One of the best ways to relax and release bodily and psychological tension is by taking a bath- especially if you have some soaking salts. The salts (and/or other minerals) can help to relax your muscles and deliver skin strengthening and soothing minerals. And if you choose to use one that contains real, pure essential oils, the relaxation factor gets even better. However, when you buy a pre made soaking blend, you don’t necessarily have the full control and thus guarantee over the quality of the essential oils used. And that’s where making your soaking blend yourself comes in. Easy, fast, fun and extremely gratifying, here’s how we recommend you make your own relaxing and skin softening soaking blend:
You of course want to start with a really good soaking mineral. It can be one kind of mineral, such as Dead Sea Salts, or a combination, like a mineral salt and Epsom salt mix. If muscular relaxation is a priority for you, we recommend that you include either Epsom salts or plain magnesium salts into your blend.
Next, you need to choose your essential oils, of which there are many. However, not every essential oil is suited for relaxing your muscles, or even necessarily your mind. For both muscular and mental release, consider using oils like Lavender, Peppermint, Cypress, Sweet Birch, Chamomile, Rosemary and Frankincense. Your best bet is to make a combination blend with a few of these oils to make sure you hit all your bases. For example, a blend of Rosemary, Peppermint and Chamomile would give you a fuller spectrum of both physical and mental benefits since Chamomile focuses a bit more on the aroma therapeutic side of things and Peppermint is a little more suited for relaxing your muscles.