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Self-Care with Aromatherapy

In today’s tumultuous world, it’s easy to overwork, overplay, and over stress! When you find yourself caught in the wheel of overdoing things, it’s time to remember self-care! Take a day to unplug and unwind. Let go of those pent-up emotions and the aches and pains that come from holding stress in the body. Block out a day or at least a few hours in your calendar to be sure you honor this commitment to self-care!

One of our favorite ways to destress from the hectic holidays is a long, warm, soothing bath with aromatherapy bath salts. Enhanced with the principles of aromatherapy, this time can be a time of self-healing. It will leave you relaxed and ready for what life brings next. There are many aromatherapy-based mineral bath blends available on our websites (visit herbscancleanse.com and our sister site, essentialaromas.co!). Check out the high-quality Aura Cacia products!

Or, better yet, do it yourself! Blending bath salts for yourself allows you to control exactly what ingredients are used. Also, making these blends in small batches allows you to change the essential oil blends you use when you want!

One of the simplest bases for quality bath salts is 4 parts Epsom salts (helps with those sore muscles!), 2 parts coarse sea or kosher salt, and 1 part baking soda. This blend will help with sore muscles, soothe eczema, and may also help calm inflammation. Add an essential oil or blend, and you’ve got a bath that heals both physically and emotionally.

Try this simple recipe:

1 cup Epsom Salts
1 / 2 cup coarse grain salt (sea or kosher work well)
1 / 4 cup baking soda

Mix together in a bowl, then add

1 / 4 cup dried lavender or rose petals, if you have them
5-10 drops of your favorite essential oil or blend (lavender, Ylang Ylang, bergamot, sandalwood are all good choices!)

Mix well and store in an airtight jar. Add ? to ? cup to your bath as the water fills the tub, light a candle and dim the electric lights. Slip into this warm bath and relax!

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