Lavender Mint Softening Bath Soak

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I never let anything go to waste – especially dried flowers.  Between my lavender tablescape and snipping old blooms from my potted lavender, I have plenty of dried lavender around.  Why not use it for a well deserved relaxing bath? This lavender mint bath salts recipe is perfect for softening skin.
DIY Lavender Mint Bath Salts - great for gifting or yourself via www.julieblanner.com
Using items I already had including a canning jar, sea salt, dried lavender, spearmint essential oil {from  my rosemary mint scrub} and espom salts I purchased for just $1 at the grocery store, I made beautifully scented and softening bath soak!
Step 1: Add a layer of sea salt in your jar
DIY Lavender Mint Bath Salts - great for gifting or yourself via www.julieblanner.com
Step 2: Fill the jar with epsom salts, leaving a little room.  Break lavender buds apart and add.  I used about 5, providing plenty of scent and color.
DIY Lavender Mint Bath Salts - great for gifting or yourself via www.julieblanner.com
Step 3: Put the lid on and shake well.
DIY Lavender Mint Bath Salts - great for gifting or yourself via www.julieblanner.com
Step 4: Add 8-10 drops essential oil and shake again.
DIY Lavender Mint Bath Salts - great for gifting or yourself via www.julieblanner.com
Relax and enjoy!
DIY Lavender Mint Bath Salts - great for gifting or yourself via www.julieblanner.com
All natural.
DIY Lavender Mint Bath Salts - great for gifting or yourself via www.julieblanner.com
Time: just 5 minutes!

Julie Blanner is the voice behind Coordinately Yours, a stylish lifestyle blog filled with do-it-yourself inspiration for effortless entertaining, home design and thoughtful gift-giving.

11 Comments

  • Reply June 7, 2012

    Anonymous

    Bath salts are being banned at all Bath and Body Works this weekend. I don’t know if this is the best post given the current news.

    • Reply June 7, 2012

      Coordinately Yours

      Thank you for bringing it to my attention. These are all natural to soothe muscle aches and soften skin, unlike the drug by a similar name. I I have researched and found that there is no harm/risk in these traditional ingredients.

  • Reply June 18, 2012

    Winnie

    I have lavender, seasalt and epsom salts..just need to pick up the oil..I will try it..nothing relaxes me more than the scent of lavender and a warm bath..Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply June 18, 2012

    Coordinately Yours

    Thanks Winnie! I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

  • Reply November 15, 2012

    Jennifer

    I just made this and the spearmint is so overwhelming that I don’t smell the lavender. Is that how yours was? I did 6 times the batches with only a total of 8 drops of spearmint (if that makes sense) and it is still an overwhelming spearmint odor. Just wondering if I did it right or if you have any tips. Thank you!!

  • Reply November 15, 2012

    Julie Blanner

    Jennifer, I’m sorry to hear that! I can’t believe your spearmint is that strong. Did you shake/stir to disperse? To make lavender more fragrant, you can always rub the buds between the palms of your hands as you would with a stick to make a fire. Check on it this morning and see if it has subsided at all.

  • Reply December 12, 2012

    Anonymous

    I made this today and I too found the mint overwhelming. I made a new batch with peppermint instead of spearmint and put just one drop of E.O. in it and you can just barely still smell the lavender. I love it.

  • Reply December 12, 2012

    Julie Blanner

    I make it strong because it dilutes in water sand the lavender activates when wet. I’m glad you found a combination that works well for you! Tomorrow I’m sharing my bubble bath version!

  • Reply January 3, 2014

    Diane E.

    So how much do you put in your bath – all of it or just a couple of spoonfuls? Thanks!!

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