How To Make Natural Bath Products With Healing Herbs

Lavender Bath Salts

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If you are a keen gardener, or perhaps have access to the fruits of someone else’s garden, then you could have the ingredients to make wonderful bath and other products for yourself. What could be better than at the end of a long, tiring day to have a good soak in the bathtub with your very own traditional bath salts followed by an enriching hand treatment made by you with vitamin E and your favorite healing herbs?

How To Make Herbal Bath Salts

You will need a quarter cup of natural coarse sea salts (not processed salt), a quarter cup of Epsom salts plus three quarters of a cup of fresh herbs. Combine them all together and put in a muslin drawstring bag or pop into the foot of an old pair of stockings or pantihose and tie in a knot. Run your bathwater and drop in your parcel of bath salts for a few minutes before you get in yourself. Then relax and enjoy.

For your fresh healing herbs for the bath salts, you could choose a combination from the following suggestions:

Basil to give you a lift by stimulating and energizing you.

Chamomile to relax you by soothing and calming you.

Clary sage to relax you by inducing a sense of well-being and strength.

Lavender to help you unwind by relieving both your body tension and any aches and pains.

Lemon grass to leave you uplifted and energized after that long day by relieving aches and pains.

Peppermint to refresh and revive you by also relieving aches and pains.

Rose geranium to relax you with its nurturing effect.

Rosemary to revive and stimulate you by deep cleansing and improving your circulation.

I would suggest that you choose three different herbs that complement each other so that you achieve the same desired result from all three. You do not want one herb relaxing you while the other is pulling in the opposite direction to stimulate you!

How To Make A Soothing Homemade Hand Cream

When your bath is over and you are warm, relaxed and wrapped up in your dressing gown, treat your hands to this lovely natural homemade hand cream which you can massage in for several minutes until it is fully absorbed.

Simmer together 1 cup of fresh lavender flowers and leaves with a cup of aqueous cream in a double boiler for some twenty minutes. Strain and put in a liquidizer or blender along with 3 teaspoons vitamin E oil (you can open and empty vitamin E capsules for this), one and a half cups of cooled boiled water or distilled water, two tablespoons of almond oil and one teaspoon pure lavender essential oil.

Blend or mix together for two minutes and then spoon into a sterilized jar and seal, ready for use.

Time for some “me” time so go ahead and pamper yourself naturally with these simple bath salts and this nourishing hand treatment.

About The Author: 

Jane Chitty writes regularly for Healing Natural Oils, a producer and retailer of high-quality, all-natural treatments for a variety of conditions (including acne, arthritis, moles, warts, skin tags and many more). Jane lives in Cape Town, South Africa, but is able to spend some time in both the USA and the UK because of close family living there. She loves to compare natural treatments and lifestyles – especially in the areas of health, green living and nutrition – in these three very different countries. Her daily posts can be found at

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  1. Great post! I love making homemade remedies. The lotion is perfect to make for work and if you need to calm down the lavender leaves are perfect! I am going to go purchase these materials today and try it out at home. Thank you for sharing Jane!

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