Summer Floral Bath Salt Recipe

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Summer Floral Bath Salt Recipe Made with Dried Flowers

Summer floral bath salt recipe with tips for what flowers are good for bath salts and how to dry flowers for use bath salts. 

Is it just me, or does the summer season beg to be enjoyed slowly, like an excellent glass of wine or a hand-poured wood wick candle? Maybe it has something to do with the fact that spring is always highly awaited after a long slow winter and when it arrives, the clocks spring forward. 

And so do I –

Spring cleaning our home, organizing our bedroom and linen closets, planting the garden, and much more keeps me busy. 

So much to the extent, I shouldn’t be surprised that my body and mind beg for a slow down when summer breaks through. And these summer floral bath salts are just the thing I need to pause and relax. 

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Can you put fresh flowers in bath salts?

Can you put fresh flowers in bath salts?

Yes and No.

You can put fresh flowers in bath salts because the salt will help them dry out. However, if they have a high water content, they could cause mold to grow in the bath salts. 

So, if you intend to give bath salts as a gift or don’t plan to use them quickly, you’ll want to use dried flowers. 

How do you dry flowers for bath salts?

Drying flowers to use in bath salts takes a little patience, but with a bit of know-how, it’s easily achieved. Choose from one of these three techniques to dry flowers for bath salts.

#1 To dry flower heads or buds – drape a large basket with a flour sack dishtowel. Then carefully lay each flower head and bud on the towel. Keep a space between each if possible for better results. Allow flowers to air dry for 1 to 3 weeks. When the flower heads or buds are lighter in weight and brittle, they are ready for use. 

#2 To dry flowers on the stem – gather a small bunch of flowers and tie them together with twine or rubber bands at the base of the stems. Then hang the tied flower bunch upside down to air dry. For a higher contrast of color, hang flowers to dry in a dark place away from sunlight. Allow the bunch to dry for 1 to 2 weeks, depending on the flower type. The drying process is complete when the stems easily break or shatter. 

#3 To dry flower petals only – use a dehydrator on the setting for herbs or follow these tips on how to press flowers

What flowers are good for bath salts?

What flowers are good for bath salts?

There a number of flowers that are great for use in bath salts. These happened to be the best flowers for bath salts because they include benefits for the skin and are readily available:

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As for this summer floral bath salt recipe I choose chamomile, calendula, and blue cornflower. Each contains anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce redness and swelling.  Making this skin-soothing flower combo the perfect antidote in a bath soak when you’ve had too much sun. 

Of course, you can swap these dried flowers from any in the list above or try something new according to your personal preferences. Just make sure they are not a flower you’re known to be allergic to.  I love the look of tiny dried heather flowers, but they make my skin itch, for example. 

The colorful and fragrant flower combination of this floral bath salt recipe makes a lovely addition for an evening of self-care or a spa day at home.

How do you make bath salts with dried flowers? 

I make a lot of skincare DIYs, bath bombs, body scrubs, collagen face masks, to name a few, and this recipe for floral bath salts couldn’t be easier! When you use the tips above to choose dried flowers for bath salts, you’ll already have done half the work. 

After that, each ingredient of this bath salt recipe comes together with just a few stirs of a spoon. The ease of this recipe makes it a great summertime craft for kids too. 

These summer floral bath salts are the perfect balance of cheerful summer yellow and blue flowers chamomile, cornflower, and calendula. As you scoop them into the bath the flowers float on the top of the water and brush against your skin. 

And the combination of Epsom and Dead Sea salt soothes away tension and stress allowing you to reach the epitome of summer relaxation. Yep, didn’t you know Epsom and Dead Sea Salt are not only great exfoliants, but they also help the skin absorb moisture and relieve sore muscles? Just another reason to make this floral bath salt recipe if you’ve been marathoning through summer. 

Floral Bath Salt Ingredients:

2 glass 6-ounce mason jars

8 tablespoons Epsom salt

2 tablespoons dried chamomile petals

2 tablespoons dried calendula flowers 

1 cup fine Dead Sea salt

2 tablespoons dried blue cornflower petals

How to Make Floral Bath Salts

Pour eight tablespoons of Epsom salt into a large bowl and fold in 1 cup of Dead Sea salt. 

Next, add each type of dried flower, starting with two tablespoons of chamomile petals into the salt blend. Followed by two tablespoons of calendula flowers and two tablespoons of blue cornflower petals

Stir well to incorporate the dried flowers into the salts. Then scoop the floral salts into each mason jar. Use immediately or in an airtight container.

Just a scoop of these floral bath salts into the bath will have flowers floating on the top of the water and brushing against your skin.

Tips for Using Floral Bath Salts:

  • Pour a warm bath
  • Scoop two tablespoons of bath salts into the bathwater
  • Or, if you prefer not to have loose flower petals in your bath, pour two tablespoons into a reusable tea bag
  • Run the salts through your fingers in the water or under the spout if using a tea bag
  • Soak for 20 minutes to reap all the benefits

And like a fine glass of wine, these summer floral bath salts are good all year round. 

The colorful and fragrant flower combination makes a lovely addition for an evening of self-care or a spa day at home. Add a simple gift tag to a jar of these floral bath salts for a simple homemade gift. 

Add a wooden scoop or hand towel to make the perfect gift of relaxation. Or include them with other homemade bath recipes in a basket for a fantastic bridal shower gift. You could scoop the bath salts into tiny jars for an inexpensive wedding favor as well. 

However you package them, I know you’ll enjoy every grain of salt and flower petal.

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These summer floral bath salts are the perfect balance of cheerful summer yellow and blue flowers chamomile, cornflower, and calendula.

Summer Floral Bath Salt Recipe

Yield: 12 ounces
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

These summer floral bath salts are the perfect balance of cheerful summer yellow and blue flowers: chamomile, cornflower, and calendula.

Materials

  • 2 glass 6-ounce mason jars
  • 8 tablespoons Epsom salt
  • 2 tablespoons dried chamomile petals
  • 2 tablespoons dried calendula flowers
  • 1 cup fine Dead Sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons dried blue cornflower petals

Instructions

  1. Pour eight tablespoons of Epsom salt into a large bowl and fold in 1 cup of Dead Sea salt. 
  2. Next, add each type of dried flower, starting with two tablespoons of chamomile petals into the salt blend. Followed by two tablespoons of calendula flowers and two tablespoons of blue cornflower petals
  3. Stir well to incorporate the dried flowers into the salts. Then scoop the floral salts into each mason jar. Use immediately or in an airtight container.

Notes

The colorful and fragrant flower combination makes a lovely addition for an evening of self-care or a spa day at home. Add a simple gift tag to a jar of these floral bath salts for a simple homemade gift.

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