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Homemade Lavender Bath Salts

Lavender Bath Salt I love using my bath salts especially after a busy day, so I keep this large apothecary jar next to my tub full of epsom salt. Epsom salt is so good for detoxing achy muscles and has so many healing properties. You can find plain epsom bath salts at any drug or grocery store as well as many versions mixed with a variety of fragrance. Nice, but why not make your own with really good ingredients? My favorite version of bath salt includes lavender buds and lavender essential oils. It gives a double relaxing experience and smells oh so good. Since I use a lot of salt for myself and as gifts, I buy a 20 lb. bag of epsom salt from Amazon. I also like to purchase culinary grade lavender and lavender essential oil to keep on hand when I need a new batch. You can find the links for the Weck jars that I use as well as the printable labels in this post. After making all this bath salt to photograph (and gift). . . my office smells like a day spa. I am now deep in imagining a massage. . . Enjoy! ~ Lia

DIY Bath Salt Lavender Bath Salt Tutorial

  1. These bath salts sound and look amazing!! How much oil would you recommend?? I would like to make these as teacher gifts.

  2. Why culinary grade. My husband and I raise lavender and I was hoping to use what I have from this year’s harvest.

  3. Make sure you dry bath salts before adding to jar. I did not.

  4. This sounds like a wonderful gift. I am going to try making some, but I wonder… could you put this in muslin bags to keep the buds from possibly clogging the drain? Will the salts still melt into the bath? I’m imagining a sort of tea bag for the bathtub.

  5. I LOVE lavender! And I REALLY love the jars in your pic! Please tell me where you got them from! Thanks so much!

    • They are Weck Jars. I get them at a local store, but I know Pottery Barn and Crate and Barrel were selling them too. Maybe William Sonoma. You can get them by the case on their site.

  6. Do you have to use Epsom salts or can you use sea or table salt?

    • I have not tried table salt for baths, but I am sure you could. Epsom is less spendy (and very bitter) and is commonly used for aches and muscle soothing.

  7. What a great idea! Making this together with my 4-year old soon as a Valentines Day gift for his teacher.

  8. Where did you purchase scoop and how did you attach?

  9. What length of scoop did you use to scoop out of bath salts from large apothecary jar? Thanks!

  10. Making this for my girlfriend because she loves lavender. Think I read that you used 6 cups Epsom salt, 1 cup of buds, and 2 tablespoons of oil. If I wanted it more fragrant would I add more oil or buds? Great idea btw.

  11. Your packaging and photography are so pretty! I love the scent of lavender at the end of the day too.

    • Thanks Andrea! I was inspired by a bottle of French bath salts that I use to sell when I had my flower and gift shop a very long time ago.

  12. I just picked lavender from my garden. This is the perfect project for it. Thank you!

  13. I have a hard time with bath salts that leave stuff in your tub and can clog the drain. Any solution to this?

    • Yes, I do have a suggestion. Skip the lavender buds and choose an essential oil or mixed fragrance oil you love. Add as much oil as you like for the strength of fragrance you prefer.

  14. Do you use 1/2 pound of lavender to 20 pounds of epsom salts? Essential oil to personal preference? Thanks!

    • I didn’t use the whole bag of either for this batch. I used about 6 cups of salt to one cup of buds then 2 tablespoons of essential oil into the mix. It really is personal preference and you can’t go wrong. :-)

  15. cant thank u enough for ur tips! will definately try this!! did a bit of research and for ur greek fans (as me) just a quick tip ” the name for epsom salt is theiko magnisio or kathartiko alas” and u can get it in the drugstore :):) xxxx

  16. Hi Lia,
    I can’t wait to try this. Can you please tell me the quantities of each ingredient.
    Many Thanks

    • Yes, I should have given you measurements. I added 1 cup of lavender to about 6 cups of salts, but you can use as much as you prefer. For that batch I mixed in 2 tablespoons of oil. I like my salts very fragrant. :-)

  17. Perfect timing!!! I’m headed to a lavender farm/festival tomorrow! Beautiful post….


  18. I love bath salts! I will have to find a place to buy the lavender from now and try this. Not only does it sound luxurious but it looks great too! You are just a wealth of information!!

    • Ohh and it smells so good. Check my link for a lavender source. Great culinary grade lavender for a really good price. There are so many things you can use it for too.

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