The Benefits of Lavender Bath Salts and A Recipe to Make Your Own

When most people picture lavender in their minds, they visualize a light purple blossom that is perfectly accented with an amazing fragrance which could be why lavender bath salts are so popular. The blooms range from light yellow to dark purple and the plant is not a flower but rather an herb that is loaded with a multitude of healing benefits.

Benefits of Lavender Bath Salts

Aside from the unparalleled spectacular smell, there are actually a few other benefits that are received from using lavendar bath salts. Soaking in a warm bathtub of lavender bath salts calms your nerves, relaxes sore and aching muscles and improves circulation. They also open your pores to naturally lift away impurities by removing sweat, dirt and toxins. Lavender bath salts also relieve irritations that are caused from minor rashes and bug bites and can ease other skin conditions as well. Additionally, these aromatic salts relieve stress as well as pain that is associated with arthritis.

Lavender Bath Salts Recipe

1 cup Celtic sea salts or dead sea salts
4 cups Epsom salts
35 drops of lavender essential oils
3 tablespoons of lavender blossoms that are dried
1 cup baking soda

Using a large glass or metal bowl (wood and plastic are too porous) and a metal spoon, pour the sea salts and Epsom salts in together and mix well.

Add the lavender essential oil and stir very well. Mixing this can prove to be challenging because the oil will try to clump together so you will need to be persistent to break it up.

Now you will add in the baking soda and stir well until blended. Lastly, add in the dried lavender blossoms and mix in very lightly so that they do not get too broken up.

Pour the lavender bath salts into metal or air-tight glass containers. If you need to, you can use a plastic bag for storage but never reuse the bag for food as the plastic will absorb some of the essential oils.

When giving lavender bath salts as a gift, it is always thoughtful to include a small tag with a warning label to not ingest and also a list of healing effects that the salts will offer.

Bradley P. White has been a practicing pharmacist in Ohio for 14 years. He focuses his practice on healthy living and wellness. He educates people on how to correct nutritional deficiencies to avoid illness and disease, lose weight, and have more energy. To learn more Healthy Living Tips visit [http://www.supersizeyourhealth.com/blog/]http://www.supersizeyourhealth.com/blog/. 

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