As we all know, Valentine’s Day is all about love. Well this year, I thought I’d mix things up a bit and make this Valentine’s Day all about self-love and self-care. In honor of this, I thought I’d share a fun little beauty DIY I came up with. For me personally, there are few things more relaxing than a bath at end of a long or stressful day, especially when you can spice things up a bit with some fun products. So in the spirit of both Valentine’s Day and clean beauty, here’s an amazing all natural bath salts recipe to help you unwind! Many of it’s ingredients are also aphrodisiacs, so it’s perfect for those of you who have romantic plans for the evening. Plus, it only takes five minutes to make!
Because I’ve recently been really interested in researching ingredients and how they benefit not only your skin, but also your mind and body, here’s a tidbit of information on some of the ingredients featured in this Valentine’s Day bath salts recipe
Rose | There are many benefits of rose. It promotes relaxation, while detoxifying and calming the skin. It also acts as a natural astringent, toning and moisturizing the skin. Throughout history, rose oil has been used by women to woo their lovers.
Hibiscus | This flower has serious anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It’s an anti-drepressant and has been used to relieve mensural pain. Plus, it’s also an aphrodisiac.
Chamomile | Calming and soothing, chamomile can fight anxiety and depression, calm nerves and muscle spasms, and relieve allergies, insomnia, and even PMS. For the skin, it can sooth eczema, and relieve redness and irritation.
Geranium | One of the most amazing benefits of geranium essential oil is that it balances hormones. It can also relieve stress, reduce depression, and even help alleviate the effects of menopause! For the skin, it fights redness, helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and helps the skin to heal.
Ylang Ylang | A natural aphrodisiac and antidepressant, ylang ylang essential oil helps relieve stress and anxiety. It also can reduce skin redness and irritation, helping conditions such as eczema.
Valentine’s Day Bath Salts
250 g Himalayan Salt (about 1 cup)
5 g Died Rose buds (about 2 tablespoons)
2 g Dried Hibiscus petals (about 1 tablespoon)
2 g Dried Chamomile (about 1 tablespoon)
5 drops Geranium Essential Oil
5 drops Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
Measure out your salt and place it in a small mixing bowl. Add your essential oils and mix thoroughly. Next, add your dried flowers and mix until just combined.
Keep your Valentine’s Day Bath Salts in a airtight container until you’re ready to use them.
To use, sprinkle a tablespoon or two into a drawn, warm bath and enjoy its uplifting and relaxing scent.
Let me know if you decide to recreate this DIY Valentine’s Day bath salts recipe! I’d love to see photos of your recreations and hear whether you enjoyed it. If you’re interested, I’ve also got a lavender bath bombs recipe and a pumpkin spice face mask recipe for you to check out.