Taking care of yourself can be hard to remember to do, but serious self-care is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. We’re taught and programmed to go, go, go all the time, and it takes effort to make yourself have me time. There’s nothing you need to do that’s more important than scheduling yourself a mini-vacation from your stress and worries.
I believe that relaxing is so important, that I’m giving you TWO weeks of Custom Salt blends to get us all through the holidays.
Stay tuned for more great blends next week.
- This week Betsy will share her favorites that are quick and easy, using only easy to get supplies.
- Next week Sara will share her favorites, as well as her final post, here on I Breathe I DIY.
These relaxing bath salts are the perfect answer to quickly unwinding and letting your brain have a break. A great soaking bath, can soothe the soul this time of year and any other. These make an amazing gift to give too.
Some of these blends have flowers in them and there’s no better way to keep flowers off your bum than using a re-usable cotton tea bag to hold the mixture in the tub! Find the DIY for the tea bag HERE.
For a moment, I want to talk to you about self-care. Yea I know, you try. I used to have to try too. It’s tricky to fit everything into a day. You tell yourself you should really do more things regularly like meditate, take a long bath, go to the gym more, whatever, just for yourself. For me, things came up and got in the way, as they always do, and I was being left ragged and tired every day. I made more time for myself happen.
I just moved wanting more time for self-care into my MUST do list, instead of letting it linger on my SHOULD do list. You can too. Make a short list of things in your life that need to be moved from, “Oh I should do that” to your, “I MUST do this ” list. Small steps really will take you where you want to go. Start by granting yourself time to soak in the bath!
The magnesium in the Epsom salt has many well documented health benefits including lowering anxiety, relieving migraines, helping calcium absorption, and it can be absorbed through the skin. Not to mention, Epsom salts’ ability to relieve aching muscles. Amazing stuff.
Make a batch of these, and your you time is always within reach.
- Mason jars or other airtight containers
- Epsom salts
- Essential oils (Listed below)
- Pink Himalayan Salt
- Dry flowers (Listed below)
- Reusable cotton tea bag (See the DIY I did here)
Take time to soak away your stress. Let yourself unwind with these easy recipes to relax today… or tonight.
These make 1 cup of bath soak, so increase your recipe depending on your needs.
Unwind and Calm Salt Soak
Note: This makes a great personal salt soak to keep on hand. This is a great blend for anti-anxiety and for recovery when people pleasing has been at an all-time-high.
Relaxing Floral Soak
- 1 Cup Epsom Salt
- 1/8 Cup Chamomile flowers
- 1/8 Cup Hibiscus flowers
- 1/8 Cup Lavender Flowers
- 14 drops Lavender oil
- 6 drops Frankincense oil
To use: 1 cup per tub is recommended. Place a scoop of the mixture into a reusable cotton tea bag to prevent it from clogging your drain…and making a mess of your tub, and your skin. It may take two bags to hold it all depending on yours. Turn the tea bag inside out over the garbage to clean it out. Wash & reuse again and again.
Note: Mix in a large mixing bowl. Store it in a large container, or place it into smaller containers to give as gifts. To decrease simply use half of the listed ingredients. I grew my flowers, bu.t you can easily buy these varieties.
Headache Relief Bath Salt Soak
- 1 Cup Epsom Salt
- 14 drops Peppermint oil
- 2 drops Lavender oil
- 3 drops Eucalyptus oil
- 2 drops Chamomile oil
Note: This blend has a significant cooling effect on the skin, so it’s perfect for helping you cool down, but not for warming you up.
Mix them all together and let it dry out before sealing it up in an airtight container.
RELAX your cares away. Let nothing disturb your bath. No. It’s your time now. You’re no good to anyone, if you’re ragged and fraying at the seams. Breathe in the steam and let yourself have this little victory of youness.
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