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