Combine Epsom Salts & Lavender Essential Oil for a Comforting Bathtime
by Jane Chitty
We have written about the health benefits of Epsom Salts before and of course we are very fond of essentials oils. Now you can combine the two and gain even more benefits. Combining Epsom Salts with Lavender Essential Oil and other ingredients makes an ideal restoration and relaxation soaking experience - for both mind and body - reducing stress, preventing colds and flu and topping up your mineral levels Of course, Lavender Essential Oil is well known for helping to promote a good night’s sleep.
It is time to try out this recipe
Most of us enjoy a long soak in the bath and, if we think we don't have the time for this "luxury", then we are probably even more in need of such a form of relaxation. Of course showers have their place but they are the more invigorating choice to get us up and going rather than a bath which helps us to wind down and relax. Think about making the occasional change to include this relaxing bath recipe in your busy schedule (courtesy of Dr Josh Axe)
The ingredients needed - enough for 3 to 4 baths
2½ cups Epsom salt
¼ cup bentonite clay
8 to 10 drops lavender essential oil
8 to 10 drops frankincense
8 to 10 drops myrrh
8 to 10 drops bergamot
8 to 10 drops chamomile
Mix the Epsom salts and bentonite clay in a medium size glass bowl, using a non metal spoon. Add the essential oils - lavender, myrrh, bergamot and chamomile. Fill the bath tub half full of warm to hot water - for extra muscle relaxation - before adding 1/2 to 3/4 cup of the recipe to the water. Climb in, settle down and really relax for 15 to 20 minutes, allowing your body to sweat, detox and absorb all those beneficial nutrients. Once done, rinse off with the shower and gently pat dry. You should feel like you have just enjoyed an expensive and pampering spa treatment!
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Jane writes for Healing Natural Oils, a producer and retailer of high-quality, all-natural treatments for a variety of conditions as well as a range of beauty products. Apart from writing about those various conditions, she also covers general health, environmental and other subjects of interest. She has lived in Kenya as well as Cape Town, South Africa and spent time in San Diego, USA. She now lives in Somerset, England with regular visits from her far-flung children and grandchildren. She is a keen gardener and enjoys growing fresh fruit and vegetables with her husband on their joint allotment. As a result, there is something available to use in the kitchen virtually all year round. Her regular posts can be found on our blog.