Adding earth and sea minerals, such as Epsom salts, baking soda and sea salt to a bath replicates the healing effects of natural mineral springs.
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Sandalwood, sweet orange, ginger and patchouli make a body- and soul-warming bath blend for cold winter nights. Read the main article Uplifting and Relaxing Baths.
• 1 cup Epsom salts
• 1 cup baking soda
• 30 drops sandalwood essential oil
• 10 drops sweet orange essential oil
• 5 drops ginger essential oil
• 3 drops patchouli essential oil
Combine Epsom salts and baking soda. Add essential oils, mix well and store in a nonporous covered container. To use, fill the bathtub with warm water and add 4 tablespoons of bath salts to the bath water. Mix the salts into the water to dissolve.
Laurel Vukovic writes and teaches about herbs from her home in southern Oregon. She is the author of 1001 Natural Remedies (DK, 2003) and Herbal Healing Secrets for Women (Prentice Hall, 2000).