These DIY aromatherapy bath salts will bring your #selfcaresunday to a whole new level. Take some time for yourself this week, you deserve it!
If your anything like me, you probably spend most of your week in a rush. From the minute my alarm goes off in the morning my work day starts. Wake up, coffee (or matcha), exercise, and work.
Bath salts, aromatherapy and self care
I always make a point to spend some time each day for my yoga practice, but this Fall one of my goals is to make sure I’m spending enough time on self care.
You’re probably wondering…what exactly does self care involve? Well, it can really be anything you want that helps you relax and de-stress. (meditation, listening to music, spending time outdoors, going to bed early…anything you like to unwind!)
One thing I’ve particularly been enjoying as the weather starts to cool down, is taking a relaxing bath. Now, I’m not the most patient person, so I’m usually good with my 5 minute shower. But as I start to practice self care more, I’ve become more at peace with the idea of actually spending time doing nothing. (I know, it can be a scary thought for some of us!)
Starting your self care routine
I would like to challenge you to pick a relaxing activity, (anything you like!) and commit to spend at least 30 minutes on it one time this week. I promise you’re going to love the effects you feel from it! To take your self care to the next level, experiment with these 7 ways to create a zen living space, and surround yourself with a home environment that promotes comfort and tranquility.
A great way to get started with a self-care routine would be making some of these DIY aromatherapy bath salts, getting into the tub, and putting on your favourite chill playlist. These homemade bath salts are made with an essential oil of your choice, which promotes relaxation and the warm water and epsom salts melt away aches and pains. (For those of you who have sore muscles, your body will thank you!) Not only is taking time for your mind an essential part to an self care routine, but these DIY aromatherapy bath salts also have amazing benefits for your body and muscles.
DIY aromatherapy bath salts benefits :
- Release muscle tension in the body
- Reduces inflammation
- Cleanse and purify your skin
- Relieve stress
How to make aromatherapy bath salts
- 1 cup Epsom salt
- 1/2 cup coarse grain salt (sea salt or kosher salt work well)
- 1/4 cup baking soda
- 1/4 cup dried lavender or rose petals
- 5-10 drops of your favourite essential oil (I recommend lemongrass, peppermint, or orange!)
- Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
- Store in a jar.
- When you’re ready to use them, draw a bath and pour 1/4 cup-1/2 cup of the jar into your bath.
- Relax and enjoy!
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