Published on October 30th, 2013 | by HowToMakeBathSalts
Lavender Bath Salts Muscle Relief
If you’re suffering from sore muscles, having trouble getting to sleep, or finding it hard to simply relax then using lavender bath salts is something you should be doing. This bath salt is luxurious and is SO easy to make – it’s also cheaper than premade bath salts. I love the smell and the relaxed feeling I get in my muscles when I use it. You can also use them to make really cute birthday or christmas gifts!
Using Lavender Bath Salts – Recipe for Relaxation and Muscle Relief:
This recipe makes about six cups of lavender bath salts.
Note: NEVER ingest this bath salt. As well as it tasting awful, it can be poisonous if eaten. Use externally (on your skin) only. Lastly, if you have high blood pressure, heart disease, or diabetes, please ask your doctor before using salt baths.
Lavender Recipe Ingredients
- 4 cups of Epsom salts
- 1 cup of Celtic Sea Salt
- 5 drops of red food coloring
- 5 drops of blue food coloring
- 30 to 40 drops of lavender essential oil
- 1 cup of baking soda
- 3 Tablespoons of dried lavender blossoms
Dead Sea Salts are best for this lavender bath salts recipe however you can use any other high quality sea salt. Do not use table salt though since it doesn’t contain the beneficial minerals that other salts possess.
1. To prepare, simply take out a large bowl that isn’t wood or plastic. Take out a metal spoon too (again, don’t use wood or plastic). Next, pour your Epsom salts and your sea salts. Mix well. We don’t use plastic or wood as the ingredients will get absorbed by these materials and ruin your equipment.
2. Spread five drops of red and blue food coloring across the surface of your salt recipe. Now do the same but with the drops of your lavender essential oil. Mix well again. This can take a lot of some time as the food coloring and essential oils might clump together. Make sure to break up any clumps that form.
3. Now add your baking soda in and again, mix well. The reason we add baking soda afterwards is because it mixes in WAY easier if the essential oils and food coloring are added first.
4. Lastly, mix in your dried lavender blossoms. You add these in last so that they don’t get bashed up while mixing the other ingredients.
5. Make sure to put your lavender bath salt into an air-tight metal container.
To use the lavender bath salts, just add one cup of your bath salts to warm bath water and allow it to dissolve. Make sure to enjoy! Be sure to share if you like this recipe.