Published on October 27th, 2013 | by HowToMakeBathSalts
Homemade Lavender Rosemary Bath Salts
Using homemade lavender and rosemary bath salts is great for your skin. This recipe uses rosemary and lavender which smells delicious and are key ingredients in any good herbal bath salt. You can use these herbs to make handmade soaps, scrubs, & salts with amazing results.
What I love about this recipe is that all you need to do is mix all the ingredients together, store it in an airtight container then wait a couple of days. I love using rosemary in bath salts as it has SO many skin benefits. As well as adding flavor to your food, rosemary contains a lot of iron, calcium, vitamins and antioxidants which help to prevent aging, treat acne and even prevent skin infections. Lavender adds a delicious smell to this bath salt and the benefits on your skin are also wonderful. Lavender is antiseptic and anti-fungal, which can help to reduce scarring and speeds up skin healing.
I tried this recipe for a few weeks and it wasn’t working for me. I wasn’t using enough safflower oil at first. I was only using half a tablespoon and didn’t realize the effect of safflower in this homemade bath salt. Safflower creates a barrier preventing water from leaving your skin which is a huge help to chronic dry skin sufferers! Once I added safflower I was amazed – I’ll DEFINITELY be using rosemary in my next bath salts.
Using Homemade Lavender & Rosemary Bath Salts require:
- 3/4 cup of Epsom salt
- 1/2 cup of Dead Sea salt
- 1 tablespoon of dried rosemary
- 1 tablespoon of dried lavender buds
- 1 tablespoons of safflower oil
- 1/8 teaspoon Vitamin E oil
- 10 drops of lavender essential oil
This recipe will make about 12 ounces (340g) of bath salt.
(Psst…growing herbs such as lavender and rosemary is a useful and cheap way to help out with DIY bath salts and soap recipes!)
To make, simply mix all of the ingredients together using a mixing bowl. Then place your mix into a container that’s airtight and leave it for a few days. Me and my kids found out that leaving it after a few days infuses the herbs with the salt, leaving you with a stronger and overall better bath salt.
Once ready, all you need to do is add a handful of your bath salt to some warm bath water. Get in, relax, read a book and enjoy your softer skin!
Please note that If you are using fresh herbs instead of dried herbs, you should use your bath salt straight away due to the water in fresh herbs. The water in fresh herbs may contaminate your recipe! This is really are there is to these homemade lavender and rosemary bath salts!