It’s been a while, but I thought I would come back with a simple recipe that I know you will enjoy! In today’s very stressful times, we all need a little something that will help put us at ease and allow us to open our minds so that we can put our best ideas and self forward.
If you have access to great essential oils, please always make sure you have some peppermint (or spearmint) essential oil and patchouli essential oil and lavender essential oil as well. I used to use this blend a LOT when I worked for the Post Office and it always helped me to de-stress after a a hard day’s work. Believe it or not, the patchouli actually helps to calm the body and put you in a relaxed state while the peppermint will give you just enough of a kick to keep you from going all the way to sleep. The lavender can be added if you want to really relax and temper the peppermint. Here are the ingredients:
- 2 drops peppermint essential oil
- 3 drops patchouli essential oil
- 2 drops lavender essential oil (optional)
- 1 cup sea salt (fine if being used as a scrub, medium if being used as a soak)
- 3/4 cup of olive oil ( or any oil you choose or have on hand, use the oil if you are making a scrub and use with fine sea salt)
- clean bowl large enough to combine ingredients
- spatula or large spoon
If you are making a scrub, combine the essential oils with the salt. Combine thoroughly and then add the oil. If you feel you need a but more oil, then add a few drops until it is to your desire. Step into the shower cleanse the skin. Rinse off and with circular motions begin to rub the salt mixture into your body. Be sure to concentrate on the heels, elbows, hands, knees. Allow the aroma to relax you and slowly begin to take away your stress. You will begin to feel yourself feel lighter and refreshed as you continue the scrubbing of your body and inhaling of the fragrance you have created! When finished, rinse off and feel how silky soft your skin is. You will notice also that your mood will have changed to now allow you to relax but not to fully sleep.
If you are making a bath soak, simply omit the oil (or keep, the choice is yours, but just use less than the 3/4). While running your warm bath water, pour the salts into the tub and allow to dissolve before stepping and soaking in the tub. Light your candles, play a little soft, relaxing music and create your own personal sanctuary. Simply close your eyes and relax and allow your stress to be taken away.