My favorite reaction to homemade gifts is, “You made this?! How?!” Fellow kindred crafting spirits understand that there is nothing quite as rewarding as making a gift for someone by hand. But here’s my little secret — not all handmade gifts are hard! In fact, some handmade gifts are easy to make. One of those handmade gifts that is easy to make and has a big impact is Lavender Bath Salts.
Not only does lavender essential oil smell wonderful, but lavender is very calming which makes it relaxing at bedtime to help you drift to sleep. Just think about all of the calming baby washes that have lavender in them that you can find at the store! So making your own homemade lavender bath salts (as a gift or for yourself) can aid in a relaxing night-time routine.
As with any time you are making something with essential oils, please be conscious of the oils you choose. I use Young Living Essential Oils for all of my bath and home products because the Young Living Seed to Seed commitment guarantees the quality of the oil. At the grocery store you might see a bottle of lavender essential oil labeled “pure,” but it likely also says not to ingest – that shows that while it might be pure, the quality is not the same. The quality of the Lavender Essential Oil from Young Living is so high, it is safe to ingest. (Not that you want to be ingesting bath salts, that would be a bad idea. But even when I put things on my skin, I want the quality to be best available.)
Young Living Essential Oils can be purchased individually at retail prices or wholesale with a wholesale membership.
Lavender Bath Salts
This recipe makes two cups of bath salts, but it can easily be doubled or quadrupled!
- 1 cup Epson Salts
- 3/4 cup Mineral Salts
- 1/4 cup baking soda
- 10-12 drops of lavender essential oil
- 2-3 drops Wilton gel food coloring (optional)
Pour ingredients into your choice of air-tight containers, print and attach the printable gift tag and you have an easy gift to pamper a friend.
Didn’t I tell you that was easy?!
Epson Salts help soothe tired muscles and reduce inflammation and the baking soda softens the water and alleviates skin irritation.
Lavender bath salts are so easy to make that they are fun to make with a group of people because anyone at any skill level can make them. Perfect for a girls’ night in activity. Even if you don’t make them as a group, Lavender bath salts also make great party favors.
Download the Bath Salts Gift Tags.