Rose petal bath salts, designed to calm your mind and soothe your body, help you to reclaim your bathtub (a dedicated Zen space) and soak your way to vibrant health.
I am fortunate to care for rose bushes that allow me to harvest petals directly to create my own rose botanicals, including homemade rose water and infused oils. Many flowers (such as lavender and chamomile flowers to name a few), can be enjoyed, either fresh or dried, and incorporated into bath salts.
As a Certified Meditation Instructor, I have seen firsthand the benefits my clients experience when they cultivate self-care practices that use holistic and intuitive remedies for their own relaxation.
Rose Petal Bath Salts:
- 3 cups dried rose petals
- 4 cups Epsom salts
- 2 tablespoons rose-infused jojoba oil (or a few drops of Plant Therapy essential oil).
Place the rose petals and epsom salts in a medium bowl and incorporate the two with your hands. Pour the rose-infused jojoba oil on top of the rose salts and massage the oil into the salts, trying to spread it as uniformly as possibly.
Store in an airtight container until ready to use for a bath.
Dried Rose Petals:
- Organic rose petals (all colors)
- Dehydrator -OR- baking sheet
Carefully wash and dry the petals.
Spread them across a dehydrator tray without overlapping. Dry on the lowest setting (usually 95 degrees F) for 8 hours. Petals with deeper hues (dark reds) may take up to 12 hours. Smaller petals that are lighter in color may take as little as 4 hours.
Alternatively, on a sunny day without wind, spread the petals across a baking sheet and allow the petals to air-dry outside in the hot sun (this can take between 3-4 hours). Flip the petals halfway through drying to ensure even heat distribution.
- Dried rose petals
- Jojoba (or preferred carrier oil)
- Glass bottle with top
Gently place dried rose petals in a glass bottle, careful not to let the petals break. Layer the petals as best you can all the way to the top of the bottle. Pour in jojoba or your preferred carrier oil (almond, coconut, etc.), filling the bottle entirely. Let the oil infuse overnight. The petals do not need to be removed; although, it may be easier to pour the oil if they are discarded.