Don’t underestimate the power of a bath. It’s a mistake I often make until I sink into the warmth and feel my worries and stresses float away.
Baths are great for all sorts of ailments from colds and flu to achy, tired muscles, and everything in between. You can even create your own blend of Aromatherapy bath salts. They are super simple and inexpensive to make at home.
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Creating your own blend of diy aromatherapy bath salts is a fab way to enjoy aromatherapy at home and to create just the right blend for you. Surprisingly, bath salts are very affordable to make and require no harsh ingredients. In fact, the main ingredients in bath salts include baking soda, table salt and epsom salt. Each of these are commonly found in a local grocery or retail store and are safe to use. Certain bath products found in most retail stores contain harsh ingredients that can irritate the skin. The advantage to creating your own bath salts is that you know which ingredients are going into your product and you can have peace of mind in knowing that they are safe to use.
A great all-purpose bath salt is made with 2 parts Epsom salt, 2 parts salt (choose Dead Sea salt, Himalayan salt or another salt of your choice), and 1 part baking soda. The salts contain minerals that are absorbed through the skin to help ease muscle soreness and relieve tension, while the baking soda soothes the skin surface. Whilst the Epson Salt is a great source of magnesium, a mineral that has many benefits. Magnesium helps your body produce energy, and when you’re deficient, you might feel more anxious, experience more painful PMS symptoms, and have muscle aches [source].
Infusing bath salts adds aromatherapy benefits. And, depending on the blend you decide to use, they can help with relaxation, better sleep, clearing the mind, rejuvenation, and even relief for stuffy noses.
It just so happens that these are a few of my favourite aromatherapy bath salts blends. Don’t feel like you have to stick to these particular ones, though. Feel free to make up your own blends using any combination of essential oils you already have on hand.
1. Sleep Easy: Mix up cedar wood, lemon verbena, ylang ylang, lavender
8. Winter Warmer: A warming mix of cinnamon bark, clove bud, sweet orange, pine needle.
9. Anti Anxiety: A soothing mix of bergamont, lavender and ylang ylang.
Important note: The time to add your bath salts is after the bath is full, and you’re in it. If you add them while the water is running, then the aromatherapy scents will evaporate before you get into the tub.