Having a bath is one of life’s luxuries. They’re not just about cleansing, they’re also about relaxation. Lighting some candles and setting up some music can really help – but using some bath salts can enhance your relaxation even more.
This lavender bath salts recipe is formulated with gorgeous coconut milk and lavender essential oil. This provides us ultra skin softening bath water and an aroma that will soothe even the busiest of minds. After a long hard day, what could be better?
We all deserve a little me time, and testing these bath salts could be the perfect excuse to take another soak in the tub!
But bath salts are more powerful than we all realize. They actually help support the health and appearance of our skin! Let’s take a deeper look.
Watch How To Make These Salts
Our Bathing Salts
The salts we’ve chosen for this recipe are fine sea salts. They’re easy to get your hands on, relatively inexpensive, and work fantastic in any bath salts recipe.
Sea salt is packed with skin-loving minerals, vitamins, and other nutrients that can nourish our skin. They’re deeply cleansing and detoxifying, helping to keep the skin clear and free of impurities.
Furthermore, they help to restore the natural PH balance of the skin and work to seal in moisture so our skin remains soft and supple for longer. I’ve noticed my skin is visibly more radiant when I use these.
As with all of our bath salt recipes, we’re pairing this with a little dendritic salt. These don’t have any benefit for our skin, but they will help to enhance the aroma of our essential oil, and help to keep the salts from clumping together.
The milk we’re using is powdered coconut milk. We like using this over ordinary milk powder, as powdered cow’s milk tends to have a yellow-like tint to it. This is fine, and works great, but will affect the look of your finished product. We also use coconut because it’s vegan, and therefore more suitable for everyone.
Coconut milk is fantastic at softening the skin. Its high vitamin C and E content, combined with its power to help restore skin elasticity make this a go-to option for our bath salts formula.
Furthermore, it’s suitable for all skin types, even sensitive ones! Although if you cannot use coconut for whatever reason, consider powdered goat’s milk instead. I find it’s a little better at softening the skin than cow’s milk, although I expect the finished product to look and smell slightly different.
Lovely Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender is perhaps the queen of all essential oils. This is because of how fantastic it is for our mind, skin, and body. It’s also very easy to get hold of and relatively inexpensive.
In fact, lavender is the best-selling essential oil in the world. Its combination of healing properties, antibacterial power, and abundance of antioxidants make this a fantastic oil for any skin type.
It also has a unique ability to shift the mind into a calm, tranquil state. Aromatherapy is more powerful than many of us realize! The lavender essential oil can even help to induce sleepiness. The perfect bathtime treat before bed! Don’t worry… it won’t make you fall asleep in the tub!
Lavender & Milk Bath Salts Recipe
- Mixing Bowl (Glass, Aluminium or PET)
- Spoon or Spatula
- Place the dendritic salt into a bowl. Add the fragrance oil and blend this in thoroughly.30 g Dendritic Salt, 3 g Lavender Essential Oil
- Next, add cornstarch to the dendritic salt mix. Try to soak in as much of the damp oiliness as possible so that we can protect the salt and milk powder from becoming wet.18 g Corn Starch
- Add the sea salt to the mix and stir again198 g Fine Sea Salt
- Now it's time to combine the milk powder with the rest of the ingredients.51 g Powdered Coconut Milk
- Spread the salts onto some baking parchment, and allow the salts to dry for 48 hours, stirring from time to time. Placing the baking parchment onto a baking tray or sheet is perfect for this.
- After 48 hours transfer to a clean air-tight container, ready for use.1 Cosmetic Jar
- Be sure to use only glass or PET plastic containers for holding the salts.
- Store in an airtight container & use this within 6 months.
How To Use Your Bath Salts
Using bath salts is super easy. You’ve probably used some before, and these are no different. Just throw a few teaspoons of bath salts into your tub while it is still running.
I add them while I’m running the bath because it gives the hot water a chance to break down some of the salt. This means they will start working from the moment you get in. I also find they’re a little sharp on the rear end if you don’t let them dissolve a little first.
You can add as much or as little as you like. Although, if your tub has water jets, it’s best to avoid using bath salts altogether. If your tub has air jets, this will be fine.
These bath salts are perhaps the most relaxing of any of the bath salts I’ve made before. I think a big part of it is the lavender essential oil. It’s just so deeply soothing for me. But you can use whatever essential oils work for you.
If you’re a morning person, and lucky enough to have the time to take a bath first thing, consider swapping the lavender out for distilled lemon essential oil. This will be very invigorating and stimulating for the mind, the perfect start to your day!
Taking these recipes and making them your own is probably the most fun and exciting part of finding a new diy recipe online. And we encourage you to do just that! You can swap out the milk for any type of milk that takes your fancy, and use whatever essential oil blend that works best for you.
If you have any issues or questions, don’t hesitate to let me know in the comments below. Also let me know if you enjoyed them, because I love to hear your crafting stories!