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Lavender Bath Soak

DIYChloe | Boxwood Ave.2 Comments

3 ingredient lavender bath soak is an easy way to save money while indulging!

Save money by making your own homemade bath soaks with lavender & essential oils. | boxwoodavenue.com

I love saving lavender and herbs from my garden to use throughout the year in DIY beauty products, holiday gifts, and winter recipes. Last year, I didn't thoroughly dry my lavender though, and it all. went. bad. 

I lifted the jar up and saw a moldy mess. I cried a little, and vowed not to make that mistake again! So this year, I have been diligent about drying my herbs correctly so that they are perfect for use during the colder months. 

Rather than rushing through the process, I took my time enjoying stringing the herbs with silk ribbon, hanging them from the beams in the chicken coop & placed on abandoned hooks in the kitchen which use to house display plates. I saved loads of sage (try this recipe if you also have an abundance of sage), and even some hydrangeas. 

Save money by making your own homemade bath soaks with lavender & essential oils. | boxwoodavenue.com

Aside from preserving garden herbs, I also enjoy taking long baths. It's something I've done since I was a little girl, and just can't break the habit. I spend at least an hour in the bath nearly every night. Lately, I have been enjoying adding homemade soaks with evaporated milk or olive oil to my baths. 

This is wonderful for two reasons: first, I know exactly what I'm spending an hour marinating my body in. I don't have to worry about any not-so-good-for- you ingredients. Second, it's very inexpensive. 

During the winter months, evaporated milk & oils help keep my skin moisturized during baths. Soaking in a hot bath nightly causes me to have pretty dry skin, but milk & grapeseed oil helps keep it feeling soft. You could use rose petals, sage, or any other herb, but lavender is so relaxing, I have to say, it's my favorite. 

Homemade Lavender Bath Soak

per jar

Instruction: 

Combine the milk, essential oil, and dried lavender buds in a small bowl and stir to combine. 

Transfer to a glass jar, and save for your next bath. Or, use a bit of twine and gift a jar to a neighbor or friend. 

Save money by making your own homemade bath soaks with lavender & essential oils. | boxwoodavenue.com

Do you have any nightly rituals? Let me know in the comments below!


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