We all have days that end terribly or stressful days where you’re so wound up that it’s hard to relax enough to sleep. What can turn your day around and set you up for a night of sound sleep is a hot bath with bath salts. In this lockdown especially, we’re finding that we’re working longer hours, managing our homes with no help, and are stuck indoors with limited ways of letting off steam. This simple bath salt recipe will help you relax on the worst days of lockdown.
Overcoming that drained feeling:
Through our hectic days, we lose some of the magnesium in our bodies. Most people are already deficient in this vital element, and this loss makes us even more tired. Magnesium in our bodies regulates the level of stress hormones in our bodies and can prevent the entrance of these hormones into our brains, as a result of which we feel calm, rejuvenated, and relaxed.
Bath Salts or Epsom Salt which is used to make bath salts are rich in magnesium and when we bathe with them, we enable our bodies to absorb magnesium through them. The logic is that when we soak in water fused with Epsom salts or bath salts, we absorb magnesium through our skin. Bath salts also act as muscle relaxers, mood elevators, and sleep inducers. Bathing with these salts also helps you get rid of toxins in your body, which help in detoxification.
So this Earth Day, we bring you a simple way of making bath salts with just a few simple ingredients. In these times, when we’re homebound and only buying essentials, this basic recipe is a cost-effective way of getting a spa treatment that would have relaxed you otherwise. Get a few jars, hunt in your pantry for these simple ingredients and make a batch of salts and create your own spa this weekend.
What you need:
- 1 cup of either rock salt, Epsom salt, or pink morning salt.
- 1 large tablespoon of Cold Pressed Coconut Oil
- Some dried rose buds or lavender buds. If you don’t have dried flowers, you can also use green tea or dried leaves.
- Scented essential oils such as lemongrass or lavender.
In a large bowl, pour the cup of salt. Add a large tablespoon of cold-pressed coconut oil. Give it a good mix so that the oil is incorporated with the salt. Then goes in the essential oil of your choice. Add in about 10 drops, to get a good aroma. Once again, mix to incorporate.
Then add in your dried leaves or flowers and your DIY bath salts are ready to go!
So end your tiring days with a warm bath infused with your own made bath salts and fall asleep feeling calm and relaxed. This will help you boost your immunity and you will wake up fresh the next day, ready to take on any challenges that come your way.