Now that I’ve convinced you how wonderful baths can be for your natural health and your natural beauty, I’m here to tell you that the very best way to enjoy the luxurious benefits of the bath is to soak in some homemade bath salts.
They’re easy! They’re cheap! They make fabulous gifts!
You can take some essential oils, like lavender for stress or rosemary for rejuvenation, and just add them to the bath water while it’s running. Start out with only about 5 drops. You can always add more, but you can’t get them out once they’re in. For a really invigorating bath, add only one drop of peppermint essential oil. For a romantic bath, add about two drops of pure rose oil.
For a really relaxing bath, combine 1 C. of Epsom salts with 4 cups pf sea salt (or use just Epsom salts if you want to be frugal) and mix the salt up with 1 cup baking soda. Mix 1 cup of the salty dry mixture with 3/4 of a teaspoon of bergamot or grapefruit essential oil. Add it to the rest of the dry mixture and mix it up thoroughly. If you’d like some extra smell and color, you can add 3/4 cup dried or citrus rinds or rose or calendula petals.
Here’s a great bath salt recipe from our friends at Spa Index (http://www.spaindex.com/)
CHAMOMILE MILK BATH
A skin-softening treat for dry, winter skin
4 cups dry powdered milk
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup dried chamomile or 5 chamomile tea bags
Steep chamomile in water for 20 minutes. Strain liquid. Mix liquid with powdered milk and add to running bath water.
Bath Bliss By You Naturally Beautiful Woman!