I thought id share with you my recipe for Lavender and rose petal bath salts. These make fabulous, thoughtful gifts for friends and also look great in jars in your bathroom.
Not only do they look great, they are excellent for those days when you just want to soak in the bath and relax. Your skin feels amazing afterwards and the lavender really helps you get the best nights sleep. They also have the following benefits
I like to combine a few different types of salt, for their specific benefits, but also because the different textures add to the look and make the prettiest bathsalt.
Start with Epsom Salts and Tidemans soothing sea salts, Both available at any health food shop, such as wholefoods. I purchased mine at amazon
Next take magnesium flakes (great for the following)
Now take some dried Lavender. I actually picked this from my garden.I laid it flat on a wire rack on the windowsill and waited until it had dried. If you don't have any growing in your garden (or a friends/neighbours try your local florists.
My secret ingredient which really brings these together is Loccitane relaxing essential oil blend
Its a subtle blend of Lavender, Bergamot, Sweet Orange, Geranium pure essential oils has a delicate scent which helps to soothe the senses for a moment of pure relaxation, and perfect if you need a good nights sleep.
Combine half the packet of each type of salt. You can save the rest for your next batch. Add in 10- 12 drops of the oil. Next, flake off the dried lavender petals into the bowl. Save a couple of sprigs for decoration. Add in a handful of dried rose buds, or petals If you cant find the rose buds (I picked mine up on a trip to Marrakech).
Don't all of the ingredients combined look super pretty?
Give it all one big stir and spoon into a pretty apothecary glass jar. You can also find some smaller jars to give to friends as gifts. Add some lavender sprigs on top for decoration. And there you have it...
I hope you found this recipe useful and would love to know if you give it a try. Let me know below in the comments
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A Travel, beauty and lifestyle blog with the occasional afternoon tea by Angelina Belle
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