Lavender Bath Soak

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Posted: 01/10/2017·
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3 ingredient lavender bath soak is an easy way to save money while indulging!

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. 

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, lavender bath soak is my favorite. 

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

DIY Lavender Bath Soak

DIY Lavender Bath Soak

Yield: 4
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

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

Materials

  • 1 pack dehydrated milk (1 cup, give or take)
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil 
  • dried lavender buds

Tools

  • glass jars

Instructions

  1. Combine the milk, essential oil, and dried lavender buds in a small bowl and stir to combine. 
  2. 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. 

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