LAVENDER/ROSEMARY HOMEMADE BATH SALTS – WENDY BLANCHARD, M.S., CHHC

Here is my recipe for homemade lavender/rosemary bath salts. I LOVE, LOVE LAVENDAR!!!! It is so soothing, and calming. I always feel so relaxed, and zen whenever I smell lavender, so I use it every day!

For each batch of salts that I prepare, I use about 16oz. of Epsom salt. Epsom salt has so many important properties that help us to feel well, and stay healthy. In Dr. Mercola’s article, “Benefits of Magnesium is Far Greater Than Previously Imagined,” he tells us that health benefits of magnesium of been underestimated. He shares the following with us to explain how magnesium supports optimal health:

“A number of studies have previously shown magnesium can benefit your blood pressure and help prevent sudden cardiac arrest, heart attack, and stroke. For example, one meta-analysis published earlier this year in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition2 looked at a total of seven studies collectively covering more than 240,000 participants. The results showed that dietary magnesium intake is inversely associated with risk of ischemic stroke.

But its role in human health appears to be far more complex than previously thought, and—like vitamin D—its benefits may be more far-reaching than we’ve imagined. GreenMedInfo.com’s database project has indexed over 100 health benefits of magnesium so far, including therapeutic benefits for”:

Fibromyalgia Atrial fibrillation Type2 Diabetes Premenstrual syndrome
Cardiovascular disease Migraine Aging Mortality
Lavendar also has many awesome benefits including calming, as a sleep aid, nausea and motion sickness, and hay fever. It also is a great flavor booster in your water, tea, soups, salads, or whatever food/beverage you want to enhance, naturally! I use Lavender in my recipe for “Lavender Honey Goat Cheese Ball!” Visit blissfullyglairyfree.com for the recipe! Lavender is an essential oil that can uplift your mood, heal and invigorate in a variety of ways! I ALWAYS HAVE LAVENDAR AT HOME, AND IN MY PURSE AT ALL TIMES!

The benefits of Rosemary go from boosting mental activity, stress relief, extensive use in treating headaches, muscle pains, rheumatism and even arthritis. It helps in respiratory problems, stimulates blood circulation and relieves pain. For more information, and the benefits of Rosemary essential oil, read the article in its entirety at http://www.organicfacts.net/organic-oils/natural-essential-oils/health-benefits-of-rosemary-oil.html.

Here is how I prepare my Lavendar/Rosemary Bath Salts:

I use about 16 ounces of Epsom salt, 5 ounces of Lavendar essential oil, and about 1 1/2 to 2 ounces of Rosemary essential oil.

I suggest three parts(or three drops) Lavendar to one part (or one drop)Rosemary. Use the amount that you desire to enjoy a healing, zen experience in the bathtub! Use between 1/2 cup, to 1 cup per bath.

To read Dr. Mercola’s article, please go to http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/12/17/magnesium-benefits.aspx, and to learn more about the benefits of Lavendar essential oil, please go to http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-7769/13-uses-for-lavender-oil-the-only-essential-oil-youll-need.html.

These salts also make a great gift! Put some in a mason jar with a decorative ribbon and a recipe card on how to make your own bath salts!

To your good health!

Wendy

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One Response to “LAVENDER/ROSEMARY HOMEMADE BATH SALTS – WENDY BLANCHARD, M.S., CHHC

  • Thank you, however I love to write and share my experiences and knowledge. Blessings, Wendy

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