DIY BATH SALTS
As a mom to two toddler boys I use this recipe all the time. A bath is a great way to unwind after a long day, and sneak in some much needed self care.
I love this DIY recipe because it smells amazing. I have all the products around the house for many of my other handmade items and it feels amazing!
Honestly, you'll feel like you just came from the spa with softer happier skin and a calmer, more peaceful mind.
I highly recommend making this recipe with the kids as a gift for Mothers Day, birthdays or the holidays. It's a DIY homemade gift that will be appreciated and actually used!
I made this recipe as a quick and easy gift to have on hand. I should mention, if you make it ahead of time to store in a dark place. Sunlight will cause the lavender to darken or brown.
SEA SALT BATH SALTS RECIPE
For this recipe you’ll need the following ingredients.
1. COARSE SEA SALT
This recipe calls for sea salt. Sea salt is a natural detox ingredient that draws impurities from the skin and helps regulate hormones. I love the look of the Himalayan pink sea salt and use it for all my soak recipes.
2. DRIED FLOWER BUDS (Lavender or Roses)
I like to use my dried lavender from my herb garden, but you can get lavender online wholesale or from a local lavender farm.
Sacred Mountian Lavender Farm is the most beautiful farm to visit, and all their products can be found online. Visit them here.
Attend a lavender farm in the summer for a beautiful array of lavender fields.
Lavender is well known for its relaxing scent. It's commonly used in products meant to calm, soothe and destress as it has lots of healing and cleansing properties.
And for the men in your life, check out this simple Beard Balm Recipe!
Do you have to use lavender?
Absolutely not, another option is to use rose petals as an aromatherapy soak with similar affects.
3. BAKING SODA
Adding Baking Soda to a bath helps with detoxification and can aid in relaxing tired stiff muscles. It's also very beneficial for other skin conditions that cause irritation or itchiness.
4. EPSOM SALTS
Epsom salts in a bath can help ease stress and muscle pain along with headaches, nasal congestion, skin blemishes and other ailments.
It's a great product to have around the house, you can even use it in the garden!
HOW TO MAKE BATH SALTS
You'll need to gather the ingredients listed above along with a few mason jars and screw lids, a canning funnel and a large bowl.
Depending on how you want your final jar to be displayed, you can premix the ingredients or create a layer effect by adding the ingredients one by one.
This can be quite pretty and beautifully displayed in a vintage mason jar.
But for the purpose of using the handmade product I recommend measuring and mixing the ingredients together, in a large bowl.
Use the funnel to pour the bath salts into the mason jars. Then sprinkle an extra bit of lavender on the top before sealing.
If using aromatherapy oils in your bath salts there’s a chance that if sitting overtime the bath salts will become sticky, clumpy and moist.
To avoid this unappealing result, it’s recommended to bake the salts for fifteen minutes or so. For a step by step guide check out this guide.
Label your jars and decorate with twine and a piece of scrap fabric for a vintage country feel.
Go ahead and grab our handmade tags for an added touch!
HOW TO USE LAVENDER BATH SALTS
Add 1 cup of lavender homemade bath salts to warm bath water. Enjoy soaking in the lavender bath for approximately 20 minutes.
Follow the bath with a cooler shower to lower body temperature, and a nice calm relaxing cup of tea or a nap.
Lavender Bath Salts
- 2 Mason Jars
- Large Mixing Bowl
- Canning Funnel
- Wooden Spoon
- 1/2 Cup Baking Soda
- 1/2 Cup Epsom Salts
- 1/2 Cup Sea Salt
- 1 tbsp Lavender Flower Buds
- 10 drops Lavender Essential Oil Optional
WANT MORE HERBAL BATH PRODUCTS?
The Herbal Academy is the perfect place to start. Check out the Botanical Skin Care Course Below!