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Lavender Bath Salt

Who doesn’t like to end the day with a soothing bath and sip some warm tea for the cold weather? (or some wine if you’d like). Baths are exactly what is needed to wind down from a busy day or to detox the body. Yup, the key ingredient is Epson salts which is basically magnesium citrate and can easily be absorbed through the skin while in a bath.

Some benefits from Epson salt baths:

  • Reduce inflammation
  • Relieve join and muscle pain and tension
  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Helps flush out toxins and heavy metals from the body (this is my go-to after I take a flight or a test scan)
  • Boost of Magnesium (and most of us are deficient on this)
  • Improves digestion
  • Softer skin (from the baking soda)

 

Here is the simple recipe: 

  • 1 cup Epson Salts
  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 10 drops lavender essential oils

Mix the ingredients in a glass container. Can be also made right at the moment of taking the bad, just add them straight to the running water. 

Add 1 cup of Epson salt to the bath. Soak for 15 minutes but not more thank 20 min because your body can reabsorb the toxins from the water. 

 

Tips:

  • For an extra silky skin, add a some oil to the warm bath, like olive oil, almond, jojoba oil.
  • Adding a few pieces of ginger to raise your heat levels so you can sweat out more toxins.  
  • If taking a whole bath is not possible (saving water, no bath-tub at home, no time) no problem! You can also do a foot soak in a small container, you will be getting the same benefits.