Healing Bath Recipes
1. Essential Oils Detox Bath:
Essential oils have been traditionally used for medicinal and spiritual health purposes. Choose essential oils based on your needs and their specific health promoting properties. Adding essential oils to a bath can help: (2, 3)
- Relieve stress
- Boost immunity
- Decrease inflammation
- Aid in digestion
- Heal skin
- Stimulate respiratory pathways
- Combat depression
Common aromatherapy essential oils like lavender, frankincense and chamomile are especially therapeutic and enhance healing pathways. Add frankincense to your bath to help reduce anxiety and stabilize mood swings. Or soak in lavender or chamomile before bed to aid in a better night’s rest.
Recipe: Add only 100% pure essential oils to your baths that have no added synthetic ingredients. Consider the following essential oil bath combinations when the need arises.
Reduce Anxiety: 10 drops frankincense, 5 drops lavender and 5 drops bergamot
Induce Sleep: 10 drops lavender, 5 drops chamomile, 1 tsp olive oil
Relieve Muscle Soreness: 5-8 drops peppermint oil, 5 drops lavender, 5 drops citrus, 1 tsp coconut oil, handful sea salt
Headache or Sinus Relief: 10 drops peppermint oil, 5 drops eucalyptus, 2 drops clove
Invigorating: 10 drops rosemary, 5 drops lemon, 5 drops orange, 2 drops frankincense, 1 tsp olive oil
2. Epsom Salt Bath:
Epsom salts are an inexpensive purchase you can make in bulk for greater savings. These traditionally used salts are rich in pure magnesium and sulfates. These minerals are absorbed across the skin and take up circulation into the body’s blood stream for powerful detoxification effects (7).
Soaking in an Epsom salt bath removes toxins from the body and restores a healthy balance of the minerals magnesium and sulfates. These compounds are vital for supporting healing processes and stimulate nerve and muscle function, increase circulating oxygen and decrease inflammation in the skin, internal tissues and joints. (1)
Recipe: Use the recommended guidelines for submersing yourself in an Epsom bath for at least 40 minutes regularly. Maximize detoxification by soaking in filtered water free of environmental contaminants and avoiding the use of any soaping agents which inhibit mineral absorption.
Children under 60 lbs: Add ½ cup of salts to a standard size bath
Individuals between 60-100 lbs: Add 1 cup of salts to a standard size bath
Individuals between 100-150 lbs: Add 1½ cup of salts to a standard size bath
Individuals between 150-200 lbs: Add 2 cups of salts to a standard size bath
*For each additional 50lbs – Add in an additional ½ cup of salts.
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