If you’re in need of some relaxation and detoxification, I’ve got just the thing for you, my friendos.
This bath soak is the quickest, easiest thing to whip up at home – it seriously takes less than 1 minute, and the effects are LEGIT.
All you need is epsom salt, Himalayan sea salt, lavender essential oil, and frankincense essential oil (and a glass jar). Just make sure your EO’s are extremely pure so you’re not inadvertently adding more toxins to your system (holla at me with questions on this).
The salt combo slurps toxins out of your body through your skin, nourishes the body via their impressively high mineral content (any magnesium deficient peeps up in here?!), reduces inflammation, balances the skin’s pH, soothes pain + soreness, and stimulates circulation.
As for the essential oils, Lavender is incredibly soothing for the skin, calming for the body and mind, plus it’s a natural antihistamine and pain reliever.
Frankincense is super anti-inflammatory, boosts the immune system, is SO healing for the skin, reduces signs of aging, stimulates cellular regeneration, flushes water weight, improves nutrient absorption, and balances emotions – it also enhances the effectiveness of other essential oils. BOOM!
After soaking for 20 min or so in a warm (not hot – too much heat will destroy healing properties of the oils) bath I love to take a quick cold rinse for an extra dose of detoxification.
Afterwards you’ll want to drink lots of water – I actually like to sip on lemon water during the bath too – to continue to flush out toxins, and potentially rest for 20-30 min as the detoxification can be draining. I may actually be as bold to say that 20 min of rest post-bath is mandatory, because otherwise you’re likely going to be walking around in a light-headed, detoxified daze.
Alright bath buddies, let’s get SALTYYY!
- 1/2 cup epsom salts
- 1/2 cup Himalayan sea salt (larger rocks preferable)
- 5 drops lavender essential oil
- 5 drops frankincense essential oil
- Pop all of the ingredients in a glass jar, shake it around for 30 seconds, and you’re good to go.
- This mixture should last for 3-4 baths, depending on how much you use / how big your tub is.