Make your own soothing bath salts!
Lavender Bath Salts
The nights have gotten longer and colder so it’s high time for a nice relaxing, fragranced soak in the bath. Therefore I have an attractive and therapeutic bath salt recipe which I would love to share with you!
The beauty of this is that this couldn’t be easier to make, looks beautiful on display as well as making wonderful homemade gifts for birthday and Christmas presents. Children and adults love these bath salts and when you read the properties of the ingredients below, you will completely understand why!
Epsom salts are a fantastic addition to any bath as they are renowned to relax sore muscles, reduce pain and inflammation as well as give you a better night sleep due to the magnesium content.
Lavender is a wonderful plant as it promotes calmness, reduces stress, anxiety as well as being said to reduce mild pain.
- Epsom salts – available from your local health food shop and some supermarkets
- Pure Lavender essential oil – Also available in health food shops as well as online (Try naissance.co.uk for great quality oils)
- Dried lavender (Optional but looks great if gifting in a clear jar)
- Large Mason Jar or any storage container of your choice
Open your mason jar and half fill with Epsom salts. Add approximately 15 -20 drops of essential oil to the salts along with a spoonful of dried lavender. Stir well or add the lid and give it a good shake. Then fill the remainder of the jar with Epsom salts and again stir or shake. Add the lid and your bath salts are ready. If gifting, you can always add a handwritten label and a ribbon or twine to finish the look.
When making a large batch as I do, you can always combine the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and amend the oil content to your preference before putting in their individual containers.
You can always amend the recipe by using different essential oils or by adding dried rose petals or calendula leaves. If you do not want to add dried flowers and petals, you can always add a couple of spoons of fine Pink Himalayan salt to add a nice rosy hue.
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