Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Lavender Bath Salts—Homemade Gift For Your Valentine


Homemade Lavender Bath Salts

As some of you might know, I love creating my own homemade gifts for special occasions, such as the Meyer Lemon Sugar Scrub from not long ago.  For this Valentine’s Day, let me present to you, Homemade Lavender Bath Salts!  I've always enjoy soaking in a tub of warm water, infused with soothing and relaxing aroma, such as lavender.  It really wash away the weariness and soreness from a long day of work.   

Homemade Lavender Bath Salts

This Lavender Bath Salts recipe is super simple.  In a glass bowl, gently stir Epsom Salt and Dried Lavender buds together.  Epsom salt, named for a saline spring from the town of Epsom in England, is a pure mineral compound (magnesium sulfate) in crystal form that gently exfoliates skin and smooth rough patches.   
   Homemade Lavender Bath Salts

Next, add the 100% pure Lavender essential oil and gently toss together.  You can also add lavender soap colorant at this point (if using).  Lavender essential oil has a calming aroma which helps you relax, and reduces sore and tense muscles.   

Homemade Lavender Bath Salts

Here is a couple of suggestions on how to enjoy this Homemade Lavender Bath Salts.

To use as bath salts: Spoon about 4 to 6 tablespoons of Lavender Bath Salts under warm running bath water.  Soak for 20 minutes and let the rich minerals absorb through the skin.   

To use as an exfoliator: Mix 2 tablespoons of Lavender Bath Salts with a handful of your favorite body wash.  Gently massage mixture onto skin to slough away dry patches, reveling a healthier looking complexion. 

Homemade Lavender Bath Salts

Does that sound like you’re in the Spa?  My house definitely smells like one whenever I mix up a batch.  It’s a really low budget spa that you can relax and enjoy at the comfort of your own home.  I got a 3lb bag of Epson Salt at Target for only $4.99 and the 100% pure lavender essential oil online here for $14.95.  Not bad at all because you only need a very small amount in each batch. 

Homemade Lavender Bath Salts

After you mixed up a batch, I recommend that you transfer the bath salts to a glass, airtight container and let it rest for a couple of days before use. This will give the herbs and essential oil time to infuse the salts with their aroma.

Homemade Lavender Bath Salts

I hope you like today’s homemade gift idea and try your hands in making some for your Valentine, or for yourself!  I’m sure your significant other would appreciate a stress-free, smoother skin, and wonderfully smelling, YOU!  Enjoy your fun and romantic Spa day at home!

Homemade Lavender Bath Salts


Tools and Ingredients Used in this post:

Lavender Essential Oil: Click here for product link
Epsom Salt: Click here for product link
Dry Lavender buds: click here for product link
Small air tight glass jars: click here for product link




Disclaimer: This Homemade Lavender Bath Salts in intended for external use only.  Keep out of reach of children at all times.  If you’re not familiar with any ingredients, please consult with your doctor before using. 




Homemade Lavender Bath Salts: (Printable Recipe)
1 cup Epsom salt
1/2 cup Sea salt
2 tablespoons dried lavender buds
10 to 15 drops of lavender essential oil
a few drops of lavender soap colorant/a small pinch if using powdered ones (optional)

In a glass mixing bowl, gently stir all ingredients to combine.  Transfer mixture to a glass, airtight container and let it rest for a couple of days. This will give the herbs and essential oil time to infuse the salts with their aroma.

To use as bath salt: Spoon about 4 to 6 tablespoons of Lavender Bath Salt under warm running bath water. Soak for 20 minutes and let the rich minerals absorb through the skin.

To use as an exfoliator: Mix 2 tablespoons of Lavender Bath Salt with a handful of your favorite body wash. Gently massage mixture onto skin to slough away dry patches, reveling a healthier looking complexion.

142 comments:

  1. Amy, this is absolutely exquisite! I love lavender. What a beautiful and creative recipe!! Your photos are phenomenal!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words. I love lavender, both the color and the aroma. :) Many of my girlfriends love lavender, so this make the perfect gift for them on special days.

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    2. Hi, Ms Amy ! love this recipe of yours. do you have that contains mint or peppermint in it ?

