Liven up your dull, dry winter skin by soaking in the sea without having to wait for summer! These natural lavender scented bath salts are a luxurious addition to your bath water with all the benefits of the ocean. The addition of soothing coconut milk powder gives dry skin an extra treat. Not a fan of baths? Simply mix this with your favorite moisture rich oil – olive, rice bran, sesame, jojoba, etc. – and use it as a salt scrub in the shower!
Natural Lavender & Coconut Milk Bath Salts Recipe
2 oz. fine grain sea salt
2 oz. fine grain mineral sea salt
1 oz. coconut milk powder (or sub with colloidal oatmeal or goat milk powder)
2.5 ml lavender essential oil (or essential oil of choice)
1 Tablespoon lavender flowers, optional
1 teaspoon rose kaolin clay (or white kaolin/cosmetic clay)
This recipe is designed to make just one 6 oz. container of bath salts, however, you can double, triple or even quadruple the recipe if you like.
For this particular recipe I purchased my salts from my local co-op. The mineral salts, also called true salt, is a lovely natural pink with flecks of black due to the high mineral content. You can easily sub with your favorite type of salt whether you choose to use dead sea salt or even Epsom salt. Likewise the coconut milk powder can be subbed with colloidal oatmeal or goat milk powder to better suit your personal taste or skin care needs.
You can buy coconut milk powder as well as rose kaolin clay online at Wholesale Supplies Plus.
I like the rose kaolin clay for the lovely pink tint which is perfect if you’re making these as handmade Valentine’s Day gifts, but regular white kaolin or cosmetic clay is essentially the same thing.
To make your bath salts, simply weigh out the salts and coconut milk powder using a digital kitchen scale into a large glass bowl. Then measure out the clay and flowers and add to the salt mixture. Finally, using a transfer pipette, measure out the essential oil and add to the other ingredients, then mix well until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.
For more natural homemade skin care recipes, be sure to follow my DIY Bath & Body board on Pinterest. Or if you’re looking for homemade Valentine’s Day gift ideas, follow my DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts board.