DIY Lavender Rose Bath Soak

This quick and easy DIY lavender rose bath soak turns a regular bath into a relaxing, spa-like experience. Make a batch and treat yourself to an indulgent soak or package the mix into cute jars to give as a gift.

DIY lavender rose bath soak in a small mason jar.

Happy Valentine’s Day! I have a special treat for you and it doesn’t involve anything chocolatey. If you’re in the mood for that, you can check out these amazing chocolate truffles or this paleo chocolate coconut tart, but today’s post isn’t about food. It’s about self care!

One of my favorite ways to practice self care is taking 30 minutes 2-3 times a week to take a relaxing bath. I had completely forgotten about taking baths for a while and just recently got back in the habit, out of necessity, taking epsom salt baths to help soothe sore muscles. But once I started back, I was quickly reminded just how relaxing and rejuvenating baths can be. I love soaking in the warm water while reading a book (or scrolling through Instagram). <— And yes I know having my phone in the tub is a horrible idea, but I still do it occasionally.

Mixing oats with epsom salt for a DIY bath soak

DIY lavender rose bath soak ingredients in a mixing bowl.

Bath soaks are amazing at relieving tension and relaxing tight muscles. If you have trouble falling asleep at night, I highly recommend trying an evening bath with this lavender rose bath soak or even just epsom salt and a few drops of lavender essential oil.

DIY lavender rose bath soak in a glass bowl with a white spoon.

This particular bath soak is uber relaxing and soothing on several levels.

  • Oatmeal calms and soothes irritated and/or dry skin.
  • Epsom salt provides a whole host of benefits and can help with muscle recovery, wound healing, circulation and more.
  • The dried lavender and rose petals both have skin soothing benefits and of course, they also provide a lovely floral fragrance.

DIY lavender rose bath soak in a small mason jar.

Plus, the mixture is so gorgeous with its shiny salt crystals and specks of pink and purple throughout.

Overhead shot of two mason jars with DIY lavender rose bath soak.

So, if you need me I’ll be in the tub soaking with a few candles and a a good book… or my phone. 😉

PS — When using this soak, I highly recommend putting it into a muslin bag or mesh sachet rather than dumping the mixture into the tub with you. I took one for the team and experimented with this and it was kind of a mess. Plus having to clean the tub afterwards totally killed my zen vibe.

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Dried lavender, oats, and rose petals with bath salt in two jars.

DIY Lavender Rose Bath Soak


  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2

Description

This quick and easy DIY lavender rose bath soak turns a regular bath into a relaxing, spa-like experience. Make a batch and treat yourself to an indulgent soak or package the mix into cute jars to give as a gift.  


Ingredients

  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup epsom salt
  • 2 Tablespoons dried rose petals
  • 2 Tablespoons dried lavender
  • lavender essential oil*

Instructions

  1. Place oats in a blender or food processor and process for 20-30 seconds, until oats turn into oat flour.
  2. Add epsom salt, processed oats, rose petals and dried lavender into a mixing bowl. Toss to combine. Divide mixture in half and store in a cute containers or muslin bags.
  3. When ready to take a bath add about 1 cup of the mixture into a muslin bag, pull the drawstring, submerge the bag into the warm water and let steep like a bag of loose leaf tea. You can also pour the bath soak directly into the tub, but it’s kind of messy and not super relaxing to have to clean the tub after your bath.

Notes

*If you want a more powerful scent, you can add a few drops of lavender essential oil to the mixture.
**I bought my lavender and dried rose petals from the bulk bins at our local natural market, but you can also find them online.

  • Category: Natural Beauty
  • Method: DIY
  • Cuisine: n/a

Keywords: Rose Bath Soak

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    7 comments
    1. Maple H
      October 23, 2020 AT 4:56 pm

      Tysm , i’m making Christmas gifts for the fam and this will do great!.

    2. Tara | Treble in the Kitchen
      February 15, 2017 AT 11:06 am

      LOVE a good bath soak!! Pinned to make sometime soon!

    3. Katie @ Live Half Full
      February 14, 2017 AT 9:35 pm

      Ah I feel more relaxed all ready! I love baths so much that we just remodeled our bathroom to include a huge, clawfoot tub. 🙂

    4. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel
      February 14, 2017 AT 6:21 pm

      Such a genius idea!

    5. Izzy | pinch of delight
      February 14, 2017 AT 1:25 pm

      Looks so pretty!
      I hope you had an amazing day. x
      Izzy -https://pinchofdelight.wordpress.com

    6. alyssa @ lifeofblyss.com
      February 14, 2017 AT 11:42 am

      HAPPY BIRTHDAY, my love! You’re right — this came out beautifully, and I bet it smells even better than it looks! <3

    7. Bethany
      February 14, 2017 AT 9:11 am

      Great idea! I used to take ice baths after long runs (not relaxing but helped with recovery) and would put my phone in a Ziploc/zipper seal bag. The touch screen works through the plastic and no worries if I dropped it!
      PS – Happy birthday!!!

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