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  2. Your own spa! Wouldn't ever want to leave.

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    1. haha...yes, my economical way to enjoy the spa, any time I want even when my wallet is kind of empty. :P

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  3. Fantastic and fragrant post! I use essential oils quite a bit, even in the kitchen and this looks so wonderful! I love how the colours have all come together so well in your pictures, wonderful photography!

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    1. Thank you so much. I'm glad you enjoy the pictures. Yes, this is very fragrant and I truly enjoyed the aroma. :) These make wonderful gifts for my girlfriends too.

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  4. I've never made my own bath salts. These look so great. The color just pops!

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    1. The bath salts are just so easy to put together. I guess I don't have to buy mine from the packaged ones anymore cos I can put any fragrant into them on my own. :)

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  5. Thank you for visiting my blog and liking my post :-)

    I love your idea of making bath salts for valentines. Very sweet idea.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by. Glad you like this beautiful gift idea. :)

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  6. This looks nice, very wonderful gift indeed!

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    1. Thank you. It sure is. Many of my girlfriends love lavender. :)

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  7. Of all of the scents, lavender and vanilla are my favorites! I've never made my own bath salt but you make it look so easy. What a great idea for Valentines or anytime! Your pictures are gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you so much. Oh, this bath salts sure was super easy to put together. Simply measure and stir all ingredients together. :) Best of all, they turn out great and smelling wonderful, no matter what.

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  8. Wow, and to think people will shell out $25 for a jar of that stuff in a fancy boutique. Yours looks so beautiful. And I bet it smells great. I grow lavender in my backyard and I just love inhaling its fragrance.

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    1. Oh yeah, I just adore the lavender aroma. Wow, nice that you have lavender in your backyard. I only have a small plant outside my kitchen window. Wish I have a backyard.....and a real herb garden...some day. :)

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    1. Thank you. Yes, I love how simple it is to put together and a jar last for a long time. ;)

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  10. wow this is amazing, Amy. Didn't know it's so easy to make bath salt.

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    1. Thank you. Oh yeah. Super easy and totally elegant. :)

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    1. Thank you! Oh yeah, my girlfriends love this gift. ;)

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  12. Great gift! It looks pretty and I bet it smells amazing.

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    1. Thank you. Oh yeah, it smells amazing! :)

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  13. Wonderful present idea! I am surprised the salt turned violet with such a small amount of lavender oil. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thank you. Actually, the lavender oil didn't change the color of the salts. I used a small amount of soap colorant to obtain this beautiful color. :)

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  14. What a lovely gift! Homemade presents are just the best, and bath salts would be well appreciated. Your photos are stunning!

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    1. Thank you. I agree, homemade gifts are just wonderful. :) My girlfriends love this gift.

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  15. What a gorgeous present idea :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    1. Thank you. Glad you love this idea.

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  16. What gorgeous bath salts! I bet they smell delicious and are PERFECT as a gift, too.

    As someone who just discovered how to make her own lotion bars and the like, I will DEFINITELY be giving these a shot because they would be perfect for so many occasions, let alone Valentine's Day as a gift. It's a shame my mom doesn't live closer because she would love these.

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    1. Thank you. Glad you love this gift idea. Yes, so far, all my girlfriends love this homemade gift. It's just so pretty and smells so wonderful. Let me know how you like it if you've try it out. :)

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  17. How lovely! The scent of lavender is very soothing. Your bath salt idea is brilliant! And I love the purple colour too :)

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    1. Thank you. Glad you like this gift idea. And yes, the lavender scent is so soothing and smells so good!

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  18. Hi Amy! First of all, your blog is so lovely! I'm so glad that you left a comment on my blog as it led me to you ;). Looks like I have a lot of wonderful posts to catch up on. Matcha shortbread just caught my eye. It's been sooo long since I've taken a bath..and a trip to the spa? forget about it. Not when I am a poor student still..
    Now this is my kind of valentine's gift. I told my husband to never get me flowers because I kill them. Chocolates are always welcomed ;). But lavender bath salts? now that's romantic! Purple is one of my fav colors and I can't help but be in awe of your gorgeous photos! I started getting really into photography ever since I purchased my first DSLR about 6 months ago. I still have a lot to learn, but I'm loving it. Now I'm going to show this to my husband hehe

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    1. Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment. I'm glad you like my blog and the posts.

