I’m a fan of long, relaxing soaks in the bath tub. I’ve been doing this for years, I think since high school. They provide me with that moment to empty my mind, recharge and refocus. I light candles; bring in some reading material, a large glass of water and I’m prepared to soak for an hour… Love it. I also love scents. I think scents can have a huge impact on how we feel. I used to purchase all kinds of bath products to create this relaxing bath time moment. My soak time included bubbles, powders, oils, salts. You name it, I tried it. I remember even paying $100 for an Asian bath soak at Bluemercury. I was a beauty product junkie. However, now I take a much simpler natural approach and make my own bath salts, which also happen to sometime be cheaper! It’s super easy too!
3 Cups Epson Salt
2 Cups Sea Salt
1 Cup Baking Soda
Last night the temperature dropped to a brisk forty-two and I had another stressful week at work. When I came home from work, I made myself a little snack and poured myself a LARGE glass of red wine. Then I went into the bathroom and started filling tub, I needed to soak my stress away for the weekend!
When I make my bath salts, I usually make enough for a couple baths and store them in a Mason Jar. I also put in some fresh herbs from the garden. I leave the leaves whole for easier clean up. Now here’s a tip worth its weight in gold. After you’ve distress and finished that large glass of wine and it’s time to drain the tub, but oh snap, there’s all these herbs floating in the tub. For easy clean up, put a washcloth over the drain. Don’t fold it because it won’t be thin enough for the water to run through. Now, all you’re left with are the herb remnants. Simply, get a napkin and whip them up!
Cheers to red wine and baths!