The 10 Best Bath Salts: 2017 Top Picks and Reviews


Taking a dip in a steaming tub filled with calming bath salts at the end of a stressful day can be the perfect way to relax, but with so many types it can be overwhelming trying to decide which scent is best for your needs.

Here at BeautyShortcutips, we strive to help you pinpoint which bath salts are best for you, whether you are on a budget or prefer a more luxurious experience, there is a bath salt on this list that’s right for you.

We’ve narrowed down the list to our favorite ten bath salts. In this article you will find each product with its best features and benefits listed clearly to help you search for the one that best fits any ailment you may have.


After taking many different characteristics into consideration, we’ve listed our carefully chosen products along with a link below each description for easy access. It’s important to us that you find a bath salt that fits your particular needs so we selected products based on:

  • · Overall quality
  • · Type and strength of scent
  • · Quantity vs. cost
  • · What customers liked
  • · What customers didn’t like

Reviews of The 10 Best Bath Salts

1. Ahava’s Dead Sea Mineral Bath Salt.

AHAVA 100% Pure Dead Sea Mineral Bath Salt
  • Infused with a therapeutic blend of eucalyptus...
  • Paraben free
  • Allergy tested

Ahava’s salts are a great luxury product and are infused with eucalyptus which is incredibly calming and commonly used in aromatherapy. These bath salts are sure to have an amazing soothing effect while simultaneously clearing your mind and your senses.

Consumer Reviews of this product:

“Dead Sea salt is amazing. I always feel refreshed after using them.”

“Ahava is a great brand. I always trust that I’m getting a good quality product when I buy from them.”

What We Liked

  • Will leave your skin silky
  • The Dead Sea is one of the best sources of salt on the planet
  • Medicinal scent

What We Didn't Like

  • Must rest for ½ hour after use
  • Scent not “pretty” or fruity
  • Scent can be too strong

2. Westlab’s Himalayan Pink Crystal Bathing Salts.

Himalayan Salt Pink Fine 4.4 lbs 2 Pack(FINE for Bathing in...
  • FINE grain, Detoxifying. An excellent cleanser for...
  • With over 80 Minerals. Fine grain, quick...
  • Westlab only source the highest quality Himalayan...

Himalayan salt has been having a moment recently with salt lamps, table salt, and other products now available everywhere, but one of the best ways to get the benefits of Himalayan salts without splurging on expensive specialty items is to infuse your bath water with them.

Consumer Reviews of this product:

“I love the color of these. They make bath time magical!”

“Himalayan salts are great. I always feel more relaxed after I’d had a bath with these. Plus, they have great benefits for your body. So it’s kind of like two birds with one stone.”

What We Liked

  • Natural way to cleanse your body
  • Negative ions in the salt have myriad health benefits
  • Mild scent

What We Didn't Like

  • Grains of salt can be too large/rough
  • Boys night not like “girly” pink color
  • No special scent or fragrance

3. the Sleep Lavender salts from San Francisco Bath Salt Company.

Sleep Lavender Bath Salts 2 lb. Luxury Bag
  • PACIFIC OCEAN SEA SALTS: A fine/medium grain blend...
  • PREMIUM ESSENTIAL OIL: Naturally scented with the...
  • RELAX AND UNWIND: Relaxes the mind and body to...

This product’s use of lavender essential oil is great because it is the most commonly used oil as a sleep aid, not only as tea and in oil diffusers and wax warmers, but bathwater as well.

Consumer Reviews of this product:

“This product is wonderful. It’s exactly what I was looking for.”

“Very impressed. They smell amazing and are extremely relaxing.”

What We Liked

  • Helps us get to sleep
  • Relaxing after a long day
  • Pretty purple color

What We Didn't Like

  • Boys might not like purple color
  • Overpowering scent
  • Calming effect not good for mid-day use

4. Dr. Teals Pure Epsom Salt Soaking Solution, Pre & Post Workout.

Dr. Teals Pure Epsom Salt Soaking Solution, Pre & Post...
  • ESSENTIAL OIL BENEFITS: Fresh citrus natural...
  • QUICK & EASY REGIMEN: To experience all the...

Dr. Teal’s is a well-known brand and is one of the best soaks on the market for its value. As the name suggests, these salts are particularly useful when soaking your muscles before a workout, which can help prevent soreness, or using them after, to ease aching joints as well.

Consumer Reviews of this product:

“These are super strong scented, but I love it. Very refreshing.”

“I always use Dr. Teal’s pre-workout soak for my aching muscles. Works every time.”