      Glad you like this bath salt gift idea. My girlfriends love it. They make great gifts for any occasion. I love the gorgeous photos on your site. I still have a lot to learn about photography too. :)

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  19. This is a fantastic idea. I love the smell of lavender and bought so much lavender gifts when I was in Croatia. Now I can make my own :P

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    1. Thank you, Natalie. Glad you like this gift idea. I love lavender too! Croatia sounds like a fun place to visit. ;) Wish I can travel there some day.

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  20. Such a great gift idea.. love the colors and the way you gifted this. I never really buy this stuff, but I can see how it can be so relaxing.

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    1. Glad you like this gift idea. I love it because it helps me feel relaxed (and smell great) after a long day. ;)

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  21. Oh Amy. I need revitalization right now. This sounds - well- it smells so good, I can just feel it.

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    1. Thank you, Abbe. Glad you like it. Oh yeah, this bath salt smells wonderful!

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  22. What a gorgeous homemade gift! I loooove any sort of bath products - bubble bath, bath salts, bath bombs, etc. - so I must try this ASAP!

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    1. Thank you. Oh yeah, I love bath products too. :) Glad you like this gift idea.

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  23. Lovely gift idea, Amy! I'm definitely going to give this a try!

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    1. Thank you, Tina. Glad you like it. Let me know how you like it. Enjoy and have a relax weekend. :)

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  24. Oh, I love this. I'm going to pin it. It's so pretty. I have the lavender and epsom salts!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and pinning. I'm glad you love this and have the ingredients on hand. Enjoy! Wish you a wonderful weekend ahead.

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  25. This is amazing, I want to make this for MYSELF! Or maybe for myself and my valentine to take a nice romantic bath together! I lovee lavender!

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    1. hm....a romantic bath together sound nice for V-day. ;) Glad you like this gift idea. Enjoy and have a beautiful weekend ahead.

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  26. You are SO creative! I wish I can come up with beautiful gift ideas like this! I love to receive a gift like this, but maybe I'm too lazy to gather all the stuff and make it... Very luxurious gift! I LOVE lavender. My eye pillow has lavender fragrance and so comforting... now I need bath salt before going to bed. ;)

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    1. Thank you. Glad you like this gift idea. Actually, it's only a few ingredients involved and you can get most online these days. ;) I think I have that eye pillow with the lavender. My friend got some for me and they were so comforting (it warms up too). A great way to unwind the day. :)

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  27. Hi again, Amy! This DIY looks so pretty. I love it- my friend and I have been looking for good affordable gifts and this seems perfect... also I LOVE your matcha shortbread cookies. I need some of those, I think.

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    1. Thank you. I'm glad that you like this gift idea. I know, its definitely a lot cheaper to make your own fragrant bath salts. I'm sure your friend will enjoy this too. Have a great weekend.

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  28. This looks gorgeous. Beautiful photos – love that they match your purple font. My neighbour has an enormous lavender bush – I may have to raid it!

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    1. LOL...thank you. I'm glad you love this gift idea. I know, I only have a small pot of lavender plant and my neighbor is growing a lot more at her yard! Since I used packaged dried lavender, I didn't have to raid my neighbor's. :P Wish my own plant will grow bigger soon...so far it's doing pretty well. Very easy to maintain.

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  29. What a lovely gift idea...everyone loves a relaxing soak in a tub of wonderful scented water.

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    1. Thank you. OH yeah, soaking in the tub is the best way to relax. :) Have a wonderful weekend ahead.

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  30. I love the the smell of lavender and soak with Epsom salt quite a bit. I never thought about making my own bath salt. I have everything but lavender essential oil. This would make a lovely homemade gift. Beautiful photos, by the way and thanks for sharing this post! :)

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    1. Thank you, Anne. I'm glad you like this gift idea. Oh, if you love soaking with Epsom and lavender scent, definitely give this a try. I got my lavender essential oil online and I love it. It smells wonderful and you only need a little bit for a batch. :)

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  31. I love love love the smell of lavender. I have some growing in my yard. I harvest two or three times during the summer. I only get a little at a time cause I only have one plant, but it is enough to satisfy me. Thanks for the post.

