Check out the incredible benefits of this recipe and I think you’ll know why it’s called the ULTIMATE Bath Soak.
As a bonus, read on to find practical advice in eliminating common roadblocks to optimum health and make important strides in improving your self-care today.
Uses for the Ultimate Bath Soak
- Release stress, tension and toxins
- Increase your energy and stamina
- Improve and regulate your sleep
- Enhance proper muscle and nerve function
- Reduce irritability
- Soothe sore muscles
- Ease aches and pains
- Elevate your mood
- Replenish magnesium levels
- Alkalize your body
- Soften your skin
- Eliminate toxins and heavy metals from the body
- Stimulate serotonin production
- Create a feeling of calm and relaxation
- Improve the texture, tone, elasticity and appearance of your skin
- Utilize insulin more effectively
- Increase your concentration
- Reduce inflammation and headaches
- Heal cuts and abrasions
- Neutralize foot odor
- Regulate electrolytes
- Moisturize your skin without making it oily
- Reduce acne, psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema, dandruff, scabies and seborrhea
- Prevent and treat muscle cramping
- Tighten pores
- Enable your skin to retain moisture
- Soothe itchy, dry skin
- Reduce burning sensation
- Lower the effects of adrenaline
- Protect skin from aging
- Relieve pain from hemorrhoids, vaginal yeast infection, anal fissure and other tender skin discomforts
- Detox from alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, medications, common environmental chemicals, pesticides, food additives and more
Your Self-Care is a Necessity
Even more important than the recipe for this amazing bath soak, is to embrace the concept that your self-care isn’t an optional luxury, it’s an essential necessity. MOST of you will be impressed by the incredible benefits of the soak listed above. SOME of you might even go as far as pining the Ultimate Bath Soak recipe on your DIY Pintrest board. But very FEW of you will make rejuvenating baths part of your self-care regimen, unless you start facing some all-too-common roadblocks to caring for yourself.
Let me ask you, do you ever feel guilty about feeling great? If you stop and reflect, do you feel like you don’t deserve to spend time, energy and resources on caring for yourself?
I am in the process of shedding several limiting beliefs that keep me from giving myself even the simple things I need in order to feel my best and function at my optimum capacity.
Why do the dirty dishes, loads of laundry, blog posts, photo editing and so many more seemingly urgent items on my to do list deserve to come before the opportunity to rejuvenate my body and feel my best?
It’s often my subconscious core beliefs that provide an iron-clad mental block spiraling into a myriad of hindrances I face in improving my self-care journey.
Raise your hand if you relate to these statements:
- Spending time and money on self-care is selfish and unnecessary
- My “to do” list is more important than my sense of wellbeing
- Taking time to relax and replenish isn’t practical or beneficial
- If I take care of myself, I won’t be able to get everything done and take care of everyone else
- I don’t deserve to feel my best, be treated nicely or well cared for
These are some of my limiting beliefs regarding self-care. What are yours? Whatever they are, I’m here to tell you that taking care of yourself – doing the things we often erroneously think of as unnecessary “pampering” – is not an extra, it’s essential. It’s not just for the rich and famous, independently wealthy, vain or lazy. It’s not what you do after everything is done – it’s what you NEED to do so that you can live a more fulfilling, effective, meaningful and quality life. Self-care is likely the missing link in helping you be your best self – the best mom, wife, sister, friend, daughter, boss, partner or employee you can be – and guiding you on a path to accomplish your don’t-even-dare-to-dream-for goals.
I don’t know where you’re at, but I’ve gotten so worn down in so many ways that self-care is no longer an option, it’s a requirement. The fallout of not caring for myself is taking an enormous toll. My mind, body and emotions can’t shoulder the toxic load of unrealistic expectations, chronic stress, packed schedules, harmful chemicals, heavy metals and innumerable man-made additives in our modern social and physical environment. So anything I can do to reduce or eliminate my toxic load is a MUST for me. And it should be for you too. Believe me, you need it and whether you feel it or not, you deserve it.
So, time for action. Take a step in the direction of taking better care of yourself. You can even start by taking a rejuvenating, restorative, detoxifying bath today. You don’t even have to use this recipe – use what you have. Even a cup or two of Epsom salt alone or with a splash of olive oil can get you going in the right direction. Make a decision and just do it! You deserve to feel your best.
Ultimate Bath Soak with Essential Oils Recipe
- 1 cup Epsom Salt
- 1/2 cup Himalayan Salt
- 1/2 cup Dead Sea Salt
- 1/2 cup Baking Soda
- 1 tablespoon Avocado Oil
- 1 tablespoon Almond Oil
- 1 tablespoon Grapeseed Oil
- 10 drops Essential Oil
- Layer the ingredients in a medium-sized mixing bowl in the order they are listed with the salts first and the essential oils last.
- Stir together and add to a warm bath, soaking for 30 or more minutes.
- Rinse your body, pat dry and lie down as you may feel weak or dizzy from releasing toxins.
- Many people prefer to do a soak just before going to bed, as it can promote deep, restful sleep and give the body a chance to regulate after releasing stress, tension and toxins.
- If you don’t have access to some of the ingredients above, you can use virgin coconut or olive oil, along with epsom salts and baking soda purchased from your local grocer.
- Use high quality essential oils with no additives or solvents for best results. Contact me for questions about my favorite brand to use.
- Be safe – some essential oils may cause sensitivity to your skin. Oils you should avoid in your bath salt recipes include but are not limited to: basil, oregano, thyme, nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, black pepper, and bay.
- Consult your physician before using detox baths or essential oils if you have high blood pressure, are pregnant or have other medical concerns.
Essential Oil Guide:
- Relaxing Essential Oils – Ylang Ylang, Calming Blend, Sandalwood
- Stress-Reducing Essential Oils – Grounding blend, Lavender, Bergamot, Cedarwood
- Invigorating Essential Oils – Wild Orange & Frankincense, Citrus Bliss
- Respiratory Support Essential Oils – Eucalyptus, Respiratory Blend, Peppermint, Lemon
- Skin Cleansing & Restoration – Melalecua, Lavender, Frankincense, Geranium
- Muscle Soothing Essential Oils – Marjoram, Lemongrass, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Message Blend
- Contact me here to learn more about the absolute best essential oils on the market – completely free of solvents, chemicals and fillers.
**The advice on this page is not intended to replace professional medical help. These statements are for educational purposes only, they are not meant to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease. This information is offered as a way to use essential oils to assist the body in its own natural processes of reaching balance and homeostasis.