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No one loves a good bath more than I do. It is one of my very favorite ways to care for myself. It is my escape. I slip into the tub and feel the tension leaving my body. Calgon, take me away! (ok, does anyone else remember that?)
We re-did our bathroom a couple years back and you should have seen me trying out all the tubs in the showroom. My husband was getting impatient, but I’m sorry, this is my happy place and a girl has to try it out before she’s gonna live with this thing for 20 years, right?!
Not only can a bath be good for your soul, it is also great for your body. I’ve been experimenting with some bath salts recently that have some great benefits for us.
Ingredients for making your own bath salts:
Coarse sea salt or Dead sea salt
Here is a recipe for some very relaxing Bath Salts. Feel free to customize the essential oils to your liking:
DIY Lavender Cedarwood Orange Bath Salts
- 2 Cups Epsom salt
- 1/2 Cup dead sea salt
- 1/2 Cup Baking soda
- 15 drops lavender essential oil
- 10 drops cedarwood essential oil
- 5 drops orange essential oil
Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl. Add the essential oils and mix well. Store in a glass jar and use 1/4 Cup to 1/2 Cup per bath.
If the mixture starts clumping, re-use those little packets of silica salt that come in new shoes and vitamins, etc... Just leave a couple in the jar to soak up extra moisture and avoid clumping.
Benefits of Epsom salt:
Boosts magnesium levels which can help sleep
Reduces muscle aches
Relieves itchy skin or sunburn
Benefits of Dead Sea Salt:
Contains 21 minerals
Studies have shown it may reduce the depth of wrinkling-Yay!
Stimulates blood circulation
Soothing to skin
Benefits of Baking Soda in your bath:
Alkalizes the body
Soothes skin irritations
I hope you take some time for yourself and soak in the tub. This also makes a great gift.
With so much love + gratitude,