Lavender Bath Salts

If I look at something in the store and think ‘I could make that for a lot cheaper.’ Does it make me frugal or creative? 

I wanted to gift my bosses at work with a little something to say thank you for all the time, encouragement and support they’ve invested in me lately. As I was wandering the aisles at my local bulk food store looking for something that was a little nicer than just chocolate, I came across a jar full of lavender bath salts. It was beautifully packaged, and I picked it up and read the ingredients. I then thought – I reckon I could make this! So that’s what I did and with this recipe – now you can too! 


  • Epson Salts (375 g packet makes about 400ml of bath salts) 
  • Glass Jar (any size works, I used a 500 ml jar)
  • Essential Oil of choice
  • 2 tbsp Dried lavender
  • 2 tbsp rose petals 
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Wooden Spoon

Tip: I got my dried rose petals and lavender from my local bulk foods store. You don’t have to use rose and lavender – use whatever dried flora you like.


Step 1: Clean and dry glass jar.

Step 2: Place Epson salts into a mixing bowl. 

Step 3: Add 6 – 8 drops of essential oil of choice (I used lavender). If you like a strong scent, use more.

Step 4: Using a wooden spoon, stir to combine. 

Step 5: Ensuring that jar is completely dry, pour Epson salt mixture into jar, leaving about 5cm spare at the top. 

Step 6: Add dried lavender and rose petals to top of jar. 

Step 7: Seal and add ribbon around the neck of bottle. 

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