What We Liked

  • Cheaper alternative to luxury brands
  • Heal and recover muscles quicker
  • Great for boys and girls

What We Didn't Like

  • Packaging does not say how long salts last
  • Menthol creates an overpowering scent
  • Plain-looking

5. Asutra 100% Pure Dead Sea Salts.

ASUTRA 100% Pure Dead Sea Bath Salts, Uplifting,...
  • The lemon essential oil will do wonders for...
  • No preservatives, no perfumes, no fragrances, no...
  • Infused with organic essential oils

Our fifth pick is great for those seeking salts that have aromatherapy benefits and is it the Asutra 100% Pure Dead Sea Salts.

These salts are packed full of essential oils like ginger, rosemary, and peppermint, which are great for energy and revitalization. Oils like these that delight the senses and are quite zingy have the opposite effect of more calming oils, like lavender and chamomile, which you will see in the next product. Ginger is known to have a detoxifying effect on the body, while rosemary and peppermint are sure to awaken your senses.

Consumer Reviews of this product:

“I love, love, love the way this smells! So invigorating!”

“The Asutra bath salts are great. I love that they come in a tub instead of a bag. I find it’s harder for me to spill them all this way (which hasn’t happened more than once).”

What We Liked

  • Felt more energetic throughout our day
  • Soothing for people who love natural scents
  • Not tested on animals

What We Didn't Like

  • Scent not the best for relaxation
  • Scent may be too much for some people
  • Less product that other brands

6. the Asutra 100% Pure Dead Sea Salts in “ultimate relaxation”

“ULTIMATE RELAXATION” -100% Pure Dead Sea Bath Salts /...
  • "ULTIMATE RELAXATION" Welcome to your own little...
  • STRESS, TENSION & ANXIETY RELIEF: If you're alive...

With essential oils of lavender, cedarwood, and chamomile, these salts are a powerful aromatherapy tool. These three oils combined offer a wonderfully relaxing experience. Together they can help ease you into night time so it’s recommended that you use this product only when you feel the need to destress.

Consumer Reviews of this product:

“The scent of lavender is so amazing for destressing. Highly recommend.”

“Asutra has some really great scents to choose from and this one is amazing.”

What We Liked

  • Great for soaking sore muscles
  • Melt the stress of the day away
  • Naturally soothing

What We Didn't Like

  • May make you sleepy
  • Not ideal for morning or mid-day use
  • Boys might not like purple color

7. the Minera Fine Grain Dead Sea Salt by San Francisco Bath Salt Company.

Minera Fine Grain Pure Dead Sea Salt, 10 lb (2 Pack - Each...
  • RELIEVE PSORIASIS, ECZEMA & ACNE: A safe, natural...

Because these are only scented naturally, they are calming and the most spa-like salts on the list. They are also great for a variety of skin conditions including eczema and psoriasis.

Consumer Reviews of this product:

“The natural smell is great is, like me, you’re sensitive to strong odors.”

“These are basic, but I love them for that reason. Nothing too fancy or gimmicky.”

What We Liked

  • Has a very fine grain
  • Great for skin ailments
  • Can also be used for feet

What We Didn't Like

  • Not scented
  • Packaging does not say how long to soak
  • Packaging does not say how long product is good for

8. Tree Hut’s Shea Moisturizing Epsom Salt in Coconut Lime.

Tree Hut Shea Moisturizing Epsom Salt, Coconut Lime, 3 lb...
  • Soothe aches and pains while renewing your skin...
  • Moisturizing formula will leave your skin feeling...
  • Tree Hut's Organic Shea certifies that your skin...

These bath salts smell like summer in a bag. The coconut and lime are a great combination. And they have the added benefit of moisturizing your body thanks to shea butter, a natural skin conditioner.

Consumer Reviews of this product:

“My new favorite! These smell amazing!”

“My skin always comes out super soft after using these.”

What We Liked

  • Fresh and fruity scent
  • Moisturizes the skin
  • Large size bag for price

What We Didn't Like

  • Formula can be greasy
  • Some people may not like scent combination
  • Does not say if product is tested on animals

9. Vi-Tae’s Nasal Congestion Dead Sea Bath Salts.

Vi-Tae 100% Natural Dead Sea Mineral Bath Salts Aromatherapy...
  • Clear Nasal Congestion Naturally: 'Breath Easy,...
  • Relief From Colds: With no known cure, the only...
  • Indulge Yourself: Whether you're looking to shrink...

With key ingredients of pine needle oil and niaouli oil, these salts will open your sinuses for easy breathing and sleeping. It’s great for kids and adults alike, especially when they are sick or congested due to illness like a common cold. Pouring a small handful of these into their bathwater will instantly help clear their nasal passages without the unpleasant use of a vapor rub.

