With Mother’s Day fast approaching, why not make a gift of DIY Lavender Bath Salts which I am sure would be appreciated so your Mum can relax at the end of a hard day. These bath salts only have a few ingredients and so they are super easy and quick 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 plain porridge will be perfect), 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, transfer to a different bowl and 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! I transfer it to a different bowl so my blender jug doesn’t smell of lavender!
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!