    Sue

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Sue. I'm glad you like this post. I only have a small plant too but it's so beautiful and smell wonderful. I can't wait for it to grow bigger. :) Cos besides this bath salts, I make lavender lemon biscotti and lavender French macarons too. :P

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  32. Wow! This looks so amazing. I love the smell of lavender. But Alas! I won't get them here :( This would be really be a perfect gift. And fantastic photography. I just love the pics :)

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    1. Thank you. I'm glad you like my gift idea. Actually, you can get all of the ingredients online these day. I found the dried lavender on a local Asian market, but I know they sell it online when I purchase my essential oil. :)

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  33. Yes ,it does look I am in spa. I love the scent of lavender, I buy relaxing oil from Body shop that has lavender in it. I ma going to make this in summer. Bookmarking it!

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    1. Oh yeah, it does feel like a spa. :) If you enjoy relaxing oil, you're going to love this. Hope you'll enjoy it.

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  35. Your photos are so beautiful... love the idea of making these as a Valentines gift! Thanks for sharing your inspiration!

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    1. You're very welcome and thank you for stopping by and leaving a message. I love this bath salt gift myself too. So, make sure to make extra if you try it. Have a beautiful weekend.

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  36. Hi Amy, wishing you and family a very happy new year. Gong Xi Fa Cai.

    Beautiful and classy pictures. Great craft ideas gift.

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    1. Gong Xi Fa Chai. Thank you for your wishes. I'm glad you like this gift idea. ;)

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  37. What a great idea. I'm going to have to make a big bunch of this for everyone I know.

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    1. Oh yeah...they're going to love it. So far, my friends really enjoy this gift. :)

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  38. This is just lovely, Amy. I LOVE the smell of lavender, too =)

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    1. Thank you. Glad you like it. I can never get of that lavender scent. ;)

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  39. Thanks for sharing! I look forward to making this for a spa night at home.

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    1. Oh yeah, you're going to love it. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Have a beautiful weekend.

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  40. never made bath salts but will try fingers crossed my lavender grows well this year

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    1. :) I hope so too. I only got a small plant so I bought my dried lavender from the market. I can't wait till my plant is bigger so I can dry my own. :) Have a beautiful weekend, Rebecca.

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  41. I would really love you try this! Where do you get the colorant?

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    1. I got mine from a local craft store. Of course, you can get it online too. Here's a link for your reference. A little red and blue mix together for the purple. Just keep in mind, a little goes a long way.

      (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000I49A5Y/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B000I49A5Y&linkCode=as2&tag=a0464-20)

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  42. What a fantastic gift idea - either for myself or for friends. I love this. I used to have a bunch of lavender plants but they were taking over my garden and I ended up pulling them out. Do now I need to get some lavender to make this. Love!

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    1. Thank you. I'm glad you love this gift idea. :) I only get a small plant of lavender and how I wish they'll grow bigger. I love the smell and color of lavender...and all my girlfriends love this bath salt.

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  44. Wow, I really love your lavender bath salt! I can already imagine how nice it smell! It's such a great idea to make it ourselves since it not cheap selling outside. Thanks so much for sharing this, love it! Also thank you for dropping by my blog earlier, appreciate it! Happy new year to you! :))

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    1. Thank you. Hope you're having a wonderful CNY as well. Glad you like this gift idea. :) I know...it's so much cheaper making these at home.

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  45. A bath is on my 'to get' list for the new apartment. I want one so bad! THEN I will make this :) Awesome post!

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    1. :) Hope you'll get the bath tube that you want. Yes, this would be perfect accompany with a nice tub. ;)

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  46. Thanks Amy for visiting my blog! This looks so relaxing already! I am going to use this idea to make something for my friend who needs a bit of relaxing bath time.

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  47. What kind of colorant are you using? I'm on a website but it looks confusing to find the one that you used..help? Thanks katie

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    1. I got mine from a local craft store. Of course, you can get it online too. Here's a link for your reference. A little red and blue mix together for the purple. Just keep in mind, a little goes a long way.

