Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Tub-Of-Tears to Soothing-Spa

Sometimes life just happens... Hurts come, sadness overwhelms, anger ensues, and we are left hurt & betrayed by our own emotions. 

What is a girl to do?? Find solace, let go of the facade, and just cry until the sweet numbing of emptiness comes and washes over leaving only the honesty of who we really are~ only then are we truly strong. The best place I have found~ my tub. 

So if you are in pain, celebrating, or just need to relax and detoxify  this post is for you. Because today we are going to talk MYO (Make Your Own) Bath Salts!  Just what every woman & tub needs... 

So this is a basic recipe that I compiled from a few others.. Feel free to mix it, and have fun making one that is just "you" and don't forget to put it a pretty jar! 

~Bath Salts~
 4  Cups Epsom Salt 

1/2 Cup Baking Soda

1/2 Cup Dried Rose Petals (from my garden, can also be purchased online) 

1/2 Cup Lavender Blossoms (from my garden, can also be purchased online) 

4 TBSP Pink Himalayan Sea Salt (See picture below) 

 8 Drops Lavender Essential Oil (dilute with 6 drops of olive, jojoba, or almond oil for sensitive skin) 

~Mix gently, but well. Store in a dry area in a pretty container for a best results.

 Add 1/2 to 1 cup salts to  hot* water, allow the salts to dissolve, sit back soak, and enjoy...  

~Pink Salt~

*Okay, lets be smart, not too hot of water and not for you pretty preggo people. Drink water! Even water! Recipe coming soon! 

1 comment:

  1. Some extra MYO ideas:
    Vanilla Beans (chopped) added to Lavender Essential Oil for a nice soothing soak.

    Dried orange peel strips, pinch of cocoa, and chopped clove for a nice Christmas morning kind of feel!

    Have fun!!! Please leave us your ideas!