I have summer on the mind, and this Green Tea Lemongrass Beach Sand Bath Salts recipe is the result of that mindset. Despite the Green Tea & Lemongrass bath salts having a very subtle tinge of green, the appearance and texture reminded me so much of sand I made little soap shells to accompany the bath salts in the container.
The scent of the bath salts while dry is mostly of fresh lemongrass, but as they go into warm bathwater a subtle complement of green tea enhances the fragrance.
These beach sand bath salts would also make great party or wedding favors. I put a 1/4 cup of the bath salts along with two of the small sea shell soaps in small jars. This is just enough for one bath. I think they would look even better in small wide top round bottles with a cork and a bit of sisal tied around the neck.
Grab Some Project Essentials
Plant Therapy Lemongrass Essential Oil. 100% Pure, Undiluted, Therapeutic Grade. 30 ml (1 oz).Starter Matcha (16oz) – USDA Organic, Kosher & Non-GMO Certified, Vegan and Gluten-Free. Pure Matcha Green Tea Powder. Grassy Flavor with Mild Natural Bitterness and Autumn-Green colorEpsom Salt 2Lb (907g)2lb Goat Milk Stephenson Melt and Pour Soap BaseWilton 2115-1561 Seashell Candy and lollipop Mold
Green Tea and Lemongrass Beach Sand Bath Salts Recipe
Here is the simple bath salts recipe. General directions on making the shells can be found below.
2 1/2 cups of epsom salts
1/2 cup of baking soda
2 tbs sea salt (I used pink Himalayan)
15 drops of lemongrass essential oil
2 tbs matcha green tea powder
Simply mix the ingredients together thoroughly. Fill an airtight jar about half full and top off with the homemade sea shell soaps.
Making the Sea Shell Soaps
Sorry, the directions for these are a bit vague. I didn’t measure and with using just a small amount of soap, the main thing to keep in mind is a tiny bit of tint will do a lot.
tiny drop of red gel food coloring
tiny drop of yellow gel food coloring
a dash of cocoa powder
Melt 1/3 to 1/2 of the soap tint with the gel food dye to make a peach tone.
Pour a few shells, then add a little more soap along and a light sprinkle of cocoa powder, melt and pour a few shells in that tone, then added just more soap and make the final shells.
Allow to cool, then pop out of the mold and place in jar with bath salts.