In today’s day and age with the hustle and bustle of every day life, the one thing we can all agree on is the amount of stress we face on a daily basis. However- doctors recommend seeking natural relaxation techniques to give your body a rest and a healthy dose of ‘unwinding’ whenever possible. For me personally there is nothing better than a long soak in the tub after a hard day. Why not kick it up a notch and pamper your skin in the process? You don’t have to purchase expensive products to feel great. This lavender bath salt recipe is totally handmade, inexpensive, and has many incredible skin benefits.
The lavender scent is known to be soothing and calming and can eliminate stress from the moment it reaches your skin. The flower contains antiseptic qualities that can reduce any inflammation, aches and pains-all naturally. Combined with oatmeal and Epsom salt, this is truly a power-packed soak. Oatmeal soothes dry, irritated, and itchy skin while cleansing at the same time. Epsom salt helps with aches, relaxes the nervous system, and releases toxins from the body.
Now that you know the benefits of lavender… let’s create a great ‘bath recipe’ that can be used right away.
- 1 Cup of Oatmeal
- Lavender Buds (or lavender essential oil)
- 1 Cup of Epsom Salt
- Blender or Food Processor
- Jars or Cloth Bags
Step One: Start by processing your oatmeal into a fine flour-like texture. You can use a blender, hand blender, or food processor.
Step Two: Combine the oatmeal with the Epsom salt and stir well until combined thoroughly.
Step Three: Add your Lavender buds or a few drops of your lavender essential oil and stir it up. Use your own discretion about the measurement. Use more or less depending on how fragrant you want your soak to be. Remember, the Lavender fragrance is very strong, so don’t go overboard!
Step Four: Spoon the mixture into cloth bags or a jar for storage. To use, add a few spoonfuls to a warm, running bath and enjoy!
Nothing sounds better than this soak, especially in wintertime. Remember to take time out for yourself. It’s the healthiest gift you can receive.
(P.S. Be sure to check out the amazing Jenn’s blog: Princess Pinky Girl!)
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The Buddha Team