With Valentine's Day approaching and Mother's Day not too far around the corner why not make your mum
or loved one a jar of Lavender Bath Salts so they can relax at the end of a hard day. These bath salts only have a few ingredients and so they are super easy to make!
First of all you need to find a suitable jar - it needs to be airtight once sealed, I love the Kilner style jars from Ikea - and sterilise it (I do this in the dish washer)
Judging from the size jar you have you need to add roughly 1/3 oatmeal, 1/3 Epsom salts and 1/3 dead sea salts to a food processor bowl and give it a good whizz until it is the consistency you desire. I have mine fairly powdery but so that you can still make out the grains of salts and oatmeal.
Once it is blended, add in your fragrance. I have used lavender but you could add what ever you choose, and just keep adding a few drops at a time until you have the scent you would like - take it steady here, you can always add more to make it stronger but you cannot take it away!
To make these lavender bath salts even more "lavendery" I added some dried lavender flowers which I grow in my garden, when added to the bath the dried flowers float and enhance the scent.
Once all mixed, cover the bowl with a tea towel or cling film and leave to sit for a few hours, then spoon into the jar and seal.
I think these bath salts would make a great gift for Mother's Day or for a guy to give his girl at Valentine's Day along with a big box of chocolates to enjoy in the bath!
I am a paper crafter and supporter of all things handmade! I love to create cards for people but not only papercrafts I also like to sew, knit and make soap.
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