      (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000I49A5Y/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B000I49A5Y&linkCode=as2&tag=a0464-20)

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  48. I AM WONDERING WHY.. THE PRINTABLE RECIPE HAS SEA SALT.. AND IT ISN'T MENTIONED IN THE PICTORIAL? ALSO WHAT IS COLORANT?.. THANKS.. KA

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    1. Below is the ingredient list of the "recipe" which does include the seasalt. I didn't mention it in the pictorial because I already added it to the epsom salt and it's a common ingredient that I think everyone should know what it was.

      1 cup Epsom salt
      1/2 cup Sea salt
      2 tablespoons dried lavender buds
      10 to 15 drops of lavender essential oil
      a few drops of lavender soap colorant/a small pinch if using powdered ones

      And colorant is basically coloring for the recipe. It's optional if you can't find it. Hope my explanation helps.

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    2. Amy dried lavender buds are not available where I live. Is there anyway I can purchase online and would you have the link for that?

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    3. Sorry that you can't find the lavender buds in a local store. Thank goodness most ingredients are available online these days and here's a link for your reference:

      http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000RRJVPG/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B000RRJVPG&linkCode=as2&tag=a0464-20

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  49. This is so lovely! I'm looking for an idea like this for gifts for my school faculty. Do you mind if I ask where you purchased your soap colorant? Did you use a liquid or a bar? Thanks!

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    1. I got the soap colorant from Jo-Ann. You should be able to find them in Michaels (craft supply store) as well. The one I got is powdered coloring. Hope that helps. These would be wonderful for gifts in any occasion. Have fun.

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  50. Fantastic gift idea Amy.. Sounds really good :-)

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    1. Thank you, Nilu. Glad you like this gift idea. I just made some for my coursins. :) Everyone love receiving this.

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  51. This is such a great idea for gifts!!! Do you know the shelf life? If I make it now, will it last long enough to be given for Christmas?

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    1. Although I don't have an exact number of months to tell you, the shelf life should be quite long. Since there's essential oil in it, just keep it in an air tight container in a cool dark place and it should last for quite a long time.

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    1. I got those jars from a local craft store. But you can also fine them online here:

      http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004L4LDI4/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B004L4LDI4&linkCode=as2&tag=a0464-20

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  54. Amy, thanks for a wonderfully easy recipe, I love making bath salts & sugar scrubs. I only use organic products when making mine, here's a link for Mountain Rose Herbs, they sell organic herbs, essential oils, epsom salts, bottles, etc way too many to list. They carry only the highest quality products available. http://www.mountainroseherbs.com/aroma/f-l.html, following is the link to their main page with a list of all the products they sell.

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  55. How come I never found this post little earlier :(. I planted 2 lavender plants last year and this year them bloomed so good, but with continuous rain, they all fell, but still more left. I am bookmarking this post. I have to try this for sure.

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  56. I love the idea of using the soap colourant to make it look as gorgeous as it smells!

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  58. Exquisite presentation. Some people are sensitive to essential oils - and don't even know it. Young Living is a highly reputable brand. Keep up the lovely work.

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  59. I just recomended this lavender salt recipe to my sister, she would love it very much..

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  60. Where would i buy the lavender soap stuff? If that's what turns everything that beautiful color....i better get some. Thanks...making some for mom for christmas

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    1. I got the colorant (if that's what you're referring to) at a local craft store. But you can also get them online at the link below.

      (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000I49A5Y/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B000I49A5Y&linkCode=as2&tag=a0464-20)

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  61. This is amazing, I am hoping to make it for my mom for Christmas. I was just wondering, how long does it keep? Like, how long will it stay good after I make it? Also, I was wondering he same thing with the Mayor Lemon Zest and Sugar Footscrub. If you could let me know, that would be great.

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    1. Oh, I'm sure your Mom will love it. I gave my Mom and Mother-In-Law a jar each and they loved it. If you store it well, in an air tight container in a cool dark place, it'll last for quite some time. I made a large jar 6 months ago and still using it now, they are still great. On the other hand, the Meyer Lemon Sugar scrub might not last as long compared to this bath salt because of the fresh lemon zest in those. Although the coconut oil will help preserve the zest, but I recommend you to use that as soon as possible.

