Something I’m really bad at: pausing my hustle long enough to have a moment of chill. Something I really love: long soaks in a hot bath that make me feel extra. Enter homemade bath salts.
Epsom salts have totally changed the game for me since I first bought my jumbo-sized bag from Amazon 3 years ago. They’re high in magnesium, a nutrient many of us are deficient in and one that helps our body relaxxx. And they also help to pull toxins out of the body through your skin. So basically a few minutes of soak helps say adios to junk we don’t need and hola to rest we so desperately do.
You can get great benefits from the epsom salts alone, but I told y’all I take my baths seriously. In this recipe, I include lavender and rose to pump up the soothing qualities. Lavender is known for improving mood, reducing stress, reducing pain and improving sleep. And rose absolute oil has been proven to help balance hormones and improve mood, even fighting depression. And let’s be honest, they just add the spa-like factor you need in your own bathtub. Combine the three, and you’re zen as can be.
I actually did a little research trying to figure out the best place to buy dried flowers. I thought my local flower shop might be the best option, but turns out Amazon was just so much cheaper. I got this 16-oz bag of organic dried lavender and this 4-0z bag of natural dried rose petals from Amazon. Both of these are definitely more than you’ll need for this DIY, but it was just sooo much cheaper and I’m glad to now have them on hand for future projects (and prettifying smoothie bowls).
It’s really important that you store them in a glass container! Essential oils can leach into plastic, so for safe storage, choose a glass option. I made myself a nice big batch and store them in my bathroom in this 1 gallon heritage jar. It makes a beautiful display and serves as decor as much as practical storage. But I also used these 8-oz glass jars to make some small servings for gifts for friends!
- 5 cups epsom salts
- 10 drops rose absolute oil
- 20 drops lavender oil
- 1/4 cup dried lavender
- 1/2 cup dried rose petals
- Pour epsom salts into a glass bowl. Use a spoon to stir & break up any chunks.
- Drop in 10 drops of rose oil and 20 drops of lavender oil and mix. Mix well.
- Add in dried flowers and mix.
- Place in glass storage option of your choice.
So make them for yourself or make them for a friend. They’re pretty inexpensive and easy for such a luxury and they feel like pure heaven. Enjoy a few moments of flower-infused bliss! xx, molls