How to Make Lavender Rosemary Bath Salts

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.)

DIY lavender rosemary bath salts

 

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).

How to make lavender rosemary bath salts

 

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)

DIY Lavender Rosemary Bath Salts

 

Combine the salts, lavender buds, and crushed rosemary in a bowl. Add the essential lavender oil and mix thoroughly.

Lavender Rosemary Bath Salts provide many benefits, including aid in sleeping, relief from bug bites, aid in circulation, and more

 

Add purple food coloring if desired. Use only a few drops at a time to get the right shade.

Make your own Lavender Rosemary Bath Salts for a therapeutic and relaxing bath soak

 

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.

How to make Lavender Rosemary Bath Salts

 

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.

Lavender Rosemary Bath Salts provide a variety of benefits, including aid in sleeping, relief from dry skin, reduced muscle soreness, and more.

 

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!

How to make Lavender Rosemary Bath Salts

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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Comments

  1. Lavender is so pleasant,Thank you for this idea! I love the dryer idea and the linen spray idea too. just happen to have lavender left over from making Lavender Honey Peaches 🙂

    • There’s so many wonderful uses for lavender! And a bagful of the buds sure go a long way! I still have a jar of the peaches left. I may have to get those out this week.

  2. This sounds so soothing. I need to make some for my ‘killing me work days” baths. This next two weeks is going to be killer. I don’t have a day off for 10 days straight so my muscle relaxing baths each night are a life saver. 🙂 Thank you.

  3. I want to smell the salts after looking at your pictures! I might have to make these-thanks!

  4. I bet they smell heavenly and they look pretty too 🙂

  5. Sounds great! Where do you get those jars….cute. How much is a couple handfuls, maybe 1/2 cup? Thanks

    • Hi JoAnn! I got the jars at Hobby Lobby. They have an assortment of sizes. Their glass jars frequently go on sale for 50% off so I always try to snag them during the sale.

  6. Where do you get the lavender?

  7. I love this, Jennifer! And your photography 😉
    Hugs, Jamie

  8. Great relaxation recipe!
    Will deff try it.

    Yana.
    http://www.pinkithink.com

  9. Love both lavender and rosemary! Thanks for posting! I am making these for my daughters bridal shower for favors. Did you use fine or coarse mineral salts? I am looking on Amazon and they offer both fine and coarse mineral salts. Your response is much appreciated.

  10. Also, how many ounces are the containers you used?

  11. This sounds wonderful! I have lavender and rosemary in the gardens so this may be a summer project. Thanks for the recipe!

  12. Oh this sounds so divine!! Two of my favourite plants!! Can’t wait to try this! Thank you so much for sharing!

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