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Aromatherapy Bath Salts Recipe - Luxury Lavender

Updated on October 1, 2008
homemade Luxury Lavender aromatherapy bath salts with lavender blossoms, Epsom Salts, Celtic Sea Salts, lavender essential oil, and more
homemade Luxury Lavender aromatherapy bath salts with lavender blossoms, Epsom Salts, Celtic Sea Salts, lavender essential oil, and more

If you have sore muscles, are having trouble sleeping, or simply need to relax, this lavender aromatherapy bath salt recipe is just the thing for you. Luxury bath salts are very easy to make at home and are much cheaper than buying them pre-made. They also make excellent gifts!

If you would like to learn more about homemade bath salts, click on my basic guide to making bath salts for more about making your own bath salts, other additive ingredients that you can use, and ideas for labeling and packaging bath salts for gifts or for sale.

Lavender Aromatherapy Bath Salts Recipe - Relaxation and Muscle Relief

makes about six cups of bath salts

Note: DO NOT ingest. Not only would it taste awful, essential oils are poisonous if eaten. Use externally only. Also, if you have high blood pressure, heart disease, or diabetes, ask your doctor before taking salt baths.


  • 4 cups Epsom salts
  • 1 cup Celtic Sea Salt (course ground) *
  • 5 drops red food coloring
  • 5 drops blue food coloring
  • 30 to 40 drops lavender essential oil (aromatherapy oil)
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 3 Tablespoons dried lavender blossoms

* Dead Sea Salts would also be great, or any other quality sea salt. Do not use table salt, though, as it does not contain all of the beneficial minerals that sea salts have.

Preparation Instructions:

1. Take out a large metal or glass bowl (plastic and wood are too porous, and would absorb the scent of the essential oil), and a metal spoon (again, no wood or plastic). Pour in the Epsom salts and sea salts and mix well.

2. Let the five drops of red and five of blue food coloring fall spread across the surface of the salt mixture. Then do the same with the drops of lavender essential oil. Mix thoroughly. This can take a lot of stirring, since the food coloring and essential oils tend to want to clump together. Be persistent, and try to break up any clumps that you see. Once there are no longer any clumps of food coloring (these are easy to spot) you can generally count on the essential oils being well-mixed too.

3. Now add the cup of baking soda and mix well. The baking soda needs to be added last, because it works much better if the essential oils and food colorings are spread thin first (they would clump much worse if added to a mix with baking soda in it).

4. Finally, mix in the dried lavender blossoms. These are added last so that all of the mixing doesn't beat them up too much.

5. Put the bath salt mixture in an air-tight glass or metal container. You can use a plastic baggy, but be sure to discard it afterwards, because it will have absorbed some of the essential oils.

Directions for Use:

For a standard-sized bathtub, simply add a cup of bath salts to the water and allow to dissolve. Double it for a garden tub. Do not use bath salts with dried flowers in them in a tub with jets (the flowers will clog them).

For More Information:

See my basic guide to making bath salts for more information on making your own bath salts, other additive ingredients you can use, and ideas for labeling and packaging bath salts for gifts or for sale. Also take a look at my article Bath Salt Ingredient Properties and Health Benefits if you would like to know more about what each ingredient does and what some other additives could be.

lavender bath salts in a jar and ready to be gifted to a friend
lavender bath salts in a jar and ready to be gifted to a friend


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      2 years ago

      Excellent post !

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      2 years ago

      I will surely visit back for more –Great job!

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      5 years ago

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      6 years ago

      Will the food coloring stain my tub? My tub is brand new!

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      7 years ago

      Great Hub. Homemade bath products are the best! I will have to add this Aromatherapy recipe to my list!

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      nancye hicks 

      7 years ago

      Always looking for homemade recipes , not only for savings but knowing what's really in the product. Thanks for sharing it. I have tried it several times & its wonderful

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      8 years ago from Alameda, CA

      Nicely done, thanks!

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      8 years ago from Holly, MI

      This is the perfect recipe I've been looking for. thanks!!

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      8 years ago

      wow, thanks for this idea, it's great. I'll definitely be trying this out soon, can't wait!

      It'll be nice to make it myself, it seems strange buying fully packaged products when a major selling point is their natural quality, but you can't beat aromatherapy with anything!

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      8 years ago from Baltimore, Maryland

      i really like this, you are making gift giving easy for me.

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      Carrie L Cronkite 

      8 years ago from Maine

      I just tried this, it is wonderful. I didn't have the food coloring or the blossoms, but it still was wonderful.


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