Consumer Reviews of this product:

“This helps my sinuses better than most nasal sprays. You should definitely give it a try.”

“The scent of these are amazing. Give it like 20 minutes and it’ll clear you right up!”

What We Liked

  • Infused with natural oils
  • Helps with digestion
  • Medical scent

What We Didn't Like

  • Salt grains are very large and rough
  • Small size for price
  • Scent may be too strong for some people

10. the Kneipp Juniper Bath Salts.

Kneipp Mineral Bath Salt, Muscle Smoothing, Juniper, 17.63...
  • Juniper is nature's anti inflammatory
  • Soothes and relieves those overworked, tired,...
  • Bonus Rosemary and Wintergreen oils help increase...

These salts have natural anti-inflammatory properties and the berry soothes inflamed muscles. Like the bath salts we saw earlier for pre- or post-workout, Kneipp’s salts are also great for this. The pain from sore muscles often prevents you from doing any further workouts. Thankfully, these salts will help you recover more quickly.

Consumer Reviews of this product:

“I love the scent of Juniper. At first it caught me off-guard, but then I smelled it! It’s really refreshing because it’s not a common scent.”

“This is great for sore muscles at the end of a run. It helps ease the pain a little.”

What We Liked

  • Yummy floral scent
  • Soothes muscles
  • Great for relaxation

What We Didn't Like

  • Boys may not like pink color
  • Some people may not like the juniper scent
  • Salts only stay good for six months

Things to Keep in Mind When Choosing Your Bath Salts

At Beautyshortcutips, we only recommend products that have been tested by numerous reviewers so you know you will be purchasing a product that has been tried and loved by many people just like you.

These ten products will each give you a unique bath time experience we hope relaxes, soothes, and invigorates you.

Because each bath salt contains certain ingredients and everyone’s skin reacts differently to specific oils and moisturizers, we’ve included a question and answer section below that we hope will further help guide your search for your next favorite product. Keep these in mind when choosing a bath salt.

Q & A

I want the product to moisturize my body when I come out of the bath. Is there anything specific I should look for in the ingredients list?

Absolutely! Keywords like “butter,” “conditioning,” and/or “nourishing” are sure to keep your skin healthy and glowing.

I want the product to have a detoxing effect on my body. How do I know which product is right for this?

  • Look for bath salts that contain essentials oils such as lemon, tea tree, and ginger. These ingredients are commonly found in other beauty, health, and skincare products that help to rid the body of toxins it collects throughout the day.

What happens if the bath salt gives me a rash or makes my skin red?

  • Immediately stop use of the product. Try another brand that is unscented and see if the rash continues. You may be allergic or sensitive to certain ingredients because of the oils they contain. This reaction is very rare, as each of the salts mentioned here are all-natural, many of them even organic.

How are bath salts different from bath bombs or bath oils?

  • Bath salts are unique in that they offer an invigorating zing to your bath time. They stimulate the body and many have detoxing effects, which is a great treat for your body. As they infuse the water and sink into your skin through your pores, they work from the outside in, either helping you relax or giving you energy. Bath bombs have few benefits besides moisturizing the skin and adding bubbles to your bath water and bath oils are only designed to moisturize the body. Most do not have detoxing or refreshing effects on the skin.

What if I don’t see any salts on this list that I like?

  • Bath salts come in many more varieties than the ten we have listed here. If you have a particular scent you enjoy smelling, do a search with that keyword and the words “bath salts” after it. You are sure to find a brand that suits not only your preferences, but also your wallet.

Are the salts expensive?

The price of the product depends on the brand. Most are inexpensive. You can always find a brand that fits your budget.

How do I know if I’m getting a good value when buying bath salts?

Every bag or tub of salts will have the size (or quantity) listed on the front label, most likely in ounces of pounds. Compare the price of the ones you like most with the size and prices of other brands.

Obviously, some brands are more expensive than others if they are sourcing more exotic or hard-to-get ingredients. These are luxury brands. But there are just as many value brands as there are luxury brands to choose from. Checking the size versus the quantity will ensure you are getting a good value for your money.

Overall, ...

The bath salt Beautyshortcutips feels is the best for everyone is… Ahava’s Dead Sea Mineral Bath Salts. This product checks all of our boxes because it’s excellent for anyone with a sensitivity to strong scents.

Because it’s absent of any extra oils (that many of the other products contain), it can help clear blocked sinuses and offer incredible relaxation during your bath time without there being an overpowering odor.

It is the product most likely to calm and soothe your skin in the most natural way. It has received excellent reviews online so you can be sure it’s a genuinely exceptional product.

Last update on 2017-10-23 - Details

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