1. Put an inch of salt in the bottom of the jar.
  2. Add a layer of flowers and herbs.
  3. Sprinkle salt over the flowers and herbs until they are covered.
  4. Add another layer of flowers and herbs, cover with salt, and continue until the jar is full or you run out of blossoms. The last layer should be an inch of salt.
  5. Cover the container and let it sit in a cool, dark place until the salt is pleasantly scented—about 3 weeks. It's fine to leave the flowers and herbs in longer, but Sue-Ryn suggests removing them after 3 months to keep the scent fresh.

Treat yourself—or a friend—to fragrant bath salts scented with herbs or flowers. This simple and soothing bath additive is easy to make, too—just layer sea salt with fresh-picked flowers or herbs from your garden.

  1. To separate the flowers and herbs from the salt, pour the mix into the strainer gradually and work it through the mesh. Use the spoon to break up any lumps. It won't hurt to leave a few petals in the salt.
  2. Store the salt in airtight containers. The salt will keep indefinitely.
  3. Put a few petals on top as a decorative identification.
  4. To use, add I to 2 cups of salt under running water while filling the tub.

Use sea salt to capture the sweet scents of


herbs and flowers from your garden. Here

Lemon balm

are some of the plants Sue-Ryn Bums uses


to make soothing bath salts; try these or


experiment with your own favorite garden




Sweet clover (Melilotus officinalis)




Heliotrope (Heliotropium arborescens)





Wisteria V

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