When it comes to baths, the delicious is in the details. You set the scene, light the candles, assemble your snacks, media and products at arm’s length of the tub. You think to yourself “this is probably what Beyoncé is doing right now”, and until the water gets cold, you are the centre of your universe.
Whether you’re recovering from a hellish work day or an intense workout, baths are a great tool for mind and body relaxation. Get creative and relish in customizing this recipe to your unique, luxurious, desires.
Developed by Dr. Carlen Costa, our expert in all things pleasure, this aromatic bath soak features detoxifying salts and plant-powered aromatherapy. If ingesting CBD oil is a part of your self-care practice, consider adding it to your soak as a topical alternative to ingestion.
It’s important to combine your essential oils with a couple tablespoons of a carrier oil (see examples below) before mixing with the salts to ensure they are evenly distributed and safe for the bath. Never put essential oils into your bath water straight up – they could cause skin irritation.
Use an extra pair of pantyhose a DIY sachet for your salts. Cut off the foot of the hose, insert your salts and tie off. Allow the water to run over the sachet for an evenly diffused bath with no gritty post-bath clean-up.
How to make your Bath Salt Blend
Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl:
2 cups Epsom salt
2 cups sea salt or Himalayan pink salt
Optional: add 1 to 2 teaspoon dried herbs (lavender, chamomile, rosemary, rose, peppermint)
Mix wet ingredients in a small bowl:
20 drops of essential oils
30 ml of carrier oil (sunflower, olive, safflower, hemp, avocado)
5 to 30 ml of CBD oil
Combine dry and wet ingredients, mix thoroughly
Scoop bath salts into a clean glass mason jar
Add up to 1 cup of bath salt mixture to your bath
Makes enough for 4 baths
Suggested Essential Oil Blends
Mix any 2 to 4 essential oils into your Balt Salt mixture for these targeted results:
Calming: lavender, clary sage, chamomile, cedar wood, frankincense, patchouli
Sedative: clary sage, lemon balm, lavender, ylang ylang, vetiver
Uplifting mood: lavender, geranium, bergamot, peppermint, lemon, jasmine
Energizing: peppermint, eucalyptus, bergamot, orange, grapefruit
*Disclaimer: Remember to start low and go slow with the cannabis content in your DIY recipes.
Recipe courtesy of Julie Clark (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Illustrations by Madison van Rijn