Making fragrant jars of homemade bath salts couldn’t be easier. In vintage Mason jars, bath salts look beautiful on display and make wonderful gifts. Here is a recipe to make your own in just a few simple steps.
How to Preserve Lavender’s Color as it Dries
Lavender has plenty of healing and cleansing properties, making it the perfect addition to a jar of bath salts. I also love how beautiful lavender buds look in a clear jar of bath salts, especially if I want to present it to someone as a gift. Sometimes when lavender dries it turns gray or brown, but there are a few things you can do to help the buds keep their pretty purple color.
Choose One of These Varieties
Any lavender can be harvested and dried for use, but Purple Bouquet, Royal Purple, and Folgate lavenders hold their color especially well as they dry out.
Harvest at the Right Time
Cut your lavender from the plant just before the blooms open for the best color. I like to leave at least some blooms to open in the garden for the bees, though.
I like to keep my lavender (and my lavender bath salts) in a clear glass jar, but exposing the dried buds to light will make them lose their color, so keep the jar of lavender hidden away in a dark cupboard or drawer.
Lavender Bath Salts Recipe
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