Summer means spending time outside in the fresh air and sometimes that can be exhausting. Working in the garden, bike rides and long walks, swimming in the pool or at the beach – plenty of physical activity! What better way to unwind and soothe sore muscles than with a luxurious and therapeutic soak in the bath tub? Add fragrant, homemade lavender rosemary bath salts to your bath for increased health benefits. Bath salts are known to provide a variety of aids to health. (This post contains affiliate links.)
Lavender is used as aromatherapy for insomnia and anxiety and is a perfect choice for bath salts. Commonly used in bath therapy, rosemary helps those suffering from eczema or joint and muscle pain (www.webmd.com).
You only need a few simple ingredients to make lavender rosemary bath salts:
1 cup Dead Sea, Himalayan, or Mediterranean sea salt
1 cup Epsom salt
1/2 cup course Kosher salt
10-20 drops essential lavender oil
2-3 tablespoons dried lavender buds
2 tablespoons crushed, dried rosemary
purple food coloring (optional)
Combine the salts, lavender buds, and crushed rosemary in a bowl. Add the essential lavender oil and mix thoroughly.
Add purple food coloring if desired. Use only a few drops at a time to get the right shade.
One of the benefits to making your own Lavender Rosemary Bath Salts, is that your home will smell fabulous when making it. I love the fragrance of lavender and sometimes add a couple drops to our heating vents in the winter.
You’ll want to store your bath salts in an airtight container to retain the fragrance. I prefer clear jars so you can see the pretty bath salts on the shelf.
To use, add one to two handfuls of bath salts after a couple of inches of water have filled the tub. Hold the salts under the faucet and let them fall into the running water. You can stir the water around with your hand to help them dissolve. The fragrance will be released with the steam and your bathroom will smell heavenly!
Lavender Rosemary Bath Salts make great gifts throughout the year.
But truth be told, I like to keep them for myself!
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