I’m a push over for homemade gifts both for giving and receiving. Lavender, Chamomile and Bergamot all offer soothing relaxing properties when both when applied to the body and inhaled; they are each known for a variety of benefits to the skin. Orange lifts the spirits, induces relaxation and reduces depression. Pine is reminiscent of the season with benefits to the respiratory system and often used in massage for stressed muscles and joints.
2013 Christmas Bath Salt Recipe
2 C Epsom Salt
1 C Sea Salt
2/3 C Baking Soda
25 drops Lavender Essential Oil
10 drops Bergamot Essential Oil
5 drops Orange Essential Oil
3 drops Pine Essential Oil
1 Tbsp. Lavender flowers
1 Tbsp. Chamomile flowers
First grind the herb flowers with a mortar and pestle to break them up into smaller bits. Then mix the salts and soda together before adding the essential oil drops.
Use ¼-1 Cup in your bath for a soothing, relaxation experience.