DIY Lavender Bath Salts

We are SO EXCITED to have our DIY series back and better than ever! We’ve cooked up some super easy do-it-yourself projects that we hope you will fall in love with as much as we have. We’re going to start with one of our favorites, DIY Lavender Bath Salts. We think they would make great wedding or baby shower favors. We even gave them away as Christmas gifts (handmade with love) last year! And they smell heavenly too! Special thanks to Katherine Henry for taking such beautiful photos.

DIY Lavender Bath Salts

{Step 1} Gather your supplies. The recipe we chose today was from Whole Foods. You will need 1 cup sea salt crystals, 1 cup epsom salts, 1 cup baking soda, 3/4 cup dried lavender, lavender, chamomile, and eucalyptus essential oils. (The dried lavender and essential oils can all be purchased at Whole Foods) You will also need jars, fabric and baker’s twine.

DIY Lavender Bath Salts, wedding and baby shower favors, Christmas gifts, do-it-yourself, handmade with love

{Step 2} Measure all of your dry ingredients in a bowl and mix together. Add your dried lavender, 5 drops lavender oil, 4 drops chamomile oil,  and 3 drops eucalyptus oil.  Mix together.

DIY Lavender Bath Salts, wedding and baby shower favors, Christmas gifts, do-it-yourself, handmade with love

DIY Lavender Bath Salts, wedding and baby shower favors, Christmas gifts, do-it-yourself, handmade with love

{Step 3} Spoon mixture into small jars. (We purchased our mini mason jars from Candle Soylutions and the daisy lids from TomKat Studio) Cut a piece of fabric the size of your jar’s opening with a little overhang. Ours was approximately 6-inches by 6-inches. We cut it with pinking shears to add a little decorative edge and it helps to prevent too much fraying of the fabric.

DIY Lavender Bath Salts, wedding and baby shower favors, Christmas gifts, do-it-yourself, handmade with love

DIY Lavender Bath Salts, wedding and baby shower favors, Christmas gifts, do-it-yourself, handmade with love

{Step 4} Before you wrap everything up, take a big, wonderful sniff of the bath salts. Go on, breathe deeply! Smells divine, right? You’re going to have to take my word for it until you make it. Sorry, we don’t offer smell-a-blog. Yet. ;)

DIY Lavender Bath Salts, wedding and baby shower favors, Christmas gifts, do-it-yourself, handmade with love

DIY Lavender Bath Salts, wedding and baby shower favors, Christmas gifts, do-it-yourself, handmade with love

{Step 5} Take the fabric swatch and place it over the jar. Take the lavender essential oil and place a few drops on the fabric. Secure the lid and tie with baker’s twine. Oh, how we love baker’s twine!

DIY Lavender Bath Salts, wedding and baby shower favors, Christmas gifts, do-it-yourself, handmade with love

DIY Lavender Bath Salts, wedding and baby shower favors, Christmas gifts, do-it-yourself, handmade with love

Voila! We had SO much fun making these simple gifts for Christmas last year that we went a little wild making them. Along with the Lavender Bath Salts, we also made Herbes de Provence Salt, Citrus Salt, and Vanilla Bean Sugar. See how we decorated them below!

DIY Lavender Bath Salts, citrus salt, wedding and baby shower favors, Christmas gifts, do-it-yourself, handmade with love

We used this recipe to dry the orange slices. Be careful with these. Don’t overcook, and don’t slice too thin, jusssst right. You may have to practice a few times. We speak from experience :)

DIY Lavender Bath Salts, citrus salt, herbes de provence salt, wedding and baby shower favors, Christmas gifts, do-it-yourself, handmade with love

DIY Lavender Bath Salts, citrus salt, herbes de provence salt, vanilla bean sugar, wedding and baby shower favors, Christmas gifts, do-it-yourself, handmade with love

DIY Lavender Bath Salts, vanilla bean sugar, wedding and baby shower favors, Christmas gifts, do-it-yourself, handmade with love

Inquiring minds will want to know, the purple jar is the lavender bath salts (the scoop is from The Container Store), the jar with the orange slice is the citrus salt, the teal jar is the vanilla bean sugar and the smaller jar is the herbes de provence salt. Go on, you know you want to go whip up some of these easy-peasy jars right now! And you don’t even have to be a DIY diva to do it! :)

Happy Crafting!

xoxo

Comments

  1. Now this is my kind of DIY! Something I can def. do. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I’m making something similar to this for Christmas gifts this year! LOVE !

  3. Okay, I just figured out what is going to be my hostess gift this year!!! These are so great! Beautiful photos too. :)

  4. Cute idea and lovely execution! I’ll bookmark this for later.

  5. OK maybe I’m being a little dense but to do the different types of salt – citrus etc do you just substitute the essential oils used????

    Are there any oils i need to always use because they act like a base???
    Really tempted to do some citrus ones for christmas but being on a budget I’d like to know i’m getting the right things first time!!!

    • Alexandra says:

      Hi Emma!

      If you wanted to do a citrus bath salt, then yes, you would substitute a citrus-y essential oil for the lavender, and use rind from the citrus of your choosing (i.e. orange, lemon, lime). The citrus salt we made, linked/referred to in the post is actually a kitchen salt!!! Which you wouldn’t want essential oils in ;) No base oils, just a couple drops of the essential oil you want the bath salt to smell like. You could do rosemary, lavender, orange, lemon, vanilla, etc. Make sense? Happy DIY-ing!!

      Warmly,
      Alexandra

  6. Monica says:

    How many jars did the lavender recipe end up making?

    • Alexandra says:

      Hi Monica,

      I would say about three jars that size (8oz) mason jar. Probably 1 1/2 for a regular size mason. Hope this helps!!

      Warmly,
      Alexandra

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