After a bumper crop of lavender this year, I have far too many dried bunches hanging up in the loft just waiting for me to do something with them. And when I came across this pretty bottle at the Braderie in Lille earlier this month, I knew exactly what would go in it. Homemade lavender bath salts!
On this gorgeous, hot and sunny Cornish afternoon, I took all my bath salt ingredients out to the garden and worked outside. I used pure Dead Sea salt and added some drops of lavender essential oil. I like mine very lavender-y, so I added quite a bit, but you can use as much or as little as you like. Then I added some of my dried lavender and that was it!
You don’t have to use Dead Sea salt – ordinary sea salt from the supermarket will do. And it doesn’t have to be lavender. Use whatever scent essential oil you prefer. I think rose, with some dried rose petals in it, would be nice. Or, for something less floral, use rosemary oil with a bit of dried rosemary in it. That would be lovely!
I’m going to be selfish and keep this bottle for myself, but it would make an excellent Christmas present. I might have a look around some local car boot sales to see if I can find more pretty jars or bottles.