Whenever I could smell the eucalyptus and hear the Enya, I knew it was mom’s bath time. My mom LOOOOOVES baths, and when a mom loves something, you know that’s the only present she’s getting for the next decade, right? So my mom’s bath accessories collection grew to comic re-gifting constantly proportions. She had every oil, every salt, every loofah. Finally she stopped us, when every drawer was full and every family member had been given a candle, and now gets gift certificates to her favorite spa instead.
But it has been a few years since we’ve given her any bath supplies, and I noticed her bathroom cupboards were getting a little bare. Maybe it’s time to start adding to the collection again?
So for this mother’s day, I’m making two simple bath soaks. They are awesome.
Reason 1: SO CHEAP. Or at least, so much cheaper than buying something from a fancy bath store.
Reason 2: ONE STEP. You just dump and stir. Boom. Done. Love that.
Reason 3: No weird stuff. If you’re making this yourself, you know exactly what’s going into it. No dyes, not strange chemicals, just all natural loveliness.
The first bath salt is a Soothing Lavender Oatmeal Bath Soak. Oatmeal isn’t just for chicken pox – it’s a naturally soothing cleanser, moisturizer, and exfoliate. Lavender just smells amazing, and helps relieve tension.
The second bath salt is Rosy Coconut Sea Salt Bath Salt. The pink hue comes from a combo of pink himalayan sea salt, which contains a bunch of minerals that should help with your skins pH balance, and dried rose buds. The rose oil is a natural antibacterial, antioxidant, and moisturizer…plus it smells lovely. The coconut milk gives your bath a creamy consistency and adds a skin softening benefit too.