This Easy Lavender Bath Salts Recipe Is An Easy Stress Reliever Gift For Everyone!
You may ask, how can something as simple as lavender bath salts combat fatigue and illness, but also encourage problem solving and boost motivation and productivity?
Who couldn't use a little stress relief these days?
Stress is something we all face everyday in one form or another. Our body is equiped to face stress with the "fight or flight" response and floods our bodies with chemicals that help us to respond to whatever situation we are facing. While the stress response is helpful in true emergency situations where fight or flight is a must, constant enviormental stressors can wear your body down and cause your immune system to become less than effective.
The relaxation response brings your system back into balance. A few things you can do to achieve a feeling of relaxation are: deep breathing ( Really take the time to block everything out going on around you and truely focus on each breath going in and out of your body). Relaxation reduces the stress hormones in your body, slows down your heart rate and lowers your blood pressure, while relaxing your muscles.
Research shows that the practicing relaxation, such as taking a warm bath while using something like lavender bath salts can also increases energy and focus, combats illness, relieves aches and pains, heightens problem-solving abilities, and boosts motivation and productivity. Best of all – with a little practice – anyone can reap these benefits.
Lavender Bath Salts Recipe
Lavender Bath Salts Supplies Needed:
•Jar (I really like the large mason type jars)
•Epsom Salts (About 16 ounces)
•Food Coloring (If you choose. I tend to not like adding artificial color, but like, I said that's my personal choice.)
•Lavender Essential Oil
•Wooden or plastic spoon
How To Make Your Bath Salts 1)Fill you Jar with the desired amount of Epsom Salt. Pour the salt back out of the jar and into a mixing bowl.
2)Combine the Epsom salts with a drop or two of food coloring.Add the color slowly. Remember, you can always add more, but once it's in, you can't take it out!
3)Mix well so color is even. Add 16 - 20 dropps of lavender essential oil and mix again. Spread the mixture out on a sheet of wax paper or brown paper bag to dry for a couple of hours and then put the bath and body product into the bottle or jar.
While the salts can be used right away, the perfume or essential oil will blend better with the salt if it is allowed to set in the jar for a few days to a week.