April 14, 2016
It has been a busy time here at Fair Hills Farm these last few months. Now the holidays are behind us, but I wanted to share something I made for some Christmas gifts. In the winter time especially, it is nice to be able to soak in a warm bath with soothing bath salts and essential oils. It is also a way to help your body absorb both magnesium and sulfur, two nutrients that are deficient in many people. Here is the very simple recipe that I used to make up some soaking aromatic bath salts.
Lavender, Rosemary and Lemon Salts: Relaxing and Invigorating!
3 cups Epsom Salts
10 drops Lavender essential oil
8 drops Rosemary essential oil
6 drops Lemon essential oil
I use only Young Living’s therapeutic-grade essential oils because they guarantee the purity and the process “from seed to seal,” and each batch of distilled essential oils passes through stringent testing. These oils are quite potent, and often a little goes a long way. I prefer not to use lesser grade oils personally because of the risk of impurity which can make them actually toxic to ingest or can burn the skin. Essential oils which have synthetic additives have had their healing properties adulterated, so they cannot be considered therapeutic-grade, and will not manifest their healing abilities in the way that a therapeutic-grade essential oil does. To make the above bath salts, I simply put the Epsom Salts in a large bowl, then add the essential oils and mix the salts thoroughly. Then I put them in a pint canning jar and tie raffia around the lid. When you open the jar it smells wonderful, especially after the oils have had a chance to be released through-out the salts. You can also add baking soda to this mixture before adding the essential oils, and you can add a tablespoon of almond oil or apricot kernel oil to make the mixture more moisturizing. But you can keep it real simple and just use the essential oils and the Epsom Salts and it is wonderful.