Easy lavender bath salt recipe DIY for the most luxurious and relaxing bath, or to giveaway as homemade gifts!
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Lavender is the epitome of luxurious, all-natural, relaxation. Isn’t that what baths are for too?! So why not combine the two? That’s exactly what you’ll be doing with this homemade lavender bath salt recipe!
I love a good DIY that will replace things I’m tempted to buy at the store. I’m a sucker for cute bath salts, sugar scrubs, and bath bombs whenever I’m shopping. Its what I always think to throw in a gift bag or basket for friends and family too!
I don’t even want to know what ingredients are in the store bought stuff. Not to mention the price!
Making your own lavender bath salts is INEXPENSIVE, EASY, and FUN!
When doing DIY’s I love to keep things simple. Some bath salt recipes call for a lot of different ingredients, which can be so fun! But sometimes its nice to just make a quick, easy DIY. This lavender bath salt recipe is just that: simple.
It uses a few ingredients, most that you likely already have on hand.
Ingredients for Lavender Salt Bath
- 2 cups Epsom salt
- 1/2 cup dried lavender buds
- 10-15 drops lavender essential oil
- glass jar with lid for storing
P.S. I don’t normally have dried lavender on hand, but I recently made THESE lavender Sachets, and have been looking for ways to use up the rest of my dried lavender! If you’re in the same boat, head over to that tutorial and give it a try.
How do you make a lavender Epsom Salt Bath?
- In a large bowl combine the Epsom salt, dried lavender buds, and essential oils.
- Use your hands to mix everything together.
- Add the salt bath mixture to mason jars (or any other cute, glass container with a lid). Add your lid!
- Add a label or a cute gift tag if you’re planning to gift them.
How to Use Your Lavender Bath Soak
To use your lavender bath soak simply add one cup of the salts to a hot bath. Use your hand to stir around the salts so they have a chance to dissolve a bit. Take your bath as usual and enjoy the luxurious, relaxing benefits. Try soaking for at least 20 minutes!
How to Store Homemade Bath Salts
Store your homemade bath salts in an airtight container. A glass jar with a lid will work perfectly.
If using a glass jar, be careful when storing it in the bathroom or shower. Keeping it in the shower poses the risk of the jar falling and breaking.
Keeping your homemade bath salts in a cupboard and pulling out when needed is the best option!
Be sure not to get any moisture inside the jar, and return the lid after each use.
Can you put fresh lavender in bath salts?
Because bath salts are going to be stored for a period of time, you don’t want to add fresh lavender to them. Its best to use dried lavender in bath salts, AND/OR essential oils.
You could definitely add fresh lavender flowers straight to your bath though!
How much lavender essential oil to put in bath salts?
A good rule of thumb is to add 10-15 drops of lavender essential oil per two cups of salts. This is all preference though! If you like a stronger lavender scent, add more. If you like a more subtle smell, then add less. Use 10-15 drops as a base though.
How long do homemade bath salts last?
DIY bath salts, when stored properly, will usually last 6-24 months. Be sure to not get any water in your jar of salts, as this will cause them to go rancid quicker.
Because this recipe doesn’t have any carrier oils, it will last longer.
Lavender Bath Salts Benefits
There are many benefits to salt baths, not to mention a lavender salt bath!
Epsom salt when used as a bath soak is believed to stimulate detoxification pathways due to the magnesium and sulfate in it.
Epsom salt baths are known for softening skin, soothing achy muscles, and reducing stress.
Lavender also has many benefits! Lavender is well-known for relaxation. When used in your bath salts it can help improve your sleep quality, calm anxiety, and reduce stress. You’re going to be feeling like a million bucks!
I hope you enjoyed this easy peasy recipe for lavender bath salts. Should we make bath bombs next?! If you make it, please tag me on Instagram so I can see!