There is nothing more enjoyable than a long hot bath when you’re stressed or had a long day in the office! There is just something super relaxing about the entire ritual and it can only be made better by some beautifully scented bath salts. You can buy them but the home made ones are so much nicer and extremely easy to make! This DIY makes a fabulous inexpensive gift (amazing for when you need something cool in a hurry).
All you will need is:
1kg Epsom Salts
30-40 drops of lavender oil
a handful of dried lavender flowers
I usually keep these ingredients on hand so that I can whip up a batch of this if I need one. All you have to do is fill the jar about half way up with Epsom salts, put in your lavender oil and dried flowers and shake vigorously. Add the rest of the salts and shake again to combine. If your jar is very full you may need to give everything a mix with a spoon.
If lavender is not your thing you can substitute the essential oils for whatever you like – rose would be amazing! And if you are feeling creative try some scent combos such as lemon and rosemary or orange and thyme.
Voila! You’ve made some amazingly scented lavender bath salts! If you would like to learn about what else you can make with salts not only in the beauty department but also in the kitchen make sure to check out
JETTE VIRDI’S SALT WORKSHOP
The Mart, Rathmines
10.30am | Saturday 15th August
It’s a fantastic event where Jette will be guiding you through the methods of producing salt as well as helping you make different salt creations from scrubs to rubs. The tickets are €35 and you can buy them here. We can’t wait & hope to see you there!