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DIY Lavender Bath Salts

DIY LAVENDER BATH SALTS

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Welcome friends! There’s nothing better after a busy day than sinking into a warm bath filled with the soothing scent of lavender. It’s like a hug for your senses. It is my all time favorite scent. As soon as I open my lavender essential oil bottle and inhale it’s aroma, an immediate sense of calm washes over me. DIY Lavender bath salts are a wonderful way to unwind and let go of the day’s stresses. The calming properties of lavender make it the perfect addition to your self-care routine, creating a serene and tranquil environment to escape to.

I’ve been loving creating my own bath products. There’s something incredibly fulfilling about creating items from scratch. With Mother’s day quickly approaching, I thought these DIY Lavender Bath Salts paired with my Homemade Lavender Soap would make the perfect Mother’s day gift idea. There’s something so special about handmade gifts, and this bath salts recipe is delightfully simple to make.

So lets quickly go over some of the choices you have and the benefits of the ingredients in homemade bath salts.

DIY Lavender Bath Salts

DIY LAVENDER BATH SALTS

The Base Ingredients

When it comes to making your own lavender bath salts, you have several options for the base ingredient. Epsom salts, Himalayan salt, Dead Sea Salt and Magnesium Flakes are all popular choices, each offering unique benefits for your bath time ritual. Lets break it down, so you can make the best choice for your homemade bath salts. Bath salts are so versatile. When choosing your salts, you can just use one type of salt or a combination of several different types.

Epsom Salts

Did you know that Epsom salt isn’t really salt at all? The salt-like crystals, composed of magnesium sulfate, are a very common ingredient in DIY bath salts due to their numerous benefits. When used in DIY bath salts, Epsom salt can help relax muscles, alleviate tension, and soothe the body after a long day.

Himalayan Salt

Himalayan salt is harvested from ancient salt deposits deep within the Himalayan mountains. When dissolved in warm water, Himalayan salt releases these minerals into the bath, nourishing the skin and promoting hydration, leaving it feeling soft, smooth, and rejuvenated.

Dead Sea Salts

The mineral-rich waters of the Dead Sea are where we get Dead Sea salts, renowned for their exceptional therapeutic properties. They are rich in minerals such as magnesium, potassium, and calcium, which nourish and replenish the skin, leaving it feeling soft, smooth, and hydrated.

Magnesium Flakes

Derived from magnesium chloride, magnesium flakes stand as a powerhouse ingredient offering numerous benefits when used in DIY bath salts These flakes are easily absorbed through the skin, making them an excellent source of magnesium which helps soothe sore muscles and joints, reduce inflammation, and promote relaxation. Magnesium is also known to support healthy sleep patterns, alleviate stress and anxiety, and improve overall well-being.

Now that you’ve chosen your base ingredient(s), lets have a look at some benefits of the other ingredients.

Benefits of Baking Soda in Bath Salts

Using baking soda in bath salts provides a multitude of benefits that enhance your bathing experience in various ways. Baking soda is known for its ability to cleanse and exfoliate the skin, leaving it feeling soft, smooth, and rejuvenated. This makes it an excellent addition to DIY bath salts.

Additionally, baking soda has natural deodorizing properties, making it an ideal ingredient for bath salts. It’s designed to neutralize body odors and refresh the skin. Its anti-inflammatory properties can also soothe and provide relief to irritated skin.

Benefits of Lavender in Bath Salts

DIY LAVENDER BATH SALTS

Lavender Essential Oil

Incorporating lavender essential oil into bath salts offers a delightful array of benefits for your bathing experience. Lavender, known for its soothing and calming properties. It infuses bath salts with its gentle aroma, promoting relaxation and stress relief. As the fragrance fills the air, it helps to ease tension, calm the mind, and induce a sense of tranquility, making it ideal for unwinding after a long day or preparing for a restful night’s sleep. Additionally, lavender is believed to have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, which can help soothe irritated skin, reduce inflammation, and promote healing.

When my youngest daughter was a toddler, she had trouble sleeping through the night. As a mom, in desperation for sleep, I started rubbing Lavender essential oil on the bottom of her feet before I put her to bed. Within a couple days, she was sleeping through the night! This is one oil I ALWAYS have on hand!

Lavender Buds

Adding dried lavender buds to bath salts enhances the overall bathing experience in numerous ways, thanks to the many benefits of lavender. In addition to the above benefits, lavender buds give a gentle exfoliation which helps to remove dead skin cells, leaving the skin feeling soft, and smooth.

Quick Tip

While many enjoy the lavishness of adding dried herbs and flowers to their bath salts, not everyone likes the idea of additional elements floating in the tub. If you’re in the latter group, fret not—I’ve got a brilliant solution that lets you still enjoy the beauty and benefits of incorporating herbs and flowers into your bath salts while bypassing any potential mess. Simply grab a sachet pouch, load it up with your bath salts, and drop it into the tub like a tea bag. As the salts dissolve, the flowers remain neatly contained within the pouch, ensuring a clean and hassle-free bathing experience.

Perfect for Gifting

DIY LAVENDER BATH SALTS

DIY lavender bath salts make a beautiful and thoughtful gifts for loved ones. Infused with the soothing aroma of lavender, these homemade bath salts offer a touch of luxury and relaxation to anyone’s bathing routine. And how much more special that it was made by YOU! DIY bath salts are a perfect homemade Mother’s Day gift, DIY Christmas gift, or DIY birthday gift. Presenting a jar of these beautiful bath salts conveys a personal touch and shows that you’ve put thought and care into the gift. For an added touch you could make my Homemade Lavender Soap recipe to go along with your bath salts.

Customize your jar with some raffia ribbon and a small wooden scoop. I’ve designed a complimentary Bath Salts tag adding a touch of elegance to your handmade creation.

How to Make DIY Lavender Bath Salts

Ingredients

To Make

It can’t get much easier than this. Add salts and baking soda to a large bowl and stir until thoroughly mixed. Next, add the lavender essential oil, and stir. Add dried lavender buds and stir.

How to Use

Fill your tub with warm water. As its filling add 1 cup of salts to the bath. Soak and enjoy for 30-40 minutes,

DIY LAVENDER BATH SALTS
DIY LAVENDER BATH SALTS

DIY Lavender Bath Salts

Elevate your bath time experience and pamper yourself or someone special with these luxurious homemade Lavender Bath Salts. They are easy to make, and are perfect for a special homemade Mother's Day, Christmas, or Birthday gift.

Materials

  • 3 cups Salt(s) of choice (I'm using 2 cups Magnesium Flakes & 1 cup Epsom Salts)
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 20-30 drops lavender essential oil
  • 1/4 cup dried lavender buds

Instructions

  • It can't get much easier than this. Add salts and baking soda to a large bowl and stir until thoroughly mixed.
  • Next, add the lavender essential oil, and stir.
  • Add dried lavender buds and stir.

Notes

Quick Tip

While many enjoy the lavishness of adding dried herbs and flowers to their bath salts, not everyone likes the idea of additional elements floating in the tub. If you’re in the latter group, fret not—I’ve got a brilliant solution that lets you still enjoy the beauty and benefits of incorporating herbs and flowers into your bath salts while bypassing any potential mess. Simply grab a sachet pouch, load it up with your bath salts, and drop it into the tub like a tea bag. As the salts dissolve, the flowers remain neatly contained within the pouch, ensuring a clean and hassle-free bathing experience.

I hope you enjoy creating your own homemade bath salts.

Until next time

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