{Breathe} Compelling Reasons to Start Soaking + DIY Bath Salts!

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I am a bath junky. In a prefect world I would tub it most nights because it warms me up (I tend to be cold), calms me down and provides some much needed me time as well as the space to take some cleansing breaths in an otherwise chaotic day.  I am also a sucker for bath salts as they have many medicinal properties and amplify my tubbing experience. Truth: sometimes I close my eyes and inhale the smell of the salts and pretend I am at a spa in a faraway magical place–its pretty dreamy!  One of my favorite bath rituals (you are going to laugh, hehe) I call the “Frog Shower”.  Right before the tub is full I  turn the shower on for a few minutes and completely drift away. I call it a “frog shower” because I feel like a happy little frog lounging on a lily pad in the rain (hehe). I am such a dork but I bet you are thinking, “hmmmm, that sounds cool!?” I mean seriously, what is better than a few moments of fairy-tale bliss? Okay, Okay–enough about my weirdo rituals– I am sure you are giggling at this point which is awesome because laughter is so good for us–even if it is at my expense. Hopefully you are also day-dreaming of a luxurious bath because here is the how to and why you should indulge!

Did you know– research from the Complementary Therapies in Medicine concluded that taking a warm bath daily is  a more effective stress and anxiety reliever then some medications and the benefits don’t stop there.

{6 Reasons to Soak}

  • Reduce Stress and R.E.L.A.X.
  • Promote Sleep
  • Improve Blood Circulation
  • Indulge in some Self-Love Time
  • Soothe Sore Muscles
  • Get Ya Clean!

Want to Jazz up your tub with some salts or some suds? Just like your food, the quality of ingredients in your salts and suds makes a big difference so buyer beware of the products that are laden with toxic chemicals and artificial fragrances–I’m talking to you Mr. Bubble! Want to rate your favorites and see if they land on the green-light  list? Head to www.ewg.com and use their skin deep app to educate yourself on the safety of your suds and salts and read on to find out how to make your own bath salts!

{DIY Bath Salts}

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The Ingredients:

{Epson salts} contain magnesium which is easily absorbed into our skin and give us many healthful benefits including reducing inflammation, helping with sore muscles, relaxation and even relief of constipation!  The sulfates in Epson Salt can help flush away toxins which cause stomach problems, head aches and many more.

{Essential oils} Adding essential oils to your bath not only smells good but can have health benefits.

Lavender: Great for relaxation

Sage: Stimulates the mind helping with mental fatigue and depression

Lemon: Uplifting-the scent helps eliminate negative emotions

Eucalyptus: Anti-inflammatory perfect for colds

Peppermint:  Energizing and soothing

Tea Tree: Great for your skin health.

Rose: Antidepressant benefits & libido boosting

Looking for a CLEAN brand? Try organic Aura Cacia essential oils.  There website gives so much information on the benefits of each essential oil!

DIY products are a great way to control the ingredients and they are really cost effective! Here is a simple DIY recip to try!

Relaxation Bath Salts:  2 cups epson salt + 1/2 cup baking soda + 1/4 cup sea salt + 30 drops lavender essential oil

 “Financial compensation was not received for this post. Opinions expressed here are my own and I only recommend products I would personally use.”

 

 

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