Baths are one of my favorite things! Its a time when I can just relax and let go of the stresses of my day. What makes a bath even better is when it is filled with naturally relaxing and rejuvenating essential oils and herbs. Making your own bath salts with essential oils and herbs is a snap. Below I will give you one of my favorite recipes so you too can enjoy this amazing bath salt soak.
What You Will Need.
- Epsom Salt, 1 Cup
- Dried Lavender, 2 Tbs
- Dried Chamomile, 2 Tbs
- Lavender Essential Oil, 6 Drops
- Douglas Fir Essential Oil, 6 Drops
- Air Tight Glass Jar
- Bowl and spoon for mixing ingredients
Why These Ingredients?
If you are wondering why I chose these ingredients Ill give you the skinny. It is because together these ingredients make an extremely relaxing and rejuvenating bath, lets see why.
- First off the base for these bath salts is Epsom Salt. Epsom Salt is high in the mineral Magnesium. Most people have a magnesium deficiency. So when you soak in an Epsom Salt bath your skin, aka your biggest organ, can readily absorb the Magnesium. The most prominent affects of Magnesium are: reliving sore or cramped muscles, elevating mood, and relieving headaches.
- Next we have Lavender, both in its dried form and its essential oil. Lavender has many wonderful uses and is what I like to call a super oil/herb. If you would like to get essential oil tips and tricks subscribe to me (located in the right side bar). Lavender is very soothing, almost immediately you will feel its effects. It has long been used to treat anxiety, depression, and skin irritations, among many other things. Lavender is definitely a must have if you are wanting a relaxing bath salt mix.
- Chamomile has been used for hundreds if not thousands of years. It is know for its anti-spasmodic properties and it’s helps with muscles spasms and menstrual cramping. It also is very soothing to the skin and may in some cases help the skin regenerate.
- Douglas Fir is not one of the more common Essential oils, but it should not be over looked. It has long been prized for its ground properties and it also acts as a sedative for the joints, muscles, and nerves.
Making your Bath Salts.
Bath Salts are one of the easiest DIY beauty projects you can do. Lets go through the steps.
- Measure out 1 cup Epsom Salt and add it to your bowl.
- Add your Lavender and Douglas Fir Essential oils to the Epsom Salt.
- Mix until the oils are completely blended and there are no clumps.
- Add in Dried Lavender and Chamomile.
- Pour into you Glass air tight jar, seal, and shake to mix all the ingredients.
Great Job you just created your very own relaxing and rejuvenating bath salt blend! To use place the desired amount of the mixture in an old pair of pantyhose and toss it in a bath of hot water. I use a pantyhose so the herbs don’t go down the drain. If you would rather not mess with adding herbs you can omit them from the mixture and still have an amazing bath salt mix!