This 10-minute DIY lemon and lavender salt soak will soothe your senses and melt away your stress! Makes a great quick & easy gift idea!
Lemon and lavender is one of my favorite fragrance combinations of all time, and this DIY lemon and lavender salt soak is one of my favorite homemade bath & body products. The aroma of lavender is soothing and relaxing, and it is often used in bedtime and stress relieving products. Lemon radiates a clean and fresh fragrance, and lemon oil is often added to skin care products to reduce the appearance of blemishes and increase circulation. The combination of lemon and lavender is an ideal addition to your evening bath to help ensure a restful good night’s sleep!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
- 3/4 cup Epsom Salt
- 1 tbsp. Pink Himalayan Salt
- 1 tbsp. Dried Lavender Buds (or 5 drops Lavender Essential Oil)
- Zest from Half a Medium-Sized Lemon (or 5 drops Lemon Essential Oil)
If desired, you can substitute the dried lavender flowers and fresh lemon for 5 drops each of lavender essential oil and lemon essential oil. The essential oils are shelf-stable, so your salt soak will have a longer shelf life without the fresh ingredients (if you’re not planning on using it right away or if you’d prefer to double/triple the recipe for future use). That said, the fresh ingredients really are what make this soak so pretty!
Combine the Epsom salt along with the Himalayan salt, then carefully mix in the lavender flowers and/or essential oil. Zest the lemon into the salts (or add lemon essential oil), stir, and then let rest for about 20 minutes so the ingredients can mingle.
Store the salt soak in a sealed container, refrigerated, until ready to use (note: salt soak that contains only essential oils instead of fresh lavender and lemon zest does NOT need to be refrigerated). To use, add to warm-hot running bath water, and enjoy a relaxing and soothing soak!
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Heidi Kundin has captivated the hearts of millions with her colorful and inspiring approach to crafting, celebrations, and family fun. With over 15 years of experience, Happiness is Homemade has become a must-visit destination for those seeking quick and easy creative ideas and last-minute solutions. Heidi’s warm personality shines through her posts, inviting readers to join her on a creative journey that’s fun, rewarding, and achievable. Heidi is also the author of Homemade Bath Bombs & More and DIY Tie-Dye.