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Bath Salts - Lavender & Rosemary

Lavender & Rosemary Bath Salts
Deeply Relaxing
1 Cup Sea Salt
3 teaspoons Wheatgerm Oil (Carrier Oil)
8 drops Lavender Aromatherapy Oil
2 drops Rosemary Aromatherapy Oil
3 level Tablespoons Epsom Salts - more if you have plenty
3 teaspoons, slightly rounded, Clean & Safe - Optional
Always add the Wheatgerm Oil (Carrier Oil) to Sea Salt first.  Stir well giving ithe oil time to be absorbed by the salt.
Add Aromatherapy Oil (after the carrier oil) and stir well
Add Epsom Salts, stir well
If using add Clean & Safe stir it in now or use a little of your favourite bubble bath, this is optional but I find it makes cleaning the bath easier
It is important to use a Carrier Oil with Aromatherapy Oils as undiluted they can burn the skin or cause a sensitivity to develop - this can happen with Lavender as people often think it is safe to use undiluted. 
Run a little tepid water into the bath and pour in half a cup of the Salts or up to one whole cup, let the salt soak a little while to dissolve - unless you made the recipe with fine salt.
Run your bath as normal, slowly slide in and soak for 10 minutes.  Take a moment to gently stroke your skin with the palm of your hand - I think it helps in absorbing the oils - relax.
After 10 minutes it is time to exfoliate the skin using a mesh sponge or face cloth, gently all over.  At this point you may wish to use a little soap on places like your feet.
For me this felt very theraputic and relaxing, leaving my skin well moisturised.  Because I added Clean & Safe to the recipe I did not need to use soap - I have very dry skin.
Information on Aromatherapy Oils

Lavender oils

Stress, tension, mental exhaustion, anxiety, apprehension, restlessness, agitation, burn-out Aids clarity, balance, relaxation, rejuvenation, rest, helps with work related stress, a natural holistic approach. Flu, bacterial infections, headache, migraine, asthma, boosts immune system


not in pregnancy 

Loss of memory, strain, overwork, fatigue, sluggishness, lethargy Aids energy, creativity, clarity, concentration Headaches, fatigue, boosts immune system
For more information about Aromatherapy follow the link below
Wheatgerm Oil benefits
Epsom Salts - benefits of and how much to use in your bath
Sea Salt
For more information follow the links below
Clean and Safe (or use bubble bath)
from Health Leads Uk
Made without harmful chemicals -  follow the link below