Monday, January 6, 2014

Stressed Or Feeling Tired, Then Try Whipping Up My Aromatherapy Bath Salts!

Life can really take a toll on us as far as stealing our energy or stressing us out.  When that happens, a bit of aromatherapy with some time in the tub can help to benefit mind and body. 

This particular recipe can definitely help you feel more like your old self again because it can be easily adapted to whatever currently ails you.  Just by changing an essential oil to power it up, you can vary the formulation.

For example, if you're anxious and can't relax, lavender essential oil can be the ideal fix. 

Bergamot essential oil is especially helpful when depressed.  Another soothing essential oil that comes in handy when sadness sets in is lemon balm.

On the other hand, rosemary essential oil can stimulate and energize to help when overly tired.

As to the other ingredients, you will need Epsom salt, baking soda, sea salt, and whatever essential oil of your choosing, and a carrier oil.

Remember to use essential oils safely to avoid any adverse effects.  Anyone that has allergies or any health conditions, I suggest checking with your doctor first before experimenting.   

I recommend buying a carrier oil to dilute your essential oil in first such as sweet almond oil, olive oil, jojoba, vitamin E oil, or wheat germ oil, regardless if the essential oil is advertised as neat.

Also, do not make your bath water overly hot because it can reduce the effectiveness of the essential oils.  

Remarkable Aromatherapy Bath Salts

2-1/4 cups of Epsom salt
1 cup of baking soda
1 cup of sea salt
3 to 4 drops of your desired essential oil diluted in 1 teaspoon of your chosen carrier oil (olive oil, almond oil, vitamin E oil, wheat germ oil, jojoba oil)

Combine the salts and soda with the drops of your essential oil that has been mixed with the carrier oil.  You might want to add a bit more essential oil (up to 8 drops) so that it has some scent, but you don't want it strong.  However, if you added too much essential oil, this dilutes when you pour this into your bath.

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