About Erin Henry

Since its founding in 2015 by suburban mother Erin Henry, Suburban Simplicity has provided an outlet for like-minded women to connect and share their methods for a serene and simple home life. It has become a trusted resource for advice on simple, modern homemaking, appearing on Oprah Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Buzzfeed, MSN and Yummly.

Create your personal online

Modern Homemaking Folder

Sign me up!

Reader Interactions

Comments

  1. Cyndi says

    Hi Erin,

    I love your website and everything you create and share. Thank you. Would you mind telling me where I can find the jar that you use for your lavender vanilla scrub please?

  2. Angie says

    You can ise pink Himalayan sea salt if you dont want to add food coloring. It is the prettiest hue of pink and full of nutrients and minerals!

  3. Deb says

    Hi. I am a start-up gift basketeer. The bath salts and sugar scrubs sound great and I can’t wait to try out the recipes. I would like to include them in gift baskets I sell. What advice do you have regarding any steps I should take before selling these items?

    • Erin says

      Hi Annette, this recipe makes about 3 cups of finished product, so I put it in 3 one-cup jars. However, you could put all of it in one or divide it up. Enjoy!

  4. Lori says

    I was excited to try this out! I just made some intending it to be part of a Valentines gift. Unfortunately the red food colouring for some reason turned black!! I’m fairly disappointed, as the red in the photos looks so cute, but I hope it still works nevertheless.

    Any suggestions on brand(s) that may prevent this problem? I assume the colouring I bought is no good.

    Thanks!

    • Erin says

      Good question, Amalla. I have never had an issue, it washed right down. However, just to be safe, I would test a small section in your tub to be sure. Also, the food coloring isn’t necessary, so you could always leave it out.

  5. Tori says

    I cannot wait to try this! I love my peppermint essential oil and this is sure to be awesome! I may give it as a Valentine’s Gift to the teachers 🙂 Found you on Titus 2 Tuesdays! So glad I did!

  6. Rebecca says

    This looks so refreshing and relaxing. I love the smell of peppermint and this would make an awesome gift for a tired mom or even a grandma like me !!! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Megan says

    This is such a pretty little gift, and something quite useful! I’ve not read about Epsom salts and detoxifying, but I will be now! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday! Pinned and tweeted!

  8. Nikki Frank-Hamilton says

    Erin, I take a hot bath every night and I love to add a bath bomb or bath salts. I have APS and my legs take the brunt of it, so a hot bath helps with the pain and the salts help with muscle ache and detox. This is the perfect recipe for a perfect bath! Pinning, thanks for the recipe, I’m really excited to try it.

    • Erin says

      I agree, Nikki! Perfect recipe for a perfect bath. I take Epsom salt bath to relax and unwind at night – the peppermint is a nice addition. Thanks for stopping by!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.