I was intrigued at the .99 cent store with their lavender scented epsom salts. I had a big bag of plain epsom salts and decided to make my own. It was easy. I just filled a big jar with the salt and added about 2 Tablespoons of chopped fresh lavender. I sealed the jar and within 24 hours the scent was amazing. I use about 2 cups per bath. Epsom salts have a long history of being detoxifying and also soothing to sore muscles. The store bought scented salts have a heavy perfume scent to them and I'm not of fan of that. There is one drawback besides wanting to take 3 baths a day...after the water has drained the residual bits of lavender remain but i'm ok with that b/c one, it's a small price to pay and two, another bath is just around the corner.