Hello and welcome. In this post I will describe how to make scented bath salts, using some dried lavender buds and essentials oils. The salts used are Epsom Salts and Baking Soda, both known for their soothing benefits when used in a bath. Did you know that Epsom Salts are not actually salt at all? Rather they are a pure mineral compound of Magnesium and Sulfate.
Making a nicely scented version is easy and adds the extra sensory property of aromatherapy to your bathing experience. You want that, right?
I made mine with a mix of Lavender Essential Oil, which promotes relaxation, and a blend created by Absolute Aromas. I once had a massage where the masseuse used that particular scented oil and I just had to have some. But these will be your bath salts so I encourage you to use your favourite scent, as long as it is specifically an essential oil that can be used on skin. You could consider rose, jasmine or sandalwood too.
And because I had some that I’d grown in my garden this summer, I added dried lavender flowers to my Bath Salts, but they are not necessary.
To make Scented Bath Salts: Mix 3/4 Cup of Epsom Salts with 2 Tablespoons of Baking Soda. Add about 15 – 20 drops of essential oil and mix around well. Using the back of a spoon to disperse the oil throughout the salt helps.
Pour mixture into a tightly sealing jar. Now go and draw your bath and use some.
Note that if you wish to have the full therapeutic benefits of an Epsom Salt bath, regular Epsom Salts should also be added to your bath, in addition to the 2 tablespoon or so of the scented variety.
This is the second part of a series on making Lavender scented bath things. To see how to make Herbal Tea Bags for your Bath, click here.
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