Lavender Bath Soak

DIY: Lavender Bath Soak Recipe

Long soaks in the bathtub are both stress-relieving and relaxing, but I very rarely take the time to unplug and unwind in a bath. This quick, easy DIY bath soak is just the thing to up my self-care routine. I’m feeling more relaxed already 🙂

Ingredients: Lavender Bath Soak

Ingredients: makes enough for 2-3 baths

  • 2 cups coarse sea salt
  • 1 cup Epsom salts
  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil
  • Dried lavender buds
  • Empty tea bags*

DIY: Lavender Bath Soak Recipe 2

  • Combine first four ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Mix thoroughly, and store in airtight containers.
  • Place 2-3 tablespoons of dried lavender buds into each tea bag*, and secure with string or ribbon. (I cut the top and bottom of this bag with pinking shears to make it a little prettier.)
  • To Use: Place a lavender tea bag and the desired amount of bath soak in the bathtub, and fill with very warm water. Allow the tea bag to float in the tub during the bath.

DIY: Lavender Bath Soak Recipe 3

* These empty tea bags are awesome, and let me tell you why: The first time I made this bath soak, I added dried lavender buds directly to the salts. It was so gorgeous and spa-looking I couldn’t wait to hop in the tub.

How NOT to Make Lavender Bath Soak How NOT to Make a Lavender Bath Soak

Well, while I did consider the possibility of the flowers clogging the drain — nah, too small — I did not consider the reality of all the buds floating on top of the water and of me being covered with teensy-tiny bits of lavender. It was a mess, but I just had to laugh… and go back to the lab with the recipe 🙂

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