Detoxing Himalayan Bath Salts Recipe

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Pink Himalayan salt is everywhere these days. It’s so popular! I remember back in the day when kids would often have Himalayan salt lamps in their bedrooms. But now, people are sprinkling it on salad and putting it in bath salts! 

I love these little pink crystals in almost any bath salt recipe. But I found their best use for them is in my detoxing bath salts formula, and they’re just fabulous. 

detoxing Himalayan bath salts

I pair the salts with a little clay for some extra pore-cleansing power and top off with a little rosemary and lemon essential oils. They’re heavenly, and I use them at least twice a month. 

It might seem like bath salts are only about relaxation. But with a little thought and the right choice of ingredients, they can be powerfully beneficial little bath treats! 

Himalayan Salts

Himalayan is a nice salt that is great for bath salts. It is very pure and holds 80 different trance minerals. It has a lot of iron in it, which is why it has a distinctive pink color. 

These salts are very detoxifying. They draw toxins from the skin. They also help to soothe irritated skin from various conditions including eczema and psoriasis. 

It’s also super relaxing to sit with these in the bath. These salts will help to soothe muscles, and any associated joint aches too. 

We’re also adding some dendritic salt, which helps to enhance the fragrance and keep our salt dry. 

Himalayan salt & clay bath salt ingredients

Cosmetic Clay

We’re also adding clay to this recipe. It’s very detoxifying, like our salts, and helps scrub pores so they are squeaky clean.

They also help to breathe new life into our skin, restoring radiance and revitalizing skin that looks dull. 

Furthermore, they aid the dendritic salt in keeping our mixture nice and dry, rather than clumping together. 

Clay can also act as a natural dye. Because our salt is pink, we’ve opted for red clay which should provide a beautiful, earthy, burgundy-like color to our bath salts. 

Rosemary & Lemon Essential oil  

The essential oils we’ve selected for this recipe are rosemary and lemon. These together smell lovely and are very mind-clearing and soothing. Both have excellent antibacterial benefits and can act together to help keep skin clear of acne. 

I find these essential oils together to be very cleansing and purifying, both for the mind and body. Perfect for our detox bath salts recipe! 

You can, of course, use whatever you want. If you prefer to use a fragrance oil, you could even use that. We don’t judge here at SavvyHomemade and always encourage you to take these recipes and make them your own. 

If you do decide to opt for our blend, be sure to get yourself some ‘distilled lemon essential oil’. Cold pressed has the chance to bring out a phototoxic reaction in this skin. These are very serious, painful skin reactions. Do yourself a favor and stick to the distilled version. 

OK let’s make detoxing bath salts

detoxing Himalayan bath salts

Detoxing Himalayan Bath Salts Recipe

If you love a good soak, these detoxing bath salts are going to be the perfect DIY treat for you. Just light some candles to get yourself in the mood & just relax. 

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 300 grams
Difficulty Level: Easy
Author: Angela Wills

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  • Place the dendritic salt into a bowl. Add the fragrance oil and blend this in thoroughly.
    30 g Dendritic Salt, 1.5 g Rosemary Essential Oil, 1.5 g Lemon Essential Oil
    Place the dendritic salt into a bowl.
  • Next, add the Himalayan salt and the clay to the dendritic salt mix. Combine all ingredients together.
    261 g Himalayan salt, 6 g Cosmetic Clay
    Next, add the Himalayan salt and the clay
  • Spread the salts onto some baking parchment, and allow the salts to dry for 48 hours. Placing the baking parchment onto a baking tray or sheet is perfect for this.
    Spread the salts onto some baking parchment
  • After 48 hours transfer to a clean air-tight container, ready for use.
    1 Cosmetic Jar
    After 48 hours transfer to a clean air-tight container, ready for use


  • Be sure to use only glass or PET plastic containers for holding the salts.
  • Store in an airtight container & use this within 6 months.
Category: DIY Bath & Body
Cuisine: N/A
Difficulty: Easy

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How To Use

I use my detox bath salts a couple of times a month, but you can happily use them every day! Although if you have dry skin, consider using only a few times a week as clay can be a little drying. 

If you don’t have time for a full bath, but want to soak your feet for a little, consider throwing some in a foot spa. Don’t use these in ones with jets, just fill a large bowl or a bucket with warm water and soak your feet. 

This also goes for bathtubs with water jets. The salt passes through, with some clinging to the insides of the pipes. This can lead to rusting in your jet system. You can, however, safely use them in tubs that only have air jets. 

You can put as much or as little in your tub at once. However, I find that more than a ½ cup is a bit of a waste. I’d use no less than a few tablespoons. 

Final Thoughts

These detoxing bath salts are so wonderful for the skin. I’ve not long used them and I can still smell the gorgeous lemon and rosemary, my skin feels super soft and smooth. 

If you love bath salts, these are going to be the perfect DIY treat for you. Just light some candles to get yourself in the mood and just relax. 

Have any problems with this recipe? Need help troubleshooting it. Leave me a comment below and we’ll see if we can work through your issues together.

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Author: Angela Wills

Title: Founder and Author - Savvy Homemade

Expertise: Beauty Recipes, Skincare Formulation, Soapmaking, DIY Crafts, Parenting


Angela Wills is an author, founder, and the driving force behind Savvy Homemade. With over fifteen years of experience, she brings a wealth of knowledge and dedication to every post she writes. She is fearlessly dedicated to creating tried and tested beauty recipes, skincare formulations, soap recipes, and many other DIY crafts that will work for everyone. Angela has a Diploma in Skincare Formulation, is a proud member of the Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild, and infuses each DIY product with her passion and expertise.

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  1. I really want to try the Detoxing Himalayan Bath Salts recipe but I can’t find where the quantity of cornstarch to be used.

    Does it matter or is there a standard amount?5 stars

    • Hi Kimberly
      Thanks for pointing this out as there was an error on the recipe card for this one! The recipe calls for Himalayan Salts and some Dendritic Salt, no cornflour in this one.
      I apologies for the error, Ive put it right in the recipe and I’m looking it to why that happened!


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