DIY Oatmeal and Lavender Bath Soak

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! 

The lavender scent is known to be soothing and calming, so you can eliminate stress at the same time. The flower contains antiseptic qualities 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!

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! 

Plan on trying this at home? Share photos with us on Instagram using the hashtag #TEGbeauty! 

  • You have to know, I will be doing this today! The only thing is, I will not bag it up for anyone. I will be putting it to use in my own bath. haha-Nicky

  • Where do you find lavender like that?

    • Hi Liz! I got it from a local lavender shop online, but you can try a craft store if you are near one (they may stock it near the potpourri section), or check a health food/grocery store for culinary lavender. Culinary lavender hasn’t been sprayed with anything and is what I am using in this tutorial :). If you can’t find it locally, try Amazon for Lavender Buds. 🙂

  • Wow. I am definitely doing this. Thanks for the great recipe!

  • lwh13

    Amazing! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe.

    Warm Regards,
    Alexandra
    http://www.littlewildheart.com

  • Kathrynne Yu

    Thank you so much for the recipe! Amazing!

    xx

    http://www.kathrynne.co.vu

  • Rosemarie

    What other herb can you use, as I am allergic to lavender?

    • You can leave out the lavender altogether if you like and you’ll be left with a bath soak that is still great for the skin!

  • I love the idea of this! I have a lavender plant that I’ve been dying to use for something around the use and this would be perfect!

  • chundo

    What size bag would you recommend if you’re making these for stocking stuffer-type gifts?

  • Amy

    Thanks for sharing this simple tutorial. My 5-year-old and I just made this to give as Valentines gifts for his teachers and grandmothers.

  • Lucy

    Can you grind up the lavender buds too? Or does that mess this up? Sounds like a great solution!