Over the years, many of the folks on my holiday gift list received a package of homemade lavender bath salts. Bath salts are low cost, natural and easy to make. They are a wonderful gift to give your family and friends so they can treat themselves to a luxurious, skin softening bath with the relaxing scent of lavender.
Homemade Lavender Bath Salts Recipe
This recipe makes 12 cups of bath salts.
- 8 cups Epsom Salt
- 2 cups Baking Soda (I prefer this aluminum free kind)
- 2 cups fine sea salt
- 10-15 drops Lavender Essential oil
- large mixing bowl
- mixing spoon
Step 1: In a large bowl, mix the Epsom salt, baking soda and sea salt. Sprinkle the lavender essential oil evenly over the bath salts and mix well until the scent is evenly distributed.
Step 2: Store the bath salts in an air tight jar or bag. I love to store homemade bath salts in antique glass canning jars.
To use the homemade bath salts, pour one cup of bath salts into the bathtub and dissolve in the warm bath water.The scented lavender bath salts are best used within a year, after that they start to lose their scent. These bath salts also make a wonderful foot soak. I was gifted one of these foot massagers and I absolutely love to soak my feet in it with some homemade lavender bath salts after a long day of standing on my feet canning and preserving in the kitchen!