Homemade Bath Melts Recipe Using Pink Sea Salt

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These Pink Himalayan Salt bath melts were inspired by Valentine’s Day but you can make these DIY shower melts any time of year. They’re simple and they work great!

Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays! I really enjoy making cards, crafts, and special DIYs for people who mean so much to me. It’s a great holiday to tell friends, family, as well as significant others how important they are.

DIY Shower Melts Recipe: for V Day!

This year I wanted to do something different. So I started thinking of something unique to make that was Valentine-inspired. Right away I started thinking of the color pink. The first thing that came to mind: Pink Himalayan Salt.

Pink Himalayan Salt Bath For Skin

This little gem is just wonderful for skin. Pink Himalayan salt is mined in the foothills of the Himalayan mountains. It differs from table salt in many ways, but mainly because it contains many more beneficial minerals. This salt is especially beneficial in baths. (Find out more here: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Salt.)

The pink Himalayan salt bath helps skin retain moisture. It also helps the body get rid of toxins. Plus, it has such a beautiful pinkish hue that makes it ideal for DIY projects.

Ingredients for a Himalayan Salt Bath Melt

Knowing that I wanted to use Pink Himalayan salt, it was easy to determine that I would make DIY shower melts. They are much easier to make than bath fizzies! Just three ingredients and under ten minutes, and you have a gorgeous, gift-able Himalayan Salt bath melt.

To go along with the pink theme, I grabbed a few dried rose petals. To prevent a clogged drain, I put them in the food processor until they were very finely ground. Dried roses smell absolutely delightful and they have a wonderful way of perfuming a bath. Not to mention roses are rich in antioxidants, great astringents, and moisturizing to the skin.

To hold all these things together, I added some coconut oil. It allows the bath melts to do just that – melt! Coconut oil is also wonderfully moisturizing and gives skin a natural glow.

These little DIY shower melts are wonderfully fragrant, soothing, and will leave your skin silky soft. I put 10-20 small melts in mason jars, tied them with a pretty ribbon and gave them out. However, another idea would be to present them in chocolate boxes (though carefully labeling them as bath melts!).

Pink Himalayan Salt Bath Melts Recipe

Yield 20 small bath melts

(Makes about 20 small bath melts, depending on the size of your mold)



  1. Begin by finely grating rose petals in a spice grinder or food processor. (Or save a step and find rose petal powder here.)
  2. In a small bowl, combine Pink Himalayan salt and rose petals.
  3. Stir to combine.
  4. Melt coconut oil and drizzle in slowly while stirring.
  5. Allow the rose petals and salt to become completely covered in the coconut oil, and stop pouring. I used between ¼ and ½ cup of melted coconut oil.
  6. Scoop mixture into molds. I used small heart molds.
  7. Place the molds into the freezer.
  8. Once solid, unmold and store in a cool, dry place.

To Use

  • Place one or two Himalayan Salt bath melts in a warm bath.
  • Relax for 10-20 minutes.
  • When finished, use a towel to pat skin dry, allowing some coconut oil to remain.
  • Drain tub while water is still warm.

Variations on Pink Himalayan Salt Bath Melts

This recipe can be customized with your favorite botanicals. Not a fan of rose petals? Try using lavender buds instead! Want a more earthy aroma? Try dried rosemary or chamomile flowers.

Have you made Pink Himalayan Salt bath melts, or used it in other ways? Let us know.

Want more DIY gifts for Valentines Day? Check out these projects:


About Katie Vance

Katie is a wife, mother, aromatherapist, and lover of all things DIY. She offers consultations and gives simple aromatherapy advice at Katie Vance, Aromatherapy Simplified. You can also find Katie on Facebook.

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  1. Louise Bennett says

    I’m late for Valentine’s Day but I’ll make good use of these little things anyway haha gonna try them out next week!