Need a Little R&R?
If you’re anything like most women, I bet you rarely go through the week or often a day without feeling stressed. Meeting work deadlines, keeping your kids clothed, fed, and out of trouble, not to mention if you have a significant other… And everything that comes with managing a household: laundry, vacuuming, dishes, and errands.
It’s suffice to say, you may need to a little R&R aka – Rest and Relaxation!
There’s No Better Way to Unwind
And there’s no better way to relax and unwind than with a hot detoxing bath. Soaking in mineral salts can raise your magnesium levels leading to less headaches and better sleep. Sign me up!
Layer your bath with herbs like chamomile flowers and rose petals to soften the skin and calm the mind. Use the ingredients below to create your very own DIY Floral Bath Salts, like a spa in a jar!
Floral Bath Salts Ingredients to Detox and Calm:
Dead Sea and Epsom Salts
More than fifteen million years old, the dead sea is among the earth’s saltiest bodies of water. In fact it’s ten times more salty than the ocean! Ancient Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians bathed in the salty water and rubbed marine mud onto their skin to revitalize, soothe, and cleanse. Today the benefits of dead sea salt are world renowned and it often a component in our modern beauty routines.
Epsom salts on the other hand, weren’t discovered until 1618 in small town in England by the name of Epsom. Go figure… These mineral rich salts are often used to help reduce muscle aches. When purchasing either Epsom or dead sea salt make sure you only buy pure salts such as those you find here in the Pronounce Skincare Herbal Boutique. Avoid those mixed with artificial colors, fragrances, or any other necessary (often toxic!) fillers.
The fresh flower heads and petals of calendula can be used fresh or dried in beauty recipes. The blooms contain anti-inflammatory properties, making it an excellent skin-soothing ingredient for floral bath salts1.
-Grab certified organic calendula flowers in the Pronounce Herbal Boutique.
Lavender Buds and Oil
Extracted from the flowers of the herb, lavender essential oil and lavender flower buds can calm and relax an anxious mind. Lavender is also wonderful in helping to improve sleep quality and headaches2.
-Grab certified organic lavender flowers in the Pronounce Herbal Boutique.
A classic, yet intoxicating fragrance, but rose is more than simple a gorgeous aroma. Rose petals are a beauty ingredient like no other, containing trace amounts of rose oil. They are known to soothe, soften, and improve the appearance of the skin. Rose petals also lend a beautiful rich pink or red color to homemade floral bath salts, not to mention their aroma lingers long after a soak.
-Grab certified organic red rose petals in the Pronounce Herbal Boutique.
Chamomile Flowers and Oil
A member of the aster family, chamomile flowers and essential oil are anti-inflammatory3, and clinical trials have reported its aid to ease anxiety and tension4. Who doesn’t want a natural aid to de-stress in their bath?
-Grab certified organic chamomile flowers in the Pronounce Herbal Boutique.
DIY Floral Bath Salts (detox and calm) 16 oz
Ingredients / Supplies
In a medium bowl combine one cup Epsom salt and one cup dead sea salt. Stir to combine. Add four drops each of lavender and chamomile essential oil. Stir to thoroughly blend oils in the salt mixture.
Next, add two teaspoons each of lavender buds and calendula flowers. Followed by one teaspoon each of rose petals and chamomile flowers. Stir one last time to blend dried herbs into the salt mixture. Scoop into airtight glass jars and store until use. Yields 16 ounces.
Soak It Up to Detox and Calm
Pour two to four tablespoons of floral bath salts into a warm bath. Soak in the aromatic salts and layers of dried herbs for twenty to sixty minutes. Try it once a week to de-stress and unwind when you need a little R&R!
TIP: When you purchase anything from the Pronounce Shop you receive at least one reusable muslin bag. Keep these bags and reuse them when you soak in your floral bath salts to keep your tub cleaner! See how Kristy at Life-n-Reflection uses muslin bags from the Pronounce Shop with a DIY Pumpkin Spice Bath Tea (it’s to die for if you’re a pumpkin spice addict, too)!
Making floral bath salts is a simple and rewarding project. Not only do these look so pretty in a jar, you’ll feel like a queen roaming her royal garden while soaking up the floral scents and relaxing after a long day. Make a batch of floral bath salts for beautiful, thoughtful gifts anytime of the year. What’s your favorite way to unwind? Share it with us in the comments below.
Create your own herbal bath tea experience!
Along with several salts, powders, carrier oils, butters, and more…we have LOADS of certified organic herbs in the Pronounce Skincare Herbal Boutique. Check out the Herbal Boutique here! (Rather have us handcraft skincare goodies for you? We love doing that). Check out our Herbal Bath Tea Set if you’d rather make your own at home!