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How To Make Lavender Bath Salts

Make your own Lavender Bath Salts in just a few minutes with natural ingredients.

This quick DIY makes a beautiful zero waste gift or just a luxurious, natural bath product for yourself.

How To Make Lavender Bath Salts

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Living more eco-friendly does mean that a lot of my items at home are functional, rather than pretty to look at.

This is a great way to use up a jar or two from your collection and make a pretty AND functional item for the bathroom.

Epsom salts, also known as Magnesium Sulphate, helps relieve tired achy muscles. With the addition of lavender, this makes a lovely relaxing bath with no hidden nasties.

I prefer milder aromas, and have used essential oils sparingly, so this recipe is a good ratio if you're kids are likely to use it too.

As essential oils don't dissolve in water, don't ever add them directly to a bath.

I've used liquid coconut oil as a carrier oil, to ensure I don't have undiluted drops of oil on the surface of the water in the bath.

From start to finish, this will only take 5-10 minutes to do and makes a cute home made gift for anyone who loves baths.


1 cup of Epsom Salts

Several Drops of Food Colouring

1 Tbsp. of Liquid oil (coconut or cold pressed almond oil are best)

10-20 Drops of Lavender Essential Oil

A Jar with a tight fitting lid

How to make bath salts

Step 1.

Set aside 1/2 a cup of the Epsom salts if you plan to layer the pink and white salts as I did. You can choose any colour you like of course.

Step 2.

In a separate dish, blend a tablespoon of coconut oil, 10 drops of Lavender Essential Oil and a little food colouring.

Ensure you are using good quality essential oils and not synthetic copies which don't provide the same benefits.

Now, add this to 1/2 a cup of Epsom salts, and stir well until the colour looks even.

Blend epsom salts, food colouring and essential oil for bath salts

Step 3.

Using a tablespoon, layer each colour separately (Pink and white) into the jar you plan to keep it in.

I used an empty jar from my collection box in the pantry. (If you're looking for a simple method to remove jar labels, here's what I do)

This can be layered in straight stripes, or uneven layers as I did...whatever looks good to you.

Step 4.

Flatten on top and it's ready to add to your bath immediately (or given as a gift)!

Make sure to screw the lid on tight as bathroom moisture can make it harden up over time.

(If this does happen, use a butter knife to break it up, it wont effect the quality of your bath)

Repurposed jar for home made bath salts

Have fun mixing your homemade bath salts. Remember, you can substitute with other essential oils.



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