As part of our 30 day Fall Into Wellness Challenge (Join us on Instagram or Facebook!) every Friday of our challenge is a prompt for some self love! Fridays are ruled by the planet Venus, which if you follow astrology has to do with love, passion and relationships. Remembering that our relationship with ourself is so important, I thought a little Friday reminder each week of our challenge was a requirement.
We spend a lot of time giving to others, but may forget to schedule some time for ourselves. Especially as the kids are heading back to school and summer vacations are winding down, be sure to gift yourself some self love time. My favorite self-love/self-care ritual is spending some time detoxing in my bathtub. ha ha Anyone else?
So for a little inspiration, I thought I would share one of my favorite autumn inspired bath recipes. I'm a big fan of epsom salts and essential oils. Salt is said to help release negativity in the body and essential oils are not only good for providing some moisture to our skin, but depending on which oil contain other healing properties.
For our autumn inspired detox recipe I've chose Ginger essential oil and Wild Orange oil. Spiced oranges always remind me of late autumn and abundance. Both ginger and orange are warm soothing oils that bring in that cozy vibe. As you may know ginger has been used to help aid in digestion, but can also help calm inflammation and reduce anxiety due to it's earthly grounding energy (i.e. it grows underground). Wild Orange oil, like most citrus oils, are energizing and provide an uplifting energy to our recipe.
Note: Ginger essential oil's warming properties may cause some skin irritation, but if used in your bath should be diluted enough for sensitive body parts. Women who are pregnant or nursing should consult their physician prior to use.
Autumn Detox Bath Recipe
2-3 drops of Ginger Essential Oil
4-5 drops of Wild Orange Essential Oil
1 drop of Red food coloring
2 drops of Yellow food coloring
1 1/2 cups of Epsom Salt
1 tbsp Himalayan Salt
In a glass bowl mix the essential oils and epsom salt. Mix in the food coloring (if you want to dye the epsom salts). This should make a pale orange color, adjust as needed or omit entirely. Mix in the Himalayan Salt at the end for a pop of color. Store in a glass container with a lid for future use.
Add a few tablespoons of the mixture before you get in your bath. This oil blend smells amazing and the salts will soothe any sore muscles. Grab a cup of tea and a good book for a nice long soak.
Love & light,
P.S. - These also make easy gifts if you store in a mason jar with a cute ribbon and tag.