Lavender Mint Softening Bath Soak

How to make bath salts - the natural way to soften your skin
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.
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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 salts in just a few minutes! Here’s the recipe to make your own, perfect for an evening of relaxation or gifting a friend.
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.
How to make bath salts - the natural way to soften your skin
Step 4: Add 8-10 drops essential oil and shake again.
How to make bath salts - the natural way to soften your skin
Relax and enjoy!
DIY Lavender Mint bath salts - great for gifting or yourself via www.julieblanner.com
All natural.
How to make bath salts - the natural way to soften your skin
Time: just 5 minutes!
I hope you enjoy this easy lavender mint bath salts recipe as much as I do! Don’t miss my array of homemade sugar scrubs and bath milk recipes.
Julie

11 comments on “Lavender Mint Softening Bath Soak”

  1. 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.

    • 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.

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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!!

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

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

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