Make Lavender Bath Salts

Bath Salt Ingredients
Reduce stress by bathing with lavender. Lavender aromatherapy can help you relax and regroup. Use your bath to get the aromatherapy benefits of lavender while enjoying the natural muscle relaxers in Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate). Magnesium sulfate has also been proven to reduce your blood pressure and adrenalin levels.

When you have a few moments, make some lavender bath salts to use or give away. They are an easy and thoughtful gift that will be sure to please.

Basic Lavender Bath Salt Recipe

2 Cups Epsom salt
2 Cups coarse salt or sea salt
5 Drops of lavender high grade essential oil
5 Drops of blue food coloring
4 Drops of red food coloring
Ceramic or glass mixing bowl

Combine all ingredients except food coloring and stir. When working with essential oils, always wear rubber gloves and work in a well-ventilated area.

Combine both food colorings in a small dish and blend. Incorporate the food coloring into the salt mixture, stirring thoroughly. More coloring can be added if a deeper hue is desired. Spread bath salts on a length of wax paper to dry. If you are in a humid environment, the mixture can be placed on a lined cookie sheet and dried in an oven set on warm. The drier the salts are, the less likely they are to clump.

Lavender Flower Bath Salts (This is a good way to make something beautiful and useful from your fresh lavender flowers.)

For a more decorative presentation, lavender buds can be added to the salts after you have prepared them according to the recipe above. When using flowers, remember to place them in a small muslin bag in order to avoid clogging the drain. (See the link below if you can't find muslin bags locally.)

A lavender bath is a great way to relax before bedtime. If you have been having trouble sleeping, give it a try.

Special Note: You can easily triple or quadruple the recipe. Epsom salt and sea salt are readily available through your grocery or variety store and can be purchased in bulk.

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  1. Anonymous9:44:00 PM

    Do i need sea salt to make this or can i just skip it? I want to make this for my mom but i dont have sea salt

  2. You should really use sea salt or coarse salt. It's not too expensive. You can find it in the spice aisle of your market.

  3. Hi there! Thank you for the awesome recipe! How much bath salt should one use for a bath?

  4. Hi Sarah,

    Use a half cup or so to benefit from the lavender fragrance. If you're interested mostly in the benefits of espsom salt (magnesium sulfate), increase the quantity to a cup.


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