I have been a little stressed lately, maybe one day I will be able to talk about why, but for now just know that you are not alone in your stress & I have something to help today! When I’m stressed I like to focus on some “me time” & pampering because when my nails are painted & I don’t have paint in my hair for once I just feel a little better about my life. Today I wanted to share one of the things I make every few months to use in my weekly baths. I make DIY epsom salt bath soak & I’m a little obsessed with it. It is one of the easiest things to do, but since I use it so much I had to share with you guys.
The first batch of bath salts I made were DIY calming lavender bath salts that I love the most. I am so obsessed with anything lavender so these are my favorite. Making a big batch of lavender bath salts is a must for me & as soon as I run out I’m making another big batch so I don’t have to go without. To make them I simply either use regular epsom salt [here] or lavender epsom salt [here]. I like pouring the whole bag into a glass container with a lid or an open bucket [as shown]. After the epsom salt is poured into the container I mix in real lavender buds [you can buy here]. This isn’t completely necessary, but the smell is brought to a whole new level when you use the buds & to me it just makes for a more calming experiences. I also will put in a few drops of lavender oil into the salts & mix it in. I got all my oils from Marshalls. They seem to always have some in their bath & body section, but you can also find some [here]. All of this combined makes the most calming lavender bath salts. I add about a cup to my bath and sit in it for about 20 min usually listening to a podcast or audible book & I escape any stress I have at the moment.
Another recipe I LOVE using is a more invigorating yet calming one & this is great for another option & for those of you who do not enjoy lavender. I use the eucalyptus & spearmint epsom salts [here] & I mix in a few essential oils into the mix as well. This one is super simple & customizable to your needs & wants, but I typically use lemon & rosemary essential oils in this mixture because they are great for clearing your mind. But you can find the oil combo you love most & mix in the bath salts the ones that you love the most. You can also use unscented epsom salts & mix in your own essential oil combo you love as well.
Some of the many benefits of soaking in epsom salt in the tub for 20 minutes. Now some of them I don’t necessarily notice, but I know that after I use the salt soak in my tub I do feel a lot better. Also a pro tip: mix some epsom salt in your shampoo in your hand & rub in your hair for more full body. It gets rid of the oils in your hair & really deep cleans so you get voluminous hair when it dries. Do this once a week for super clean locks. Epsom salt really does it all.
There are so many benefits to soaking in epsom salts which I like because my baths are now dual purpose because I’m being healthy as I’m relaxing. Makes me feel more productive than I really am. I love the detoxifying benefits as well as the reducing inflamation purpose after a long day on my feet or a long day of junkin’. Epsom salts in my bath have really been life changing just because they make my bath more of an experience & it’s really helped reduce stress. I love keeping a big metal bucket of these next to my tub so I can easily just scoop some into my bath. This is a simple thing you can have in your bathroom that not only looks pretty & smells pretty, but also is super useful & a little life changing. I wanted to share this for any of you who have had any stress lately like me & I hope this helps you! Do you use epsom salts in your bath? What’s your favorite recipe? I would LOVE to hear your thoughts & routines! Let me know in the comments below, find me on Facebook, & chat with me on Instagram. Thank you SO MUCH for stopping by my blog today. xx
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