Homemade Lemon Rosemary Bath Salts


Today Crystal from a Pumpkin & A Princess is sharing a Mother’s Day gift idea that you can make in no time.  It’s a homemade bath salts recipe that’s infused with lemon and rosemary scents. This recipe for homemade citrus bath salts is easy to make and makes a wonderful gift to help mom relax.  I have several fabulous guests that will be taking the reins here on TidyMom periodically over the next month or so while we are packing  and moving to our new house!


Hi TidyMom readers, I’m Crystal from A Pumpkin & A Princess. Cheryl always has the most beautiful pictures and inspiring recipes, so it’s an honor to be here today! With Mother’s Day right around the corner I’m excited to share a quick and easy gift idea with you. This lemon rosemary bath salt recipe smells delightful and make a great gift for mom.  

DIY Lemon Rosemary Bath Salts | recipe at

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If you’ve ever visited A Pumpkin & A Princess before you might have noticed that I love making soaps, scrubs, and bath salts so naturally I wanted to share one of my favorites with you!

How to make Lemon Rosemary Bath Salts


  • 2 cups epsom salt
  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 2-3 tbsp fresh rosemary; finely chopped
  • 6-8 drops lemon essential oil
  • 2-3 tbsp lemon zest (optional)

In a bowl combine epsom salt and baking soda. Add in half of the essential oil drops, mix, then add in the remaining drops. Mix in the chopped rosemary and lemon zest if you decide to use it until fully combined. Store in an airtight container. 

Homemade Lemon Rosemary Bath Salts | recipe at

This bath salt recipe makes a lovely gift for mom, teachers, shower gifts or for house guests that may be visiting this Summer. It’s also really inexpensive to make and smells wonderful!

If you’re looking for more handmade Mother’s Day ideas check out my

Homemade Lemon Soap Recipe

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Honey Brown Sugar Scrub

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Lavender Bath Salts

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Crystal from Pumpkin and a Princess


Crystal is a mom, wife, and blogger who loves to create. She enjoys sharing inexpensive craft, home decor, sewing, recipes, and DIY project tutorials.




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A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog,, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+

23 Responses to “Homemade Lemon Rosemary Bath Salts”

  1. Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective posted on May 8, 2013 at 9:33 am (#)

    Wonderful gift idea! I bet it smells heavenly!

  2. Angie | Big Bear's Wife posted on May 8, 2013 at 9:49 am (#)

    What a perfect mother’s day gift~!

  3. Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke posted on May 8, 2013 at 10:11 am (#)

    I bet that smells amazing! I love Crystal, she has so much fabulous-ness to share on the web! What a great gift idea!

  4. Gina posted on May 8, 2013 at 10:39 am (#)

    Seems we are all on the same page of luxury & relaxation. I posted bath salts today too- hehehe

  5. Carla @ Carlas Confections posted on May 8, 2013 at 12:24 pm (#)

    All of those look so perfect! I bet the lemon and rosemary is so refreshing!!! Now I want a pedi with a foot soak 😉

  6. Lisa | With Style and Grace posted on May 8, 2013 at 12:37 pm (#)

    love the idea of homemade bath salts!

  7. Shannah @ Just Us Four posted on May 9, 2013 at 1:55 pm (#)

    I bet this smells absolutely amazing! Love the idea of homemade salts.

  8. Heather @ French Press posted on May 9, 2013 at 6:27 pm (#)

    I would LOVE this for Mother’s Day…and what a great homemade gift idea

  9. Krista Low posted on May 10, 2013 at 9:00 am (#)

    I love the recipe for the lemon rosemary bath salts! I have a big ol’ bush of rosemary in my backyard that this will be perfect for! Thanks for this great recipe :) Can’t wait to use it. Krista @ A Handful of Everything

  10. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen posted on May 11, 2013 at 1:50 pm (#)

    That must smell amazing! What a nice gift.

  11. Jeanette posted on May 12, 2013 at 4:44 pm (#)

    I love the idea of homemade bath salts – what a thoughtful gift!

  12. nest of posies posted on May 13, 2013 at 9:11 pm (#)

    this looks incredible. love the flavor combo too!

  13. Shaina posted on May 14, 2013 at 2:47 pm (#)

    Makes me wish I took more baths.

  14. Madelyn posted on December 14, 2014 at 6:50 pm (#)

    I love this! I am in my kitchen now about to make it! I can’t wait to give these as gifts!

  15. Trishna posted on January 28, 2016 at 1:27 am (#)

    How long will it last??

  16. Trishna posted on January 28, 2016 at 1:27 am (#)

    Wonderful!! How long does it last?? 


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