Sweet Lavender Bath Salts

What a true pleasure it is to relax in a bathtub after a long day filled with this sweet lavender bath salts combination. Your body deserves to be pampered.

This sweet lavender bath salts recipe has become one of my favorite’s!IMG_0074

Children and adults look forward to taking baths for different reasons: Cleaning off after a hard day of labor, playing with bubbles and squeaky toys, or just relaxing with candles and soft music. But taking a bath in Epsom salt offers health benefits that have led many people for years to make soaking in the tub a regular routine.

People take Epsom salt baths for many reasons: They can help to relieve stress, soothe your muscles, soften your skin and maybe even reduce the look of wrinkles. Some recent studies have even indicated that Epsom salt baths may be soothing and relaxing for children and adults.

Epsom salts are made up of the compound magnesium sulfate.  Magnesium and sulfate both play essential parts in the ways in which our bodies function.

Magnesium is important in that it helps keep enzyme activity regular in your body, and it helps your bodily functions to run smoothly. More than half of all Americans have a magnesium deficiency, which is believed to be a factor in all kinds of health problems [source: Epsom Salt Council]. Sulfate also plays an important role in the way in which your body works: It has a role in the formation of brain tissue and joint proteins, and it can strengthen the walls of the digestive tract [source: Epsom Salt Council].

Taking an Epsom salt bath helps restore magnesium and sulfate in your system because they can be absorbed through your skin. Some doctors recommend soaking three times per week for about 15 to 20 minutes. If you’re wondering where to find Epsom salt, just check out your local grocery store, health food store or pharmacy.

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Recipe:

1 cup Salt (Epsom, Sea Salt, Dead Sea Salt, or a mixture)

1/4 cup Baking Soda

20 drops dōTERRA Lavender essential oil

1 Tbsp organic Lavender flowers (optional)

Instructions:

Mix salt and baking soda together in a large bowl.  Add essential oil and Lavender flowers, mix well.

Package in a jar, or use right away 🙂

Relax and enjoy <3

 

Note:  You can vary the essential oils that you use.

Wild Orange can be both energizing and uplifting, while being calming by instilling feelings of peace.

Bergamot has excellent properties for skin care, and like many citrus oils is calming and therefore may be helpful before bedtime.

Ylang Ylang  may promote uplifting feelings creating a positive outlook.  Also may provide antioxidant support.*

Lime can be the cleansing of skin where it is reported to improve the complexion and tighten the skin.

dōTERRA’s Citrus Bliss® or Invigorating Blend is both calming and elevating.  A beautiful blend of Wild Orange, Lemon, Grapefruit, Mandarin, Bergamot, Tangerine, Clementine, and Vanilla Absolute.

dōTERRA’s Serenity® or Calming Blend soothing and calming especially effective before bedtime to induce a restful sleep.  Contains a blend of Lavender, Sweet Marjoram, Roman Chamomile, Ylang Ylang, Hawaiian Sandalwood, and Vanilla Absolute.

 

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Statements with asterisks refer to internal use.  All others refer to aromatic or topical use.

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