Another great way to use up the dried Lavender harvested from my garden. A little pot of Lavender Bath Salts would make a lovely gift for a birthday, hostess or Christmas and it smells divine!
Lavender has been used for centuries as a skin treatment and is believed to be anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial. It can also slow down the central nervous system so is used for general relaxation and to relieve anxiety and headaches. You can read more about the benefits of lavender, including some clinical research, on the MNT site.
I have used Epsom Salts as the base for my bath salts and, like lavender, these also have many health benefits. The main component of Epsom Salts is Magnesium Sulphate, a compound which has been shown to be absorbed through the skin, making these bath salts an ideal way to experience benefits including relief from stress and muscle cramps. You can read more about this on the Salt Works site.
500g Epsom Salts
4 tbsps dried Lavender
20 drops Lavender essential oil
You will also need a 500ml jar
I used a 500ml Kilner Jar for my bath salts, the clip lid is ideal for providing an airtight seal. You can find these on Amazon. I bought my Epsom Salts from a local shop but I found them cheaper on Amazon! The dried lavender is from my garden and the lavender essential oil is from Mother Nature’s Goodies.
- Half fill the jar with Epsom Salts then add 2 spoons of dried Lavender and 10 drops of lavender essential oil
- Put the lid on and give the jar a good shake:
- Now add a second layer of Epsom Salts, dried lavender and essential oil then shake again:
- To decorate the jar of bath salts as a gift, I used some lilac ribbon and a luggage tag, you will also need some sprigs of lavender and some glue:
- First I tied some ribbon around the jar:
- Then I made a pretty label by cutting the luggage tag to size and glueing some lavender on to it, I tied some ribbon around the lavender first:
- Write the back of your label first:
- Attach the label to your jar and you have a beautiful gift, I also found some cute wooden scoops on ebay so I added one of those too: