Treating yourself to a spa experience doesn’t have to break the bank. Take a cue from us and practice self-care in the comfort of your own home.
Both Charlie and I love a good soak in a hot bath every now and then. Since we’ve ditched harmful, toxic person care products, it’s been fun to experiment with different essential oil blends to make salt baths that meet our everyday needs.
Before we get to the blends, here’s how I make the epsom salt baths happen without a lot of fuss. The first thing you need to do is ensure that you’ve got unscented epsom salt. I purchase mine from Amazon, but you can find them in most grocery or health stores. Epsom salt blends with added scents like lavender and peppermint are not something we recommend because you don’t know where those fragrances are coming from.
Once I get the bathwater running, I pour 1/4 cup of epsom salt into a small glass bowl and add 5-10 drops of my favorite oils, depending on the blends.
Then, I simply add the bowl of salt + essential oils under the running bath water. This helps disperse the oils throughout the bath instead of them just sitting on top of the water. Finally, climb on in and enjoy a moisturizing spa-like bath for up to 20 minutes (or, if you’re like me, until the water gets cool).
Depending on your needs, the Young Living Premium Starter Kit has got you covered. Every oil included in the blends below comes with your starter kit, so get ready for some serious self-care! Try one of these blends and let us know what you think!
1/4 cup epsom salt | 4 drops Peace and Calming | 4 drops lavender
1/4 cup epsom salt | 4 drops peppermint | 4 drops lavender
1/4 cup epsom salt | 4 drops Valor | 4 drops lemon
1/4 cup epsom salt | 5 drops Panaway | 3 drops peppermint
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