Learn to how to make lavender bath salt at home in this quick beauty DIY. A lavender bath is excellent for relaxation, stress relief and aching muscles. You only need a few ingredients for this project, and as a bonus, your home will smell wonderfully of lavender. The addition of olive or grapeseed oil will also leave your skin soft and hydrated after the bath. Decorated with our free printable labels, homemade lavender bath salt is a pretty gift for friends and family. We love how cute the bath salt looks in mini milk bottles.
The English Lavender series
This recipe is part of our English Lavender series. Have a look at the links below to for more lavender inspired projects:
- Learn all about our English Lavender print
- Forgiveness is the smell that lavender gives – Printable quote
- Lavender cookies and printable sleeve gift box
- Lavender tea, DIY tea bags and printable tea box
DIY Lavender Bath Salt
To get the best result, allow the bat salt to rest for a few days so the essential oil can infuse the salt crystals.
- 2 cups Epsom salt
- 1 cup coarse sea salt
- 1/2 cup dried lavender buds
- 20 to 25 drops of lavender essential oil
- 1 tbsp olive oil or grapeseed oil
- a few drops of purple food colouring or soap colourant (optional)
1) Mix the lavender bath salt
In a large mixing bowl, carefully combine the Epsom salt, sea salt and lavender buds. Add the lavender essential oil and the olive oil or grapeseed oil and stir until well combined. Optionally, add a few drops of purple food colouring or soap colourant to tint the bath salt.
Tip: To get the best result, allow the bat salt to rest for a few days in an airtight container so the essential oil can infuse the salt crystals.
2) Gift giving
Keep the lavender bath salt in an airtight container or glass jar. We love how cute the bath salt looks in mini milk bottles. Print the printable on DIN A4 or US letter size self-adhesive and cut out the different labels. Apply the labels to your choice of container or jar.
Materials: lavender, epsom salt, essential oils
2 ways to use homemade lavender bath salt
Add 1/4 to 1/2 cup of salt per bath under running water and stir with your hands so the salt dissolves. A water temperature of 36°C to 38°C (96°F to 100°F) is ideal. Bath and relax for 10 to 20 minutes. You can also use this bath salt as a body scrub to exfoliate your skin. Simply dampen your skin, apply the salt crystals in a circular motion and then wash off.
Free Lavender Bath Salt Printable Label
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