Spring themed bath soaks

Winter is over and spring is already starting. As much as everybody loves the sight of flowers blooming, allergic reactions can also kick in when you go near them. Having allergic reaction during spring time is not avoidable but you can relief them by taking relaxing baths. Here are a few ingredients that you will need when making your own spring themed bath soak:

  • Coarse Himalayan Salt. Using a process called dermal absorption, our skin soaks up the minerals and trace elements from the bath water, including calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper, manganese, phosphorus, selenium, sodium, zinc, and iron.  Additionally, regular bathing in Himalayan salt can help detox the body, reduce inflammation, lessen muscle aches & pain, temporarily increase blood circulation, and improve sleep.
  • Epsom Salt. Did you know that Epsom salt is not actually a salt?  It’s actually a naturally occurring pure mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate.  Studies have shown that magnesium and sulfate are both readily absorbed through the skin, making Epsom salt baths an easy and ideal way to enjoy the amazing health benefits.  Benefits of Epsom salt:  eases stress and relaxes the body, helps draw toxins out of the body, helps reduce inflammation, and helps improve the absorption of nutrients.
  • Coarse Dead Sea Salt. Dead Sea salts contain 21 minerals including magnesium, calcium, sulfur, bromide, iodine, sodium, zinc and potassium. These essential minerals naturally occur in our bodies but must be replenished, as they are lost throughout the day. These minerals are known to treat, detoxify, and cleanse our bodies.  Benefits of Dead Sea salt:  potassium helps to balance skin moisture, bromides help reduce muscle pain and stiffness, sodium helps improves the circulation of lymphatic fluid, magnesium helps support a great night’s sleep, iodine is important for the correct functioning of the thyroid gland and is aids in the body’s metabolic exchanges, and sulfur is known as a powerful detoxifying agent, as it works closely with the liver to rid the body of toxins.
  • Baking Soda. Baking soda, or sodium bicarbonate, provides a naturally alkaline substance with a reputation for helping to remove toxins.  Additionally, baking soda helps soften skin and leaves skin feeling silky soft.
  • Dried flowers. Not only are the dried flowers beautiful to look at, they also provide numerous benefits for the mind, body, and spirit. This ingredient is optional, by the way. You do not have to add dried flowers in your bath soak if you have allergic reactions to them.
  • Essential Oil. Essential oils are a wonderful addition to a bath, because their therapeutic benefits are easily absorbed by the skin.  Here are just a few essential oil the wonderful benefits of adding essential oils to your bath.
  • Relaxation & stress relief – lavender, jasmine, patchouli, chamomile, bergamot, orange, ylang ylang and these other calming essential oils
  • Grounding & balancing – patchouli, sandalwood, eucalyptus, vetiver, frankincense, myrrh, cypress, ylang ylang, spruce, chamomile, fir, and petitgrain
  • Improve sleep – lavender, chamomile, cedarwood, ylang ylang, vetiver, sandalwood, and these other essential oils for sleep
  • Skin health – tea tree, geranium, rose, lavender, frankincense, jasmine, chamomile and these other skin-enhancing essential oils
  • Soothe aches & pains – peppermint, lavender, helichrysum, rosemary, lemongrass, eucalyptus, marjoram, cypress, and juniper berry
  • Circulation – grapefruit, lemongrass, cypress, eucalyptus, juniper berry, lavender, coriander, and neroli
  • Respiratory relief – eucalyptus, rosemary, peppermint, fir, and these other essential oils for clear breathing

Now that the ingredients and their benefits are already listed above, all you have to do is mix them together. One cup of each salt, half a cup of baking soda and a few drops of your preferred essential oil and you are good to go. It will be fun to customize your own bath soak but if you are having a hard time mixing and matching, here are a few suggestions:

  • Improve sleep
    • 12 drops lavender essential oil + 12 drops cedarwood essential oil
    • 10 drops patchouli essential oil + 15 drops sandalwood essential oil
    • 12 drops lavender essential oil+ 6 drops ylang ylang essential oil+ 6 drops orange essential oil
    • 12 drops lavender essential oil + 6 drops geranium essential oil + 6 drops chamomile essential oil
  • Respiratory relief
    • 10 drops eucalyptus essential oil + 10 drops cypress essential oil + 5 drops rosemary essential oil
    • 10 drops fir + 10 drops peppermint essential oil + 5 drops arborvitae essential oil