Soothe the body and mind with a soak in these super easy DIY fizzy lavender bath salts.
Fizzy bath salt recipes are easier to whip up than bath bombs while still providing some bubbles to the tub.
The simple, natural ingredients in this recipe are likely already in your pantry and herbal arsenal, making them quick to make and use if needed in a hurry.
The lavender scent comes from dried lavender that has been ground and crushed before adding to the rest of the bath salt mixture. That fine crushing means the relaxing scent fills the airs as the bubbles and hot water release the aroma.
Lavender has long been used as scent to relieve anxiety and stress. It also helps promote sleep, making this an ideal addition to nighttime bathing.
Want to up the lavender scent a little? Consider adding 10 or so drops of lavender essential oil to the salts.
Lavender is antimicrobial making it an ideal treatment for acne and blemishes.
It also has the ability to help with soothe burns making these bath salts a great soak for sunburns. Though only use for mild burns – severe burns will be aggravated by the epsom salts.
The antioxidants in lavender can help remove toxins from the environment from the skin.
Baking Soda Benefits
Baking soda is an old-fashioned addition to many healing, relaxing baths. This pantry staple can help relieve itchy skin, kill bacteria that causes foot odor, and even help with urinary tract and yeast infections.
Epsom salts have long been revered for their ability to soothe sore muscles and body aches. The hot water and epsom salts combined with the fizz of these bath salts make it great for after long gardening sessions and workouts.
It is also thought that magnesium contained in epsom salts can be absorbed through the skin which can help relieve anxiety and sore muscles alike.
- Mixing Bowl
- Mortar & Pestle
- Mixing Spoon
- Storage Jar
- Place the dried lavender in a the mortar and grind with the pestle. Alternatively, use an electric coffee grinder to do the grinding.
- Mix everything together in a bowl until thoroughly combined.
- Store in airtight container.
Use approximately 1/4 cup of the salts per bath.