I was recently told that I need to take more baths. My friends were shocked to learn that I usually only shower, as they all love taking bubble baths and using bath bombs. A friend gave me this awesome DIY Lavender Salt Soak Recipe and I am going to incorporate it into a weekly routine…a little ME TIME, a nice warm bath, meditation music and a good book! I think we are all beginning to struggle with this whole Shelter in Place thing – if you are unfortunate enough to live in a hot spot during the COVID19 outbreak. This Shelter in Place Self Care – DIY Lavender Salt Soak Recipe is going to help you escape from all of the craziness of the COVID19 outbreak, and it makes a great DIY gift for a friend’s birthday – or Mother’s Day – because let’s face it, we are all broke right now.
Shelter in Place Self Care – DIY Lavender Salt Soak Recipe
One of the things about taking a bath is that you really can’t do anything electronic while you’re in the bath, because DUH, no one wants to ruin their phone or tablet with splashing water and bubbles! So I think a weekly bath will do great things for me by forcing me to step away from the phone for a while.
No blog work, no social media, no texting friends, no nothing. Just me, my thoughts, and ultimate relaxation!
Why Should You Use Lavender During Shelter in Place
- Lavender May Help Improve Sleep
- Lavender Could Help Treat Skin Blemishes
- Lavender May Offer a Natural Remedy for Pain
- Lavender MAY Lessen Menopausal Hot Flashes
Lavender in Aromatherapy
Lavender is most commonly used in aromatherapy. The fragrance from the oils of the lavender plant is believed to help promote calmness and wellness. It’s also said to help reduce stress, anxiety, and possibly even mild pain.
Aromatherapists use lavender to treat headaches and nervousness or restlessness. Massage therapists sometimes apply lavender oil to the skin, which might function both as a calming agent and a sleep aid. In Germany, lavender tea has been approved as a supplement to treat sleep disruptions, restlessness, and stomach irritation.
How to Make Shelter in Place Self Care – DIY Lavender Salt Soak Recipe
What you’ll need for this DIY Lavender Salt Soak Recipe:
- 2 tablespoons dried lavender
- 1 cup Epsom salt
- optional: 1-2 drops of quality lavender essential oil to help enhance the scent.
- Also optional, but very helpful, a muslin bag to put everything in.
A muslin bag will allow the water to dissolve the salt but keep all of the lavender neatly contained so there will be nothing left after the bath that needs to be cleaned way or removed from the drain.
Muslin bags can also be cleaned, dried and reused a few times.
Combine the sat and dried lavender (along with optional essential oil) together in a dish or muslin bag.
If using a bag, secure the top tightly so nothing is able to come out.
Allowing the DIY Lavender Salt Soak Recipe to rest for a couple of days will help further infuse the salt with the restful and relaxing scent of lavender.
When ready, simply toss in the bath and allow the water to do the rest. Soak for at least 20 minutes to get the full benefit.