1 – Boho Bath Salts Recipe: Peaceful Lavender Dream
- 1 cup Epsom salt
- 1/4 cup sea salt (Himalayan, Dead Sea, or Epsom)
- 1/4 cup dried lavender buds
- 10-15 drops lavender essential oil
- 5-7 drops frankincense essential oil
- Dried rose petals (optional, for extra flair)
- A glass jar or container with a lid for storage
- Prepare Your Space: Set up a clean and organized workspace. Make sure you have all your ingredients and tools ready.
- Combine Salts: In a mixing bowl, combine the Epsom salt and sea salt. Mix them well to ensure even distribution.
- Add Lavender Buds: Gently fold in the dried lavender buds into the salt mixture. Lavender buds will release a calming fragrance when they come into contact with warm water.
- Add Essential Oils: Add the lavender and frankincense essential oils to the mixture. These oils will provide relaxation and a touch of earthiness to your bath salts. Mix thoroughly to evenly distribute the oils.
- Incorporate Rose Petals (Optional): If you’re using dried rose petals, add them to the mixture. They will enhance the visual appeal of your bath salts and add a delicate fragrance.
- Test and Adjust: Take a moment to smell the mixture and assess the scent. If you desire a stronger aroma, you can add a few more drops of essential oils and mix well.
- Transfer to Container: Carefully pour your boho bath salts mixture into a glass jar or container with a lid. Ensure the lid is tightly closed to preserve the fragrance.
- Label and Decorate (Optional): Create a label for your bath salts jar with the name of the blend and any additional information you’d like to include. You can also decorate the jar with ribbons, twine, or other bohemian-inspired elements.
- Let It Set: Allow the bath salts to sit for a day or two. This will give the scents a chance to mingle and infuse the salts.
- Enjoy Your Bath: When you’re ready to use your boho bath salts, simply scoop a few tablespoons into a warm bath. Let the salts dissolve as you relax and soak in the soothing aroma.
Recipe 2: Refreshing Citrus Sugar Scrub
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup carrier oil (such as sweet almond oil or coconut oil)
- Zest of 1 lemon
- Zest of 1 orange
- 10-15 drops lemon essential oil
- 5-7 drops orange essential oil
- Airtight jar or container for storage
- Mix the Sugar and Zest: In a bowl, combine the granulated sugar with the lemon and orange zest. Mix well to evenly distribute the zest.
- Add Carrier Oil: Slowly pour in the carrier oil while stirring the sugar mixture. Keep mixing until the carrier oil is fully incorporated. The mixture should have a wet sand-like consistency.
- Incorporate Essential Oils: Add the lemon and orange essential oils to the mixture. Stir thoroughly to ensure the oils are evenly distributed and create a fragrant scrub.
- Check Consistency: If the scrub seems too dry, you can add a bit more carrier oil until you achieve your desired consistency.
- Transfer to Container: Carefully transfer the citrus sugar scrub into an airtight jar or container.
- Label and Store: Label the container and store the scrub in a cool, dry place. The scrub can be used on damp skin to exfoliate and invigorate your senses.
Recipe 3: Soothing Oatmeal Milk Bath
- 1 cup colloidal oatmeal (finely ground oats)
- 1/2 cup powdered milk (dairy or non-dairy)
- 1/4 cup Epsom salt
- 10-15 drops chamomile essential oil
- 5-7 drops lavender essential oil
- Airtight jar or container for storage
- Mix Dry Ingredients: In a bowl, combine the colloidal oatmeal, powdered milk, and Epsom salt. Mix well to create a uniform mixture.
- Add Essential Oils: Add the chamomile and lavender essential oils to the dry mixture. Stir gently to distribute the oils evenly.
- Blend Thoroughly: Use a spoon or your hands to blend the essential oils into the dry mixture. Break up any clumps and ensure the oils are well incorporated.
- Transfer to Container: Carefully transfer the soothing oatmeal milk bath mixture into an airtight jar or container.
- Label and Store: Label the container and store the bath mixture in a dry place. When you’re ready to use it, add a few scoops to warm bathwater. The oatmeal and milk will help soothe and moisturize your skin.
Remember that essential oils can be potent, so start with a small number of drops and adjust to your preference. Additionally, you can customize this recipe by using different dried herbs, flowers, or essential oils to create your own unique boho bath salts blends.
All of these recipes offer delightful homemade bath products that can be great for personal use or as thoughtful gifts for friends and family. Remember to perform a patch test on a small area of skin before using any new bath product, especially if you have sensitive skin or allergies. You can also check out our other blog post on making your own DIY anti aging cream