I am one of those moms that doesn’t take as much “Me Time” as I would like…though I sure do take more than I used to! I get up an hour earlier and stay up an hour later than everyone else, just so I can BREATHE and think my own thoughts, without being interrupted. (“MOMMMMMMMMM!!!! I can’t find my ____________!”)
I also take regular walks and go for a run sometimes (especially when I REALLY NEEEEEED TO RUN!!!)
BUT, I am NOT good at “pampering” myself. I’m not a mani/pedi type. I admit right here and now that I have never in my life (44 years!) had a manicure. I did once, however, get a facial. wow. once. sad I know….
So on a quest for more “Me Time” I’ve been looking for an easy, relaxing, and rejuvenating bath recipe. And this post is the result.
When you think “Epsom Salts” do you picture that carton that looked like a milk carton in your grandmother’s bathroom? I always wondered what it was…well, come to find out, Epsom Salt is a very healthy, energy increasing supplement of sorts. It’s loaded with magnesium which our bodies need for proper absorption of calcium, regulating blood pressure, and reducing muscle aches, among scores of other functions. AND, your skin, being the sponge that it is, soaks that magnesium right into your body! So! An epsom salt bath, especially when combined with essential oils of whatever aroma you choose, can be a serious wellness boost! And adding lavender essential oil will help to make this bath a relaxing experience, especially right before bed.
Epsom Salt/Lavender Bath:
8 to 10 drops therapeutic grade Lavender essential oil (get it by clicking here)
1 to 2 cups Epsom Salts
Sprinkle the epsom salt with the essential oil BEFORE you add the salt to the bathwater. Oil and water don’t mix, remember? 😉 Get a book, a cup of herbal tea, GET IN and enjoy!! and LOCK THE BATHROOM DOOR! 😀