DIY Rose Bath Salts

DSC_3064I’m really lucky to have had one of my lifetime dreams realised with four amazing types of roses in our garden. Although most of them do last quite a while when placed indoors, I’m always looking for ways to reuse them after they’ve wilted. Last year we saved all of them for our wedding confetti so I looked into making rose bath salts. This is a surprisingly easy and very simple DIY, with only three ingredients (maybe four, read more below…)

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You’ll need:

  • 3-4 Fragrant roses
  • 1 kg Epsom salts
  • 50 g Baking Soda

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Steps:

  1. Pick the petals of three roses that have slightly wilted and leave open in a bowl for about two days, so that it can partially dry. If you do use plain cut roses that aren’t as heavily fragranced, you can add a  little bit of essential oils in the next step.
  2. In a larger bowl combine rose petals, salt and baking soda. If you want the petals to be able to drain, place the mixture in a food processor with a blade for finer leaves. I like just fishing mine out of the bath when I’m done, leaving zero possibility of blocking the drain.
  3. Store all the loveliness in an airtight container to treat yourself.

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