Easy DIY Lavender Bath Salts {Christmas Gift Idea} 10

Easy DIY Lavender Bath Salts {Christmas Gift Idea}

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Are you looking for a kid-made Christmas gift idea? How about something that you and your child can make together for their teacher? Or, maybe you’re looking to do a mommy & me spa date? Whatever the case may be, these easy DIY lavender bath salts are perfect for a kid-made Christmas gift. Or for anytime of the year. 

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Why use lavender for bath salts?

As one of the most loved aromatic herbs, lavender has been cultivated and used throughout the centuries. In ancient times, the Egyptians used lavender in incense and perfume and it was even used in the mummification process. The Arabs, Greeks and Romans used lavender as an offering to their gods.

As an essential oil in today’s society, lavender is used, both internally and topically, for a number of conditions:

– Aromatic (a most popular fragrance)
– carminative (to relieve flatulence)
– antibacterial
– antiseptic
– nervine (to calm the nerves)
– expectorant
– stimulant
– cosmetic
– antispasmodic

The calming properties of lavender

Both humans and animals, when inhaling lavender, experience a sedative effect that closely favors the calming effect of the geranium and peppermint plants. This is probably the reason why these aromatic herbs are favored for a variety of uses from treating depression and sleep disorders to treating premenstrual syndrome.

Lavender beauty and bath products, to be used for external purposes only, are often available in gift baskets. A wonderful gift for any occasion, lavender is sure to be appreciated by all who receive it. In addition to its use in aromatherapy products and treatments, lavender may be used to specifically treat depression.

So, for your stressed out teacher or mom? Lavender bath salts are the perfect gift.

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How to Make Lavender Bath Salts

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Supply List

1 ½ cup Epsom salt

10 to 25 drops essential oil

Food or soap coloring, optional

Jars with lids

Note: Make this extra special by adding flower petals, dried flowers, or citrus zest.

Step-by-step Instructions

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  1. Add Epsom salt to a gallon size freezer bag.
  2. To the salt, add drops of essential oil. Seal the bag and shake well.
  3. If desired, add 3 to 6 drops of food coloring. Seal the bag and knead the salts until the color is evenly distributed. Be aware that too much food coloring can cause the salts to harden over time.
  4. Transfer salts to decorative jars and seal.

 

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Kori is an autistic mom who also happens to have ADHD and Anxiety. She is currently located in Albany, NY where she is raising a neurodivergent family. Her older daughter is non-speaking autistic (and also has ADHD and Anxiety) and her youngest daughter is HSP/Gifted. As an empath, HSP, and highly intuitive individual, Kori brings her own life experiences as an autistic woman combined with her adventures in momming to bring you the day-to-day of her life at home. Kori provides life coaching services for neurodivergent women (and those who identify as women) as well as Oracle card reading, Tarot card readings, and energy healing.
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