I enjoy sharing DIY recipes for beauty and hygiene products, including toothpaste, bath scrubs and bath bars.
The idea behind this bar is not so much to cleanse your body (although the Himalayan salt does offer this); it is more to moisturise your skin whilst producing the wonderfully relaxing aroma of lavender as you use it. I used dried lavender in this recipe because it just looks extra pretty and helps to create a really strong scent when combined with the steam from your bath.
As you will see below, the simplicity of making this bar is just unreal considering the benefits it gives to your body and your mind. Have you got the hot water running and your candles lit? Then I guess you better start following the instructions below quickly!
(Makes 2 x bars in large moulds.)
- 120 g Organic Raw Shea Butter
- 60 g Pink Himalayan Salt
- 5 g Dried Lavender
- 1 x Tsp Vitamin E Oil
- Melt the shea butter in a bowl above a boiling pan of water.
- Transfer the melted shea butter to a pouring jug.
- Add the vitamin E oil to the pouring jug.
- Add the Himalayan salt to the jug.
- Remove the Himalayan salt from the jug using a spoon & divide equally between your moulds.
- Add the dried lavender to the mould, trying your best to get equal amounts between your moulds.
- Pour the remaining melted shea butter from your pouring jug into your moulds, once again trying your best to ensure it is evenly spread. At this stage, your Himalayan salt will remain at the bottom whilst your lavender begins to rise, this is perfectly normal.
- Place your moulds in the fridge or a cool dry place for 2 to 3 hours until they are set.
- Remove the Himalayan and lavender bath bars from your moulds and enjoy.
I wish I had the above essential oils on hand! That would have made my next soak in the tub even more tranquil. Who knows, I may have even lit a few candles. After all, if you are going to do it, you may as well do it right.
Every ingredient in this bath bar serves its purpose by offering many wonderful benefits for your skin as you can see below:
Ingredients and Their Benefits
- Shea Butter is rich in oleic acid and stearic acid, which are known to reduce inflammation whilst helping to protect the skin from free radicals. It is also packed full of vitamin A and vitamin E, which are great antioxidants and help to nourish your skin, reducing the signs of aging as well as stretch marks.
- Vitamin E Oil is full of antioxidants that help moisturise your skin and to retain the moisture.
- Lavender is known for its soothing properties, helping you to relax both physically and mentally.
- Himalayan Salt has strong antimicrobial properties, which help to cleanse the skin naturally whilst removing dead skin cells through exfoliation at the same time.
I told you this recipe was simple! These looks fantastic in a nice airtight container as you can see above, or they can make fantastic little gifts for your friends and family. After all, why not share the wealth!
These Himalayan and lavender bath bars should keep if it sits unused in an airtight container for approximately six months. You must store them in a cool, dry place to ensure that they stay as bars and not little puddles in your bathroom!
If you have made these bars or even made them with the additional essential oils, please let me know in the comments box below. If you have different bath bar recipes, give me a shout! I love trying new nasty-free, natural toiletries.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
John Brotherton (author) from United Kingdom on February 16, 2018:
Hi Jennifer, I know it is such a versatile salt! Please definitely let me know how you get on making and using this, I would love to see what you think of it. Salt lamps? that is new to me, I am intrigued, what are they exactly? without stating the obvious! I think a good old google search is in order.
jennifer on February 16, 2018:
Well I have been using Himalayan salt in cooking for quite a long time now but I didn't know about using it in soap. I am definitely gonna try this and will tell you the results. Recently I have also bought Himalayan salt lamps as well and I am in love with this amazing thing. These lamps are as good as the edible salt. I got them from ittefaqco.