Tuesday, February 5, 2013
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.