How To Make Lavender Bath Salts For A Relaxing Soak After A Long Day Of Gardening Custom

Easy Homemade Bath Salts Recipe

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 as part of the Natural Skincare Series.

How to make a super simple lavender bath salts recipe



How to Make Bath Salts
Make it!
1. Fill each mason jar about halfway full of the Epsom salts.
2. Add just 10-15 drops of essential oil, replace lid, and shake.
3. Remove the lid again, add 1 tablespoon of dried lavender flowers, replace lid and shake (again).

How to make lavender bath salts for a relaxing soak after a long day of gardening

4. Add more Epsom salts to full the jar and then (you guessed it) replace the lid and shake shake shake.
5. Optional: download and print these freebie canning labels to dress up the jars.
Lavender Bath Salts Recipe in beautiful vintage jars

Love lavender?

Me too!
Check out all of the crafts and projects that can be done with just a few backyard lavender plants:

About the Author : Stephanie RoseAn artistic gardener aiming to feed the body & soul through an urban potager garden & a community veggie plot in Vancouver.View all posts by Stephanie Rose

  1. Shelley@2jacs
    [email protected]December 16,11

    I love this idea…I was looking for a recipe and you came to the rescue! Awesome!

  2. Sharon
    SharonDecember 20,11

    Just last night I noticed the Lavender epsom salts at the pharmacy but it was twice the price of the plain. I figured I should be able to make it and then today there’s your recipe. Great, thanks. Your website looks great. I’ll be a regular visitor!

  3. Honey
    HoneyDecember 21,11

    Thanks for your recipe for the lavender salts! Sounds lovely and easy to make!

    Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday!

  4. Sherry
    SherryDecember 21,11

    Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home and have a very Merry Christmas!

  5. Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage
    Liz @ The Brambleberry CottageDecember 22,11

    Thanks for sharing the recipe. I like making things myself. It’s a surefire way to know exactly what ingredients are in the product. ;)

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday again this week, and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

  6. Mrs. Delightful
    Mrs. DelightfulDecember 27,11

    Great idea! I looking forward to trying it.

    ~Mrs. Delightful

  7. Aimee
    AimeeJanuary 2,12

    Easiest thing ever! Inexpensive to make, too! I made and gave away several jars of bath salts thanks to your post! (and I’ve taken a few baths myself.) :) Great way to create luxury without a high price tag. :)

  8. Natasha
    NatashaJanuary 7,12

    love these!!!

    Thanks for linking up to Serenity Saturday Link Party, hope to see you there again this week

    Natasha xx

  9. Mari
    MariMay 9,12

    I highlighted this wonderful recipe on my little blog at Thanks!

  10. ginger
    gingerJuly 19,12

    I can’t wait to try make this for my 13 year old daughter! She just started reading about the benefits of Epsom salts- we don’t have any but I do have essential lavender oil so she took a bath the other night w/ just the oil. But I do have a question…What are the instructions for usage? For a person who has never used bath salts, one wouldn’t know if they are to use the entire jar or just a few tablespoons…?? Thanks!!!

    • Stevie
      StevieJuly 19,12

      Hi Ginger, use 1/2 cup to 1 cup in a warm bath. Stay in the bath for 20 minutes. Thanks for stopping by!

  11. Kathy
    KathyJuly 22,12

    Other than lavendar, what else can be used? My daughter is allergic to lavendar.

    • Stevie
      StevieJuly 22,12

      There are so many good choices. The best bet is to check out a supplier of essential oils and pick out some you like. Try jasmine, ylang ylang, rose or geranium in combinations. Or get a sampler pack and add a few drops to suit your moods (citrus and mint scents are energizing and good for early in the day). Here is a sampler with common scents (although it does also include lavender) and here is a larger set

  12. denisse
    denisseNovember 7,12

    I have one question for you, where do you buy the dried lavender? Thank You.

  13. Karen L K
    Karen L KDecember 22,14

    About how much epsom salt would you use for making this?

  14. Stephanie
    StephanieDecember 22,14

    Hi Karen, it really depends on how much you want to make. Epsom salts make up 99% of the volume so if you plan to fill an 8oz jar you would need 8oz.

    • Karen L K
      Karen L KJune 26,16


  15. Melissa
    MelissaApril 4,15

    Hi, Stephanie! I’m enjoying your site – great ideas and beautiful photos! I’m creating a digital magazine for teachers and I would like to include your photo of bath salts (the one at the top of this post) along with a link to the blog post. I’m trying to finish this issue today (sorry for the late notice!). If I don’t hear from you today, maybe it could be included in the next issue (it’s quarterly). Thank you!
    Teacher Treasure Hunter

  16. Alexa~FurnishMyWay
    Alexa~FurnishMyWayApril 21,15

    Lovely post! I adore bath salts a lot. I also love the smell of lavender. This would make a great DIY gift idea as well! Great post!

  17. Robin
    RobinJune 5,15

    I have a few lavender bushes, so I can’t wait to try this. One question about the lavender buds in the salts-do you let them drain after bathing, any problem with them clogging the drain pipes? Thank you and your photos are beautiful!

  18. Stephanie
    StephanieJune 5,15

    Hi Robin, thanks for the compliment! I don’t have issues with them clogging the drain but to eliminate the issue all together, you could pour the bath salts and flowers into a small muslin bag and run that under the water like a tub tea. That would be mess free and you could compost the flowers after and reuse the bag.

    • Stephanie
      StephanieOctober 12,16

      Hi, I was wondering can you use extracts like peppermint or vanilla instead of essential oils?

      • Stephanie Rose
        Stephanie RoseOctober 13,16

        Hi Stephanie, I haven’t tried it and I can’t recommend it but I have heard that some people have done it. Extract is usually made by steeping herbs or vanilla beans in alcohol for an extended period of time. Essential oil squeezed from the ingredient itself. I can’t imagine that it could cause you any harm but you may need to use much more to get the same sent. If you try it, please let us know what you think.

  19. Sam
    SamNovember 12,15

    I recently heard that Epsom salts have lead in them! do you know anything about this???

    • Stephanie Rose
      Stephanie RoseNovember 12,15

      I haven’t heard that. Where did you get the information? I would love to read more about it!

  20. Ope
    OpeMay 21,16

    Thank you so much for this. We are going to experiment this and other beautiful ideas on this site.

  21. Sharon
    SharonNovember 16,16

    Nice and simple bath salt recipe, and I like the look of the lavender.

  22. divya sharma
    divya sharmaMarch 3,17

    A perfect post for me because I love lavender. I love its fragrance. Thank you so much for providing all these tips to look naturally beautiful. Oh my god Ur tips are really amazing and I can’t stop myself to try them. Thanks again for sharing this blog.

  23. maira
    mairaMarch 9,17

    I love Lavender. Thanks for shasring

  24. Neha
    NehaMarch 10,17

    MY daughter love this. Thanks for sharing.

  25. DIVYA
    DIVYAMarch 10,17

    I love this blog. I become great fan of yours after reading this blog because I am a great fan of lavender. Thank you so much for sharing this blog.

  26. pallavi
    pallaviMarch 31,17

    This is really amazing. I like it. Thanks for this sharing wonderful article.

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    LindaXAugust 9,17

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