Rodalena Recipes: Lavender Bath Salts

Life is stressful.

Everywhere you look, there’s something happening that threatens to raise the blood pressure and set one’s teeth permanently on edge. It seems as though everyone is tense, from those with whom we work to those we share a freeway lane with, to every single person on the news. Between careers, traffic, terrorism (my God, Orlando…), politics (this years choice is either Dolores Umbridge or Voldemort. Marvelous), weather, and the relentless irritating noise of the world, everything is hard. Heck, one of the most popular tunes on the radio is “Stressed Out.”

Tyler and Josh are even stressed out because this song has been so relentlessly overplayed. Sigh. We all need some stress relief. I’ve got just the thing: it’s time to tune out the world and draw a bath.

Bath salts are a wonderful way to relieve stress and improve overall health. This recipe combines several I’ve found, and makes plenty to share with your stressed-out friends.

All you need in order to relax is right here.

All you need in order to relax is right here.

Rho’s Lavender Bath Salts

2 cups Epsom salts

2 cups Dead Sea salts

2 cups kosher salts

1 1/2 cups baking soda

1/4 (adjust to your preference) lavender buds

10-20 drops lavender essential oil

Optional

2-3 tablespoons fresh rosemary

Purple food coloring

Why, yes, you can bottle relaxation.

Why, yes, you can bottle relaxation.

Mix all salts together in large glass or plastic bowl. Add baking soda; mix. Add remaining lavender buds, rosemary, and oil drops and mix well. Add food coloring, carefully! (You can add more but you can’t subtract.) Pour into 8 oz. jelly jars. I like the cute quilted ones from Ball. They have purty labels. (This recipe yields 8 8-oz. jars.)

To use: after you’ve run about 2″ of hot water in the tub, let approximately 2 handfuls of the salts run under the faucet as the tub continues to fill. Let the salts dissolve, stirring the water a bit as needed. Sit in silence. Smell. Soak. Enjoy.

“Our culture encourages us to plan every moment and fill our schedules with one activity and obligation after the next, with no time to just be. But the human body and mind require downtime to rejuvenate. I have found my greatest moments of joy and peace just sitting in silence, and then I take that joy and peace with me out into the world.” -Holly Meister

“Our culture encourages us to plan every moment and fill our schedules with one activity and obligation after the next, with no time to just be. But the human body and mind require downtime to rejuvenate. I have found my greatest moments of joy and peace just sitting in silence, and then I take that joy and peace with me out into the world.” -Holly Meister

Lavender bath salt benefits:

Baking soda cures everything according to the interwebs.

Lavender is used to fight insomnia and decrease stress and anxiety.

Rosemary helps the treatment of eczema and joint and muscle pain.

Bonus benefit: after making this recipe, your home will smell marvelous.

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