Is it still cold season where you are? Spring is starting to spring here in the Pacific Northwest. And for a lot of folks (my husband included) that means allergy season. Yikes! While getting hopped up on Claritin may make you feel a little better, do you really want to put one of those things into your body every day for weeks on end? I should think not! Never fear. Whether it’s a nasty cold or nasty allergies, this bath recipe is sure to do the trick – at least for a little while….
2 cups Epsom salt
1 cup Sea salt
1/2 cup Baking Soda
5 drops Eucalyptus essential oil
5 drops Lavender essential oil
5 drops Peppermint essential oil
5 drops Tea Tree essential oil
1 Tbsp. of carrier oil (almond, grapeseed, olive, etc. – your choice)
liquid food coloring (optional)
Put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix very well with a fork. If you want to dress it up a bit, or perhaps give it as a gift, add the drops of food coloring before mixing. Put the mixture in a pretty jar, salt tube, or container that has a tight fitting lid. (I think jelly jars give it a fun, vintage feel) The next day, you might want to mix it again to be sure that the oils are blended well.
Add half of the mixture to your bath water. To keep the essential oils from evaporating too quickly, you might want to add the bath salts just before getting in the tub instead of while the water is running. Grab your iPod, your favorite book and your rubber ducky and enjoy!
Photo credit: welivefast