Homemade Mother’s Day Gift: Lavender Bath Salts

This could possibly be the easiest homemade gift idea ever, with the exception of gluing pom poms to a piece of paper and saying “Happy Mother’s Day”! Trust me, lavender bath salts will be much better received than the pom pom thing.
Why make bath salts for a hard working mama? It’s excellent for chronic pain, workout aches, tired muscles, and creating soft skin. Plus the lavender scent helps induce sleep.
Start with your favorite essential oils (I used lavender): I recommend Young Living Lavender Essential Oil. Have you experienced these amazing oils? Hop on over to my blog(http://makinglemonadeblog.com/young-living/) to learn all about how they can be a game changer for your health (and sanity!).
Epson salt: from any pharmacy or Saltworks (they were really good).
Scoops: from Walmart or a kitchen store.
Glass Jar: small jars at The Dollar Store or medium to larger ones at Walmart.
Ready to mix it all together? Let's go. Pour the salt in the bowl. Add in lots of essential oil (you can start with a little, and continue to add until you achieve the right scent level for you), and stir.
Pour into the glass jar and add the scoop. {note that you can actually do steps 1-3 right in the jar if you are using a big one like mine. but that would be TOO easy, right?}
See? Isn’t that easy? It’s like giving permission to your favorite mom to take a nice, hot relaxing bath. Maybe throw in a bottle of wine or a book stand for the tub and someone will think you are the best daughter ever.
Carrie MakingLemonade
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  • BarbM BarbM on May 19, 2014
    I just add the drops of oil to the bath and then the salt right to the bath water. This way you can change every night the oil to what you feel like using that day!