There is no better way to reset the mind, body and spirit like a sweet soak in the tub!
Nothing beats a soothing bath after a long day, but adding homemade bath salts just kicks it up a notch! This uplifting, Spring inspired DIY Salt bath recipe helps to slough away dry, dull winter skin and helps increase lymphatic flow to give you that spring time glow. This recipe is easy to make and most of the ingredients can be found in your kitchen or local grocer.
Energetically, baths are believed to cleanse the aura of negative energies and salt is used for purification and protection. I have included a few "magical" ingredients to this mix. Lavender is associated with the Crown chakra and sharpens intuition, calms the mind and comforts the heart. Sweet orange essential oil stimulates the Sacral chakra. It is uplifting and cultivates inspiration and creativity. Refreshing eucalyptus purifies and dissolves negative energy. Calendula flowers are thought to bring prosperity. In botanical medicine, their sweet, golden flower petals are known to have healing properties which nurture and hydrate the skin.
Before you begin, gather your ingredients, light a white candle ( a tea light will do!) and take a moment to meditate on or bless the ingredients. Bring to mind a happy thought or positive word and recite it as a mantra, either aloud or silently over the ingredients for a few minutes. Infuse your own light and positive thoughts into your creation. Have fun making your own healing, high vibe self care Spring Magic bath salts!
Spring Magic Bath Salts Recipe:
3 cups Epsom salt
1.5 cups Baking soda
1.5 cups coarse Sea salt or Pink Himalayan Salt
30 drops Omlicious Botanicals ™ essential oils of: (10 drops lavender, 10 drops Eucalyptus and 10 drops sweet orange) or EO's of your choice
4 tablespoons dried organic Calendula flowers **(optional)
2 tablespoons almond oil or coconut oil if you like oil in your bath salts (I prefer none)
Optional : apart from the mixture, you can independently add 1-2 Tablespoon Coconut oil or ghee to the bath water. This helps the essential oils dissolve more effectively and offer the skin deeper hydration.
Using a clean spatula, mix all ingredients together, except the coconut oil or ghee, in a sterile, large glass bowl or large measuring cup.
Transfer the mix and store in a glass container with a lid until use; I like to use preserve or pickling jars best, but Mason jars work well too!
Note: Do not store the jar in an overly moist, high humid area and do not place in airtight containers at high altitudes. **In rare cases, when exposed to high altitudes or stored near excessive moisture, the baking soda can react with other ingredients, causing a pressure build up that can cause the jar to explode. If you live in a high altitude zone or a sub tropical area, punch a few holes in the jar lid or keep the lid on loosely to prevent any pressure build up and allow air flow. A piece of cheesecloth held on over the top by a rubber band works well too.
Store in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months
Makes approximately 5 cups in total, which is enough for 5 to 10 soothing soaks.
Add 1/2 - 1 cup per hot bath
Best to soak for a minimum of 20 minutes but no longer than an hour. **Longer than a one hour bath in Epsom salts may sometimes cause nausea, light headedness, headaches and flushed skin.
**If you are sensitive to essential oils or have skin allergies, do a skin test on your wrist before soaking n the bath or omit the essential oils altogether.