Gather your ingredients and get ready to make a big batch of lavender rosemary bath salts! Let me warn you now, your house is going to explode with the relaxing scents while it dries overnight. 😊
For the liquid soap, I used Burt's Bees Baby Bee tear free bubble bath. For the body oil, I used Shea Moisture. It has raw Shea butter with Frankincense and Myrrh. Both of these are great for skin!
Mix together in a large metal bowl 3/4 cup liquid soap, 10 - 20 drops lavender oil (depends on how strong and pure your oil is), 1 drop red food coloring, 5 drops of blue food coloring, and rosemary.
You will have a blue-green mixture of soap, oil, and rosemary to set aside while you mixup the salt mixture. You will already start to smell the beautiful aroma of the lavender and rosemary! 😊
Mix 6 cups of Epsom salts with 6 Tablespoons of baking soda. Baking soda helps to clean the chlorine chemicals out of the water, and Epsom salts are wonderful for relaxing the muscles.
Now combine your salt mixture with your soap mixture and stir until you have your salts completely mixed in.
Your new mix should look something like this! A light, beautiful color with a relaxing aroma. Now you are ready for drying! This process will take 12-18 hours, depending on humidity! 😳
Prepare your flat cooking sheets by covering them with wax paper (you don't want these oils getting into your cooking pans, and it's easier to clean up). Spread the mix out on the pans, thin.
I like to make a batch in the afternoon and let it dry overnight. If you don't have enough flat cooking sheets you can substitute with trays (like I did). Anything flat will do.
Once the salt mixture has dried, take the back of a spoon and crush the salts until smooth. Make sure to crush any large clumps that may have formed during the drying process.
You can store the final product in mason jars, zip lock bags, or Tupperware. Basically, anything that will stay moisture proof in the bathroom. When ready to use, measure 1/4 - 1/2 cup to your bath.
Lavender rosemary bath salts also makes a great gift. I like shopping for old decanters, clean them up with pure Alcohol to remove any stains or white residue on the glass, and fill with salts.
In addition to the decanters I found at antique stores, I also used mason jars and small spoons. Mason jars can be found in the canning section at dept. stores. The wood spoons are at kitchen stores.
TIP: If you don't have a funnel to pour the salts in the decanters, cut the top off a soda bottle, turn upside down, and put it in the decanter to use as your funnel.