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Put together a jar of rose petal bath soak to keep or give away. A luxurious way to relax and unwind after a long summer day! Satori Design for Living
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Gardener's Rose Petal Bath Soak

This rose petal bath soak is a luxurious way to relax and unwind after a long summer day!

Total Time 5 minutes


  • 2 cups dead sea salt
  • cups himalayan salt
  • cup baking soda
  • ½ cup dried rose petals
  • 3-6 drops rose essential oil (optional)
  • 3 dried rose buds (optional)


  1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine dead sea salthimalayan salt and baking soda.

  2. Use a sharp knife or scissors to break down rose petals into small pieces. Add to salt and soda mixture. Combine well and transfer to airtight jar(s).

  3. Optional- For a scented version, add 1-2 drops of rose essential oil to top of each dried rose bud. Air dry for a few hours or overnight on a paper towel. Place on top of soak mixture in jar and seal with airtight lid. 

  4. Store in a dry and dark place. Use within 1 month for best results.

For bath

  1. Add about ½ cup soak (not the scented buds) to the tub as you're filling with very warm water. Allow to dissolve (you may have to stir the water around with your hand). Soak for 20 minutes.

    As an option, place a few scoops of the bath soak into a disposable coffee or tea filter and secure with a clip or kitchen string. This will keep your body and tub free from debris. Or, steep for 5-10 minutes in a glass measuring cup and filter before pouring into the tub.

  2. Exercise caution getting out of the tub, especially if you’re feeling light-headed or weak. Pat yourself dry to allow the mineral-rich water to soak into your skin or rinse off if you prefer. (Rinse debris down tub.)

  3. Drink plenty of water during and after bath.

Recipe Notes

  • Makes one quart jar. Bath soak can be split into smaller jars. Adjust quantity of rose buds to top each jar. 
  • I prefer lightly scenting the bath soak using rose buds and essential oil at the top to keep it fresh. Adding essential oil directly to the soak can spoil the rose petals shortening the life span of the soak. Be sure the jar is airtight and keep away from moisture.
  • CAUTION- Because of the natural detox properties of this soak, it is recommended to drink lots of water before, during and after the bath. As with any medical condition, check with your doctor before taking a salt bath. Do not use on broken skin and keep away from eyes.