops) - again this is totally up to you!
  • Epsom salt (½ teaspoon)
  • Mold (you can use any mold you want - just make sure it’s roughly the site of an average bar of soap.

  • What To Do:
  • Place the glycerin in a pot on a stove top (or in a ceramic bowl in a microwave) and heat until melted.
  • Add essentials oil, coconut oil, Epsom salt and mix until combined
  • Add food colouring and mix until evenly distributed
  • Pour soap mixture into mold
  • Allow to cool and harden (about 1 hour)
  • Remove from mold and enjoy

  • Using Epsom salt soap is a great way to enjoy the benefits of this magnificent mineral on a daily basis. We hope you enjoy making it! Take a look at our  Epsom salt range here and buy bulk Epsom salt here.