Homemade Lavender and Oatmeal Bath Soak Recipe

There’s nothing better than a long soak in the tub after a hard day of work. Why not kick it up a notch and pamper your skin in the process?

You don’t have to buy expensive products to feel like the luxurious woman that you are. This lavender bath salt recipe is totally handmade, inexpensive, and boasts many amazing skin benefits. It also makes for a great hostess or birthday gift!¬†

Lavender and Oatmeal Bath Soak Supplies

Why use lavender and oatmeal?

The floral lavender scent is proven to be soothing and calming, and helps to eliminate anxiety and stress at the same time. Lavender also contains antiseptic properties which can reduce any inflammation and aches.

Combined with oatmeal and Epsom salt, this is truly a power-packed soak. 

Oatmeal soothes dry, irritated, and itchy skin while cleansing at the same time… which is probably why it’s such a staple in many over-the-counter and natural beauty products!

Epsom salt helps with aches, relaxes the nervous system, and releases toxins from the body. 

Okay, so now you know the benefits… let’s make some!

Oatmeal and Lavender Bath Soak Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup of Oatmeal 
  • Lavender Buds (or Culinary Lavender) 
  • 1 Cup of Epsom Salt 
  • Blender or Food Processor 
  • Jars or Cloth Bags 

Step One: Start by processing your oatmeal into a fine flour-like texture. You can use a blender, hand blender, or food processor. 

Step Two: Combine the oatmeal with the Epsom salt and stir well until combined thoroughly. 

Step Three: Add your Lavender buds and stir it up. Use your judgment about the measurement. A couple of tablespoons work well, but use more or less depending on how fragrant you want your soak to be. Remember, the Lavender fragrance is very strong, so don’t go overboard! 

Step Four: Spoon the mixture into cloth bags or a jar for storage. To use, add a few spoonfuls to a warm, running bath and enjoy!

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By Dana Fox

Founder of the Wonder Forest blog and brand and bestselling author of the Watercolor With Me book series.