Nicky and Dionne at the beach Northland. Salt & Oil bath soaks and body scrubs for relaxing home spa treats.

It started with a broken foot. Followed by a float pod. And ended up with our lovely natural bath soaks and pure magnesium oils that you've just stumbled upon.


Charles couldn’t work. He needed his foot to heal quickly! While researching what could help, he was reminded of floatation therapy with Epsom salt. Tried it. Loved it. Thought – that could be a good thing to bring to Whangarei.




One problem we had to solve before we could open our float centre was – where to get a tonne (literally 1000kg) of NATURAL Epsom salt from?


A lovely family-run business was able to help us out. We bought in extra and were able to supply other NZ float centres with top quality natural salt. (We did once try the normal man-made Epsom salt in our float pod and it was a bit of a disaster. Plus factory-made salt can contain all sorts of accidental added extras and who wants to lie in that for an hour?)


Enter the New Zealand Rugby men’s team. Their strength and conditioning coach had heard of us and asked if we could make some one-bath-sized pouches, blended with essential oils, for his players to use for their muscle recovery baths when touring.




We already knew the benefits of relaxing in a warm magnesium-filled bath with essential oils. Our children, not big fans of the float pod, often asked for an Epsom salt bath with Wintergreen after training and matches. And we adults (though much less sporty!) enjoyed soaking our cares and niggles away with added Lavender for example.

We thought – we should make these for everyone in NZ to benefit from.


We sold the float pod and got making.

We toyed with the idea of fancy bath salts with flower petals and glitter but we prefer an easy life with less cleaning, so – JUST Salt & Oil. No unnecessary extras. Much more relaxing!

And can you imagine those burly rugby players on the world stage with twinkly bits of glitter stuck to their skin?!

soothing relaxing natural Epsom salt bath soaks NZ made by Salt & Oil

We use high quality natural ingredients, sourced from ethical distributors, and hand-make the soaks and magnesium oils in small batches. Our vision is happy, relaxed, rested households up and down New Zealand. We hope you'll be one of them!

Dionne, Charles & Nicky


PS - We are dedicated to improving New Zealanders' personal and community well-being. We want each product to impact not just the person using it, but their community as well. That's why we support good causes with a donation from every item you buy, and provide an easy, online  fundraising initiative using our natural products.

PPS - Our 'About' photo was taken by Twig & Thistle photography during a fun family photo shoot.

Our simple product images are courtesy of Mona de Villiers who is also an amazing portrait photographer.

And thank you to Anna GrasmikIt's Mary Taylor,  and Photography With Fran for their lovely images of our products 'in action' that you will see here and on our social media pages.

PPS – we sold our float pod a few years ago but regular Epsom salt baths keep us calm, happy and relaxed, soothe our sore muscles (not so much from sport these days, just the joys of middle-aged bodies!) and help us sleep. There’s a reason the simple, old-fashioned ways are making a come back!