homemade lavender bath salts

19 Nov

Some people love love love lavender, while others turn their noses the other way. For lavender lovers, this simple homemade bath salt recipe may just make your day (or evening).

Besides being beautiful to look at, lavender has magnificent health benefits that most of us could benefit from.

The word lavender is derived from the Latin root lavare, which means “to wash,” since it was historically used in baths to help purify the body. This potent herb contains various properties that help relieve insomnia, anxiety and fatigue due to its soothing and sedative effects when inhaled.

Here’s how to make your very own lavender bath salts:

Ingredients:

  • Handful of fresh or dried lavender buds
  • 1/2 cup coarse sea salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil, or sunflower oil

Directions:

Add lavender, salt, and oil into a jar with a lid. Shake it up! Prepare your bath, adding bath salts as the water runs. Soak and breathe in the lavender scents. You will leave your bath feeling calm, soothed, and your skin will be super soft and glowing!

Photo courtesy of Michiganlavenderfestival.net

5 Responses to “homemade lavender bath salts”

  1. Sadaf Zarrar (@siddysays) November 20, 2012 at 12:23 pm #

    Hiya, I featured your post in my recent blogpost 🙂
    http://www.siddysays.com/blog/2012/11/beauty-homemade-foot-scrub-recipe.html

  2. HealthyTummyInitiative November 25, 2012 at 9:58 pm #

    Reblogged this on The Healthy Tummy Initiative and commented:
    I absolutely LOVE lavender. Its wonderful healing properties make it a household staple. I like to buy mine from the local farmer’s market…

  3. Márcia Gonçalves November 26, 2012 at 10:05 pm #

    This is nice 🙂 I’ve been so stressed lately, a lovely calm and fragant bath seems so good :p

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: