Lavender Bath Salts

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Introduction: Lavender Bath Salts

Living in the Southwest can be very drying to the skin. I discovered the benefits of bath salts; which heals dry skin and is a remedy for reducing pain associated with arthritis. Bath salts helps to remove toxins from the body and contains magnesium which is best absorbed through the skin. Minerals can be difficult for a lot of people to digest. There are many health benefits such as; circulation, bones, nails, stress, tendinitis,and psoriasis, just to name a few. Salts from the Dead Sea are the best. A good brand of bath salt can be expensive so I decided to make my own. This tutorial will show you how easy it is to make therapeutic bath salts. Lets get started!

Step 1: Ingredients


1 Cup Epsom salt.
1 Cup Baking soda.
1 Cup sea salt.
1 Cup powdered milk.
17 drops of Lavender essential oil.
3 Tablespoons 100% jojoba oil. I did not have this so I used olive oil. Please read bottom note.
1 Capsule or ( vitamin E oil ) I used a needle and punched a hole in it.
1/4 Cup lavender buds.



Jojoba oil and vitamin E oils are the best oils to use for the skin. I read a health article several years ago that Jojoba oil is the closest oil to our own skin. I am out of Jojoba oil so I substituted it with olive oil instead; which is a good alternative. This recipe makes a little over 4 cups of salts.


Step 2: Utensils

1 Large glass mixing bowl.
1 Glass measuring cup.
1 Tablespoon.
1 Large spoon. I used an old wooden spoon because I was not sure about using a metal spoon with this.
1 Large Container with a lid to store the bath salts in; or several small containers.
1 Small scoop or cup that fits in the jar for scooping.

Step 3: Method

Measure all the dry ingredients and put into the bowl except the lavender buds.
Mix thoroughly.

Step 4: Adding the Oils

Measure the Jojoba oil or Olive oil and pour into the bowl.
Mix thoroughly.
Add the Lavender oil.
Mix thoroughly.
Poke a hole in 1 Vitamin E capsule and add the oil to the bowl.
Mix thoroughly.

Step 5: Add the Lavender Buds

Add Lavender buds.
Mix thoroughly.

Step 6: Container

Pour the bath salts into a pretty container.
Add the scoop.
Replace the lid.

Step 7: Sunshiine's Final Thoughts

Now that you know how easy it is to make bath salts, maybe you will make some, so you can enjoy the health benefits from using them. I will be adding a little more oil to my recipe because my skin is so dry. I like making my own products when I can, because I can change the recipe to meet my personal needs. I will be making another Instructable very soon about how to make a salt scrub. Thank you for stopping by and have a relaxing day!
Sunshiine

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    I would like to lightly color this (lavender color). Any suggestions how to do this? I've tried with food coloring, but it always turns out gray or blue, not the lavender shade I'm trying to achieve: a just barely there lavender shade

    If I were trying to color this I might try colored sugar or Kool-Aid. I would make sure it is safe first though. Hope this helps. Thanks for you comment and do have a great day.

    sunshiine~

    I tried the grape Kool-aid. Thinking it would only take a smidgen. It just turned the product gray and smelled of grape. : ( Same thing with sugar. Going to Hobby Lobby, perhaps they have something I can use. Thanks again for your suggestions! I do appreciate it!

    Darn, I wished that had worked. Please let me know if anything else worked. I wish you the best. Maybe adding the color to the oil then the mix might achieve better results.

    sunshiine~

    If you do not add the lavender buds, do you need to increase the essential oils? I don't like buds in my salts.

    I am not sure. Lavender is one of those essential oils that can be kind of strong and over powering. If you remove the buds, I would make the recipe the same as it is here. You can always add more oil later. Or you could add more oil and if it is too strong add more salts. Thanks for asking and I hope you try this sometime. Have a nice week.

    sunshiine ~

    This sounds like heaven.

    Thank you

    Very interesting recipe! It's so good to make cosmetics and beauty products at home because then you know exactly what goes into them. Using your own home-grown flowers and plants is a double bonus! Thanks for posting.

    Thank you for commenting! Have an awesome week!
    Sunshiine

    Anyone have any idea on how much actual lavender I would need to do something like this? I have several lavender plants and would love to use them for this or soaps or something useful that I could give away to friends and family.