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  62. Doing this for my sister so she doesn't spend 15 dollars on lavender salts from the store every ten days!

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    1. You're so thoughtful! I'm sure your sister will love it. Yes, might more economical than spending $15 on a small jar at the store. ;)

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  63. Where do you get the lavender dry buds?

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  64. I got the lavender buds at a local Asian Supermarket. I use them in this bath salt and they are also good for baking. If you can't find them in your local store, you can get them online here:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000RRJVPG/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B000RRJVPG&linkCode=as2&tag=a0464-20

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  65. I apologize I did not read all of the comments but I am wondering if adding coconut oil or some other oils like almond etc would turn this into a relaxing bath scrub?

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    1. That's a great idea, James. But the grain size of the epsom salt and sea salt is quite big. You might want to consider grinding the salt to a finer texture if using it as a bath scrub. ;)

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  66. Do you suggest Power color or Liquid!! Thanks :)

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    1. The one I used was liquid/gel base, not powdered. There weren't many choices in my local craft store. :) Hope it helps.

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  67. Would you suggest Power or Liquid for color in this!!

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  68. That's a great idea, James. But the grain size of the epsom salt and sea salt is quite big. You might want to consider grinding the salt to a finer texture if using it as a bath scrub. ;)

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  69. I love the simplicity of this recipe.. making it feasible for the busy layperson. Sometimes DIY can get much too complex. I see from reading the aforementioned comments I can purchase the colorant at a craft store, but is it safe and natural? While I do enjoy the color, if it is potentially toxic, I could do without the aesthetic. Thanks for you post! -Meg

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    1. I agree with you, I love simple recipes rather than a complex one. The colorant that I used is all natural and safe, made purposely for soap crafting at home. Again, I guess that also depends on the brand that you use. After all, the main purpose I do a homemade version was because I wanted it to be all natural and free of chemicals (same idea for home cooking). So, if you're not sure about the colorant, leave it out. The fragrant and aroma you get from the essential oil and lavender buds are already pretty amazing! ;) Enjoy!

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    2. Awesome, I will be sure to look for one that is safe and natural! thanks for your reply!

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  70. Hi Amy I am wondering how many drops of lavender oil should I use?

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    1. Hi Melissa,

      With this recipe, I used 10 to 15 drops, depending on how strong you want the scents to be. Please see the complete recipe below. Thanks and enjoy!

      Homemade Lavender Bath Salts: (Printable Recipe)
      1 cup Epsom salt
      1/2 cup Sea salt
      2 tablespoons dried lavender buds
      10 to 15 drops of lavender essential oil
      a few drops of lavender soap colorant/a small pinch if using powdered ones (optional)

      In a glass mixing bowl, gently stir all ingredients to combine. Transfer mixture to a glass, airtight container and let it rest for a couple of days. This will give the herbs and essential oil time to infuse the salts with their aroma.

      To use as bath salt: Spoon about 4 to 6 tablespoons of Lavender Bath Salt under warm running bath water. Soak for 20 minutes and let the rich minerals absorb through the skin.

      To use as an exfoliator: Mix 2 tablespoons of Lavender Bath Salt with a handful of your favorite body wash. Gently massage mixture onto skin to slough away dry patches, reveling a healthier looking complexion.

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    2. Thank you so much almost done purchasing the supplies...just need epson salt and an air tight container I ordered the lavender oil, lavender buds and colorant (I choose powder) at etsy.com for under $30 including shipping and have enough to make a ton of batches...I ordered 2 cups of lavender buds for $7.90, 1 once of powdered colorant for $10.95 and a half ounce of 100% pure lavender oil for $9.24 I saw a lot of questions asking where to get the materials and I received my orders within 4 business days....hope this helps

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    3. Great to know etsy got what you need too. I usually get my products and ingredients from Amazon as they are so convenience too. :) Have fun making this Lavender Bath Salt! I'm sure you'll love it.

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  71. Hi, I got a referring URL from your page, just wanna say thank you. Your blog is amazing! Love the lemon macarons recipe.

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