DIY Lavender Vanilla Bath Salts

Bath salts have many benefits to the body beyond helping have a pleasantly scented bath.  A soak in Epsom salts can help with circulation and heart health, lowering blood pressure, and aid in flushing toxins from the body.  Try a soak in a bath salt tub to relieve stress, muscle aches and cramps, or to reduce inflammation.  Bath salts are not just good for their relaxation nature they serve a purpose by adding minerals that may be depleted in the body.   A soak in a tub soak of epsom salts is a safe way to help your body absorb magnesium and sulfate, minerals that are needed in the body for balance.  If you have migraine headaches try adding an epsom salt soak to help relieve and prevent.  Soaking in epsom salts can relieve sunburn irritation, bug bite itching, bee sting relief, poison ivy relief and much more.

Although you can soak in just epsom salts, try making this bath salt recipe to enjoy a lavender scented soak.  Place in a beautiful jar and place in the bathroom with a scoop to easily add to your bath.  Add a half cup to a hot bath, lay back relax, close your eyes, or read a book.  You deserve it.

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups Epsom Salt
  • 1.5 cups Sea Salt
  • 1/4 cup Baking soda
  • 1/4 cup lavender bud flowers
  • 20 drops of Lavender essential oil
  • 10 drops of Vanilla essential oil or the seeds from 1 vanilla bean pod or both

DSC_9415 Add all the ingredients to a bowl

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Stir until well combined.  Take a moment to enjoy the smell of lavender.  I’m relaxed already.  Lavender has many healing benefits of its own.  It can be useful in helping relieve anxiety, insomnia, depression, and restlessness.  As well, lavender has been used to relieve headache pain.  It’s not just a pretty flower 😉

DSC_9456Add a half cup scoop to your bath.. Relax….

DSC_9434Store in a beautiful jar on your bathroom counter

To give as a gift, purchase small jars and add a label.  Make a lavender vanilla body sugar scrub to give in combination with these sea salts.

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