Hello mid August. This time of year, we are still in the middle of a heat wave. Juicy peaches, delicate figs and melon are still all we can find in the market. And yet, everyone on my friends list is talking about Fall. While I wont be enjoying any pumpkin spiced lattes soon, I will indulge in a hot floral bath any time of year.
Welcome to floral bath salts, the merging of summer and fall.
Where we want the cozy of Autumn baths, but lingering taste of the soft, bright florals that will fade away into the rich tones of fall and winter.
Making bath salts is a beautiful, simple ritual. Having a little jar and scoop dedicated to your soak is an absolute must. Go all out on your jar. As I type this I’m thinking of browsing on web for a beautiful crystal top one for myself.
It’s no shocker that I have endless dried flowers in my home waiting to be used with loved. Jars with bamboo lids of flowers of spring. This year in quarantine solidified the belief that Spring is my favorite season. The way the world halted and closed right as nature bloomed so beautifully was a gift I will never forget. Spending each day outside with my little loves learning to love what nature provides was possibly a once in a lifetime experience.
This bath salt recipe isn’t just a beautiful gift for your home, it makes a wonderful, affordable gift for your loved ones.
In this post I link everything you need to gift the most dreamy floral meadow in a bottle.
I made these last night, and what I loved about them was soaking in them in my tub, with my beeswax candle lit and the room freshly saged – I felt far more relaxed than I did at the spa all last week in on my trip Switzerland. Being home in my tub allowing my body and mind to unwind was actually so much better. Who would’ve thought?
Floral bath salts ingredients
Nourishing oil of choice. I used calendula oil.
Essential oils of choice. The dried flowers give a beautiful natural floral scent, so this is completely optional. I added 10 drops of lavender, just for good measure. Or realistically, because I add lavender to everything in this life. And lavender has a calming impact on me. As always, I use Young Living essential oils as they meet our standards. If you want to try a bottle of lavender by Young Living, go ahead and contact me. Or read more on our oils here.
Base of the bath soak:
Epsom salt is an ingredient used in a soak to treat minor aches and pains. It’s thought to soothe tired muscles and reduce swelling.
Baking soda or sodium bicarbonate is a household staple with many different uses, including baking. Adding baking soda to a bath may help detox the body or relieve itching, irritation, or infections.
I enjoy getting what ingredients I can from this company “pure”: I love their sustainable packaging. I’ll be buying their products whenever it’s an option.
If you’ve ever read anything by me, you know I infuse everything with flowers. I used everything I had on hand. Here’s why you may want some of these in your pantry too:
Calendula: The flower petals of the calendula are a healing and soothing botanical used for centuries to treat wounds, cuts and abrasions. They are used frequently in skincare infusions. Calendula is also handy to have around to seep as tea when you have a sore throat.
Lavender buds: We always have 100% raw lavender flowers from the fields of southern France. Lavender relaxes your body and mind, and as far as I’m concerned – you can enhance any recipe with lavender. They are perfect to have in your home apothecary as they make wonderful gift sachets for friends and family.
Chamomile flowers: We are never without chamomile as it’s my little loves favorite “sleepy time” tea. Chamomile helps promote sleep and supports the immune system when it’s used in tea. However, in your bath it can reduce muscle spasm and even ease cramps. It’s also beneficial for cuts, wound and various skin conditions.
Rose petals: Roses are notoriously good for your health because they provide various vitamins, antioxidants and minerals. Roses are high in vitamin C and add a beautiful aroma to your bath. We are quite literally never without roses (fresh and dried)
Ways to package your bath salts like a gift:
There are several ways to package these gorgeous floral bath salts.
Glass jar – A glass jar will hold the most bath salts. A perfect choice for a REALLY special person.
Test tube – A lovely, classy way to gift these beautiful floral bath salts. They come in a back of 30 and are a great choice for coworkers or as a teacher appreciation gift.
Tea bag – A great way to gift a lot of people a small sample of your floral bath salts.
Want to share the recipe with the person you’re gifting to? Print this graphic as a 4×6 or 5×7 print on quality cardstock.
These would be perfect for a “make and take” self-care focused gathering.
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Looking for more ways to include flowers in your self-care regime? Check out: Homemade non toxic rose milk bubble bath &Slow infused healing dandelion and rose petal carrier oil for rollers, lotions, soaps and lip balm
I hope you enjoy making this lovely soak! I’m so happy to have some to gift.