We have so much lavender and rosemary growing in our front yard, and I've been hatching a plan all fall to use these plants for Christmas gifts. Making homemade bath salt is easy, and once you make it, you'll never buy store bought bath salts again.
If you decide to use fresh herbs as I did, you will want to first dry the herbs for this recipe. To dry rosemary and lavender, first strip the needles from the rosemary stems. Place the rosemary needles and lavendar blooms on a sheet pan in an oven set to 225 degrees F. and heat for approximately 2 hours, or until the herbs are completely dried.
3/4 cup Epsom salt
1/2 cup Dead Sea salt
1 tablespoon dried rosemary
1 tablespoon dried lavender buds
1 tablespoons safflower oil
1/8 teaspoon Vitamin E oil
8 to 10 drops of lavender essential oil
Yield: 12 oz.
Instructions: Combine ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Transfer to an airtight container, and allow it to rest for a couple of days. This will give the herbs time to infuse the salts with their aroma. Add a handful of bath salts to warm bath water. Relax and enjoy!