DIY LAVENDER FIZZY BATH SALTS: Nature's perfect remedy for much more than sore muscles.



You've heard of fizzy bath bombs. But have you heard of fizzy bath salts? They're a fun twist on traditional bath salts and fizzy bombs, but much easier to make than bombs. Epsom salt baths are well known as a natural remedy for various aches, pains and other ailments. When you combine the almost magical properties of epsom salt with lavender, which has its own soothing properties, along with a couple other skin tingling ingredients, you get a bottled spa experience. Just add water and you'll see what I mean! 

Why Epsom salts?

Did you know, epsom salt is not really salt? It's actually a mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate. These minerals are absorbed easily through the skin. When we soak in a warm bath that contains dissolved epsom salt, we experience many health benefits. For one thing, our magnesium levels replenish in our bodies. Magnesium can help muscle and nerve function, reduce inflammation, relieve pain, promote relaxation, and even promote a more pleasant mood by increasing serotonin levels in the brain. Sulfate, the other mineral in epsom salt, is equally beneficial. Sulfate is likewise readily absorbed by the skin and helps detox our bodies by flushing out toxins and heavy metals from our cells. 

Doesn't reading all that make you want to go take an espom salt bath right now? Well, you're in luck. Today I'm going to show you how to make a fun, fizzy version of this well known remedy!


How to make all-natural Lavender Fizzy Bath Salts...


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Supplies

3 cups epsom salt (available at any grocery store)
25 drops lavender essential oil
2 cups baking soda (available at any grocery store)

You might also want...

9 8-ounce milk bottles (optional)
9 vintage key charms (optional) *
9 labels (punched from card stock) (optional)
9 pieces of string about 8 inches long (optional)

* I found my vintage-look keys at a local craft store. The link provided above leads to some key charms that look slightly different, but would work just as well. Sorry, I tried to find an exact match, but couldn't. 

Instructions

Step 1: Combine epsom salt and essential oil. You will need a bowl that is completely free of moisture. (Throughout this process, you will need to avoid getting any water in your mix, as the citric acid and baking soda react to each other when they come into contact with water). Place the epsom salt in a large dry metal or glass bowl. Add the essential oil and work it in thoroughly with a fork. (You may think of the essential oil as moisture, but it isn't the same as water and therefore won't cause the same reaction). 


Step 2: Add the baking soda. Combine the baking soda with the scented epsom salt. Use a whisk or a slotted spoon to sift the salt and baking soda together until they're thoroughly combined. 


(I have this antique slotted spatula type thing that works super well for sifting together all kinds of dry powders. I use it for things like making bath salts, as well as for mixing my ready-made mixes for my pantry). 


Step 3: Add the citric acid. Be sure that your hands are completely dry in this step, to prevent adding any moisture to your mix. Caution: Citric acid is an acid (in case you hadn't put that together yet). That means, if you have any cuts or abrasions on your hands it will sting! Notice the fine dust on the edge of the bowl below. Citric acid is easily spread into the air. It can be irritating to breathe, making some people cough or sneeze. It isn't toxic or harmful at all, but you may want to take precautions, you may want to wear gloves or use a face mask of some kind.) 


Step 4: Bottle the magic. Using a funnel, or a piece of card stock rolled like a cone, fill your bottles with the bath salts. If you're not using milk bottles, choose some other glass jars or containers that will seal with an air-tight seal. You don't want moisture working its way into your salts from the air, or your salts could compact. (When it comes time to use them, if you do discover that they don't immediately pour loosely from the container, simply insert a pencil or something and stir them up to loosen them and they should pour right out). Place an air-tight lid on each bottle. Best if used within 3 months.


If you're planning to decorate your milk bottles with gift tags and keys, as suggested, now is the time to do it!


Tell me what you think about this...

I found these sweet vintage keys in the scrapbook supplies section at my local craft store. Besides planning to use these bottles of luxury myself, I plan to also give some as gifts. You may have noticed I've left my gift tags blank. I thought it would be cute to write something like:
"The key to relax is a lavender fizzy bath"
or how about this one... 
"Need to unwind? Unlock some relaxation with a lavender fizzy bath"
or this one...
"All locked up? Relax with a lavender fizzy bath"
Do you have another idea? Please share it! I'd love to hear your brilliant ideas in the comments below.


Do you have a cute saying as a play on words that could be used with the vintage keys on my bottles? I'd really love to hear it! Please comment below.

Until next time...


Joy--Fearless Farm Girl,

"Farm girl: it's a verb, because it's what you do."



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14 comments:

  1. Very nice and I love your sayings! :)

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  2. Made some today for myself I plan to make as gifts for the holidays

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    1. Yay! I'm exciting that you made this, and that you liked enough to make as gifts to give away. I plan to do the same this year. :)

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    2. Yay! I'm exciting that you made this, and that you liked enough to make as gifts to give away. I plan to do the same this year. :)

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  3. Lovely, I like to try. Thanks a lot. :)

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  5. My daughters and I made some today. It smells wonderful. How much to I use for my daughter? For her feet and bath?

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    1. Hi! Yippee, you made this :-) As far as how much to use, we dump the whole bottle in for a bath, kids and adults alike. As far a foot soak, you could probably use 1/4 to 1/2 of the bottle. Enjoy!

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  6. Excellent read!!
    Nature always best.

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  7. would you consider adding lavender flowers to the mix?

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