Whilst working on my mini bathroom makeover two things became apparent to me. Firstly my household has way too much plastic. And secondly it’s also filled with a lot of chemicals too. Now chemicals are not great for any of us and certainly not those who have a disability of one form or another. There has been so much research on what causes autism. And yet nothing as yet has been conclusive. So I figured I’d like to get the house a little greener and more organic along my revamping way. Starting with the bathroom. I’m buying more human friendly products, starting to make my own soap. And instead of mass produced bubble bath I’m introducing homemade lavender bath salts.
Bath Salts have long been appreciated for not only their moisturising properties but also the added health benefit of the precious minerals they contain. There is a reason people flock to the Dead Sea. If you’ve never used bath salts and think they might be drying, think again. In our household we have one psoriasis sufferer and one person with eczema. It’s the only thing they will have in their bath water. The only thing that doesn’t sting. Not only are bath salts moisturising but they’re great at warding off skin infections too. There are many reasons why our tears are salty, one being it’s mildly antiseptic. For me my go to bath salt is always Himalayan rock salt. Known for it’s pink colouring and bountiful minerals I’ve used it for years.
HOMEMADE LAVENDER BATH SALTS
Furthermore, and sorry to be a Bath Salts bore, Himalayan rock salt has many health benefits. It helps to balance your electrolytes and PH levels. It helps sooth muscle cramps and lower blood pressure (something quite important to me as I suffer from heredity high blood pressure). It’s also a great aid to detoxing and some people even say it can reduce the signs of ageing. All in all it’s one of those, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it! I’ve no idea when cheap mass produced bubble bath became a thing but I don’t want to submerge myself in the chemicals any longer. To make the most of your Bath Salts follow my little recipe to transform them with Lavender. Also known for it’s soothing qualities these homemade lavender bath salts are perfect before bed. And they make a wonderful home spa gift too.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED FOR YOUR HOMEMADE LAVENDER BATH SALTS
Fine & Course Himalayan Rock Salt
Dried Lavender Flower Heads
Lavender Essential Oil
SIMPLE STEPS TO FOLLOW
Assemble all your ingredients and a suitable container for your bath salts. Mine came from Ikea and are only £9 for a pair but kilner jars work just as well. Pour your coarse bath salts into the container until it’s half full. Then top up with the fine salt until you’re almost at the top of the jar.
Transfer both salts to your bowl. And then add in your dried lavender flower heads. How many you add is totally up to you. They are more for appearance than health benefit. In fact you can leave them out if you prefer.
Now add a few drops of lavender essential oil and give it a stir. Keep adding a few drops at a time and stirring until you reach a fragrance level that suits you. After all we are all individuals and a stronger aroma may suit you or you may prefer just a faint whiff.
Transfer your homemade lavender bath salts back to your jar, pop the lid on and they’re complete. Add a label (here’s a post I did on how I labelled mine). And they’re good to go. For a nice touch how about tying a ribbon around the neck of the bottle and attaching a small wooden scoop.
PIN IT FOR LATER
So what do you think? Will you have a go at home? Have I convinced you to try bath salts if you never have before? Please do leave a comment and let me know your thoughts. It’s a really quick and easy way to recreate a spa day at home. And if you like this post watch out for the next one where I’m making homemade lavender organic soap too. I’m rather determined to get the house a little greener ( here’s my DIY Amber Bottle idea too) and more or less chemical free through 2019.