So yes..this recipe is not a food one which is a first for my page! I decided to incorporate more variety to my blog to bring different viewers and make it more interesting for everyone. I’ve been on a path of a more natural, eco friendly lifestyle for a while now and have built up some favourites and ideas I’m excited to share. There is always room for growth and new experiences which is what I feel I can accomplish including new topics and posts.
Self care can transform your mind, body and overall well being and can take little time so even the busiest of people can fit it in. Although schedules get full and days go by fast, I do believe that health takes a high spot on the priority list because I mean in the end thats all we have! I think its important for people to slow down, relax and take some much needed time for their self. I’ll be incorporating more self care ideas as I go along, some being quicker than todays recipe use but I thought why not start out with the ultimate relax recipe for a bath. Baths aren’t for everyone but you can get so much for yourself in the time of one bath, thats why I love them so much.
The bath is a great time for meditation as its relaxing and quiet, here is a great blog post I found explaining in more detail the benefits of meditation and some of the best guided meditation links under 10 minutes! There is a misconception that you have to be knowledgeable or into yoga to meditate but anyone and everyone is able to do it with some practice and short research.
The bath is also an amazing spot to relax your body, specifically muscles, letting them loosen up and recharge. That was my inspiration for todays post to help recharge the body as a whole. This bath salt is perfect for long days and sore muscles as well as relaxing mentally with the use of essential oils and herbs.
The salts help drain toxins from your body, relax the muscles, exfoliate the skin, help with stomach issues, improve blood circulation and improve general nerve and muscle health. (Who would have known!)
Green tea is added in the soak to improve skin health while vitamin B soothes and softens the skin. Using a green tea with other additions such as hibiscus as I used or orange peel, can add a nice touch to the bath and make it smell extra good.
Lavender essential oil is known for its soothing stress relief aroma as well as aiding with sleep and reducing tension. Its the perfect partner for meditation and a great start to your pre-bed night routine.
I was able to find all of these ingredients at my local bulk shop and for around three cups worth of soak, it costed me under 10$! (Not including the essential oil, but these are around 10$ themselves on Amazon) So don’t be intimidated by thinking that the fancy bath ingredients are unattainable or expensive as that is not the case! They can also be available at natural food stores or herb & spice shops.
- 2.5 Cup Epsom salts
- 1/2 Cup Pink Himalayan sea salt
- 2 tbsp of your choice of green tea – I used a hibiscus lavender blend.
- 1 tbsp dried lavender (Optional)
- 5-10 drops of lavender essential oil – add as little or as much as you prefer for scent.
- Add all ingredients into a jar you can store it in, saving the essential oil for last.
- Add essential oil drops and mix well – the oil tends to stick to the salt so use a fork or something similar to make sure its all broken down and separated.
Thats it! Add as much as you’d like to a warm bath and soak for at least 10 minutes. I hope this brings a little relaxation to your next self care routine and I’m looking forward to more lifestyle recipes down the road. Enjoy!