Bath salts. Bath salts are the most underrated spa treat out there in my opinion. They’re not colorful or flashy. They don’t fizz or bubble. But by golly do they make one luxurious bath experience!
These Lavender Milk bath salts have been a staple in this house for many years. The milk and oatmeal in this recipe make it incredibly soothing for irritated skin. And the lavender oil and epsom salt help settle an irritated mind. I feel like drifting off to sleep just writing about it…
If you’d like to jump straight to the printable recipe just scroll on down past the tutorial.
The first thing we’ll be doing is mixing together our small grained ingredients. This would be the baking soda, powdered milk and colloidal oatmeal. I like to use plain old powdered cows milk for this recipe but if you have allergies to cow’s milk protein you can always substitute this for powdered goat’s milk.
Also remember to pick yourself up some colloidal oatmeal. Blending regular oats won’t give you the same results. Colloidal oatmeal is smashed down with some serious industrial machines that turn it into this powdery-like consistency. Home ground oats will give you a grainy texture that won’t wash down the drain.
If your baking soda or oatmeal is clumpy, sift them first to help them blend together smoothly. All of the small grained dry ingredients in all their glory:
Once they are mixed well, add in your lavender essential oil. If you are new to the essential oil scene, there is no need to use MLM brand essential oils. Please don’t argue with me about this in the comments lol! Lots of ladies shy away from the incredible benefits of essential oils because of their price. Go to your local health foods store and ask one of the employees for a good brand recommendation from what they carry. You will find that most brands carried in store are a fraction of the price as their MLM counterparts.
Once you add in your lavender essential oil, give your ingredients a good mix together so that it is evenly dispersed throughout the dry ingredients.
Next we’ll be adding in our large grain ingredients – the sea salt and epsom salt. Epsom salt is one of the magic ingredients for this recipe because the magnesium helps to relax your muscles and soothe the mind. Coupling it with the lavender oil will send the busiest mind straight out to zen mode.
Sea salt is also another prime ingredient for any relaxing bath. It is known to relieve muscle stiffness and help detox the body. Make sure you grab yours in a larger grain. The smaller grains tend to sink to the bottom of the mix easier.
Give it all a good mix by hand then finish it off with your lavender buds.
That’s it! You’re now ready to bathe like a queen. Grab a quart sized mason jar and store it next to the tub. One batch should last you about 6-10 baths depending on how much you like to use.
Relax and detox with this soothing bath salt recipe.
- 10.5 oz Sea Salt , Large Grain
- 10 oz Epsom Salt
- 3 oz Colloidal Oatmeal
- 2.5 oz Baking Soda
- 1 oz Powdered Milk
- 0.1 oz Lavender Essential Oil
- 1 1/2 Tbsp Lavender Buds
- 1 Quart Sized Mason Jar
Sift and mix the colloidal oatmeal, baking soda and powdered milk.
Add lavender essential oil and blend until fully incorporated into the dry ingredients.
Add epsom salt and sea salt and mix together by hand with a mixing spoon.
Add lavender buds and mix by hand again.
Store in quart sized mason jar and use in a warm bath as desired.
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