Looking for a simple and relaxing self-care activity? Try making your homemade lavender and orange bath salts!
There’s nothing quite like a relaxing bath to help you unwind after a long day. Store-bought bath bombs and bath salts can be pretty pricey, but it’s actually very easy to make your own at home.
To make the bath salts, you’ll need to mix citric acid, epsom salt, lavender essential oil, and orange essential oil, plus a few more ingredients.
To know how to make this awesome bath salts, check the step by step instructions below.
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Homemade Lavender and Orange Bath Salts
This DIY project only takes a few minutes to make, and it’s a great way to pamper yourself or show your mom some love.
The Citric acid helps to exfoliate your skin, while the Epsom salt soothes muscle aches and pains. And of course, the lavender and orange oils provide a beautiful scent and can help to improve your mood. So why not give it a try? You deserve it!
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- Epsom salt
- citric acid
- corn starch
- baking soda
- sweet almond oil
- lavender essential oil
- sweet orange essential oil
- Orange mica powder
- lavender mica powder
- dried lavender buds
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1. Mix the Epsom salt, citric acid, corn starch, and baking soda in a bowl.
2. Blend the ingredients using a whisk.
3. Very slowly, add sweet almond oil, whisking while pouring. Stir until well mixed.
4. Pour the lavender followed by the sweet orange essential oil, while whisking.
5. Add mica powder and stir until the color is solid.
6. Add lavender buds and stir.
7. Use a few tablespoons in your bath.
How do I store my Homemade Lavender and Orange Bath Salts?
Making your own bath salts at home is a great way to create custom combinations of essential oils, colors, and textures. But in order to ensure that the bath salts maintain their texture and potency, they must be stored properly.
The best way to keep homemade bath salts fresh is to store them airtight containers in cool and dry places—ideally free from direct sunlight. If possible, use glass or stainless steel jars to prevent containers from deteriorating over time.
Additionally, it’s important that air does not get into the containers, as exposure to air can reduce the shelf life of bath salts, cause color fading, and even contaminate them with germs or bacteria. To avoid air exposure altogether, store airtight capsules of essential baths salts separately from the undiluted oils or additives used for making them.
By taking these precautions you can help ensure your DIY bath salts stay fresh and fragrant for months on end!
- ¼ cup Epsom salt
- ¼ cup citric acid
- ¼ cup corn starch
- ½ cup baking soda
- 1 tbsp sweet almond oil
- 10 drops lavender essential oil
- 15 drops sweet orange essential oil
- ¼ tsp Orange mica powder
- ¼ tsp lavender mica powder
- 1 tbsp dried lavender buds
- Mix the Epsom salt, citric acid, corn starch, and baking soda in a bowl.
- Blend the ingredients using a whisk.
- Very slowly, add sweet almond oil, whisking while pouring. Stir until well mixed.
- Pour the lavender followed by the sweet orange essential oil, while whisking.
- Add mica powder and stir until the color is solid.
- Add lavender buds and stir.
- Use a few tablespoons in your bath.
These homemade lavender and orange bath salts are the perfect self-care treat for busy moms or anyone. Not only is it inexpensive to make, but it’s also a great way to get some quality me-time.
Add these homemade bath salts to your bath when you decide you want to relax this even for some YOU time.
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