If you are anything like me, you may like to take a hot soothing bath from time to time. I love to add homemade natural bath products to enhance the experience even more; such as calming scents, skin softening moisturizers, and/or sore muscle relieving salts! Since I still have some lavender left over from my harvest , I thought I would create some simple lavender bath salts. These are really easy and require very few ingredients:
I love the color palette which adds to the overall aesthetic quality of the experience. Here I have gathered my fresh lavender buds, some pink Himalayan sea salt, epsom salt, essential oil (rose and lavender oil) and a handful of dry rose petals. I grabbed the rose petals from the backyard. If you do not have access to rose petals, you can always purchase them online or use some from an old bouquet!
I added 1/2 cup of Himalayan salt, 1 cup of epsom salt, 2 T Lavender buds and 5 drops each of Lavender and Rose essential oil. I then added a handful of rose petals. Mix gently to combine.
Rose petal gorgeous-ness!!!
I always find heart shapes everywhere! I love them so much. What can I say? I'm a total sucker for this type of thing.
I like to scoop it into a nice glass Ball jar so you can see how pretty it is. These would be nice to give as a gift to a fellow bath lover, such as yourself.
Look at all that goodness!
You could dress up your jar for gift giving by adding a nice piece of fabric cut in a circle and tied with twine and a pretty label......or.......you could pour this in your tub and soak yourself happy!!!!
I have tested these salts out, ahem...for research purposes....and they are lovely. The scent and gorgeous rose petals floating in the tub made me feel like a princess. It will leave some residue in the tub such as little lavender buds and the rose petals. I just swiped them up with a paper towel afterwords, no big deal. You may want to put something over your drain to catch some of the residue so it does not clog the drain. I tried another batch in which I ground the ingredients so that there would not be such big floaty things but it took away from the aesthetic appeal and it just left an even finer residue which was harder to clean. I have read that you could also put the ingredients in a cheesecloth, tied together with twine. It would allow the salts to melt and the scent to seep in but you would not have to do the clean up bit at the end. I personally love the chunkiness of the ingredients but I could see how the princess experience may be shattered if you have to start cleaning right away! Just felt like you may want an alternative (or just tell your significant other to do it.....princesses are not known for their tub cleaning capabilities, after all.)
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