An invigorating bath soak is a must for stress management throughout your busy week. Most people are very deficient in magnesium which is found in certain foods and epsom salt, makes a bath an easy way to absorb it through your skin. This combo of essential oils is relaxing and very supportive of good health.
Cypress essential oil is steam distilled from a cypress tree and it has historical references in the bible for its health sustaining properties. It supports healthy skin and normal respiratory function among many other benefits. It can also be good for using before and after exercise, applied topically. The essential oils extracted from Cypress contains organic compounds such as Alpha Pinene, Beta Pinene, Alpha Terpinene, Bornyl Acetate, Carene, Camphene, Cedrol, Cadinene, Sabinene, Myrcene, Terpinolene and Linalool which have been studied widely. It is great to put in a bath because it will go into the skin and be inhaled at the same time.
Lemongrass essential oil: Lemongrass is a key ingredient in Purification and Ortho Sport blends. Lemongrass essential oil can be worn alone or mixed with other complementary oils to help awaken the senses. It is great for supporting an active and healthy lifestyle and will make your house smell amazing. It is made even more appealing when paired with one of the following: cypress, cedarwood, and ginger.
Wintergreen essential oil: Wintergreen is a tree native to North America and it is believed to have been Native Americans who discovered the use of it for supporting health. It is commonly used in many household products (usually in synthetic form unless from Young Living) and it has a cooling sensation on the skin. The botanical name of this shrub is Gaultheria Procumbens. The essential oil of this plant is extracted by steam distillation of its leaves. The compounds Menthyl Salicylate and Gaultherilene are the two main components of this essential oil.
Epsom salt, named for a bitter saline spring at Epsom in Surrey, England, is not actually salt but a naturally occurring pure mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate. With a history as a natural remedy for a number of ailments, Epsom salt is very good for health and has many uses around the house for personal care and cleaning. It can even be useful in the garden too.
Studies have shown that magnesium and sulfate are easily absorbed through the skin. This makes epsom salt baths a super easy way to supplement your levels of this vital nutrient. Magnesium plays a number of roles in the body including regulating the activity of over 325 enzymes, regulating inflammation, helping support strong muscles and proper nerve function. It can be very good for relaxing the smooth muscles that run our body which are over stimulated from daily stress.
Invigorating Bath Soak
Prep time: 2 minutes
2 cups Epsom Salt (order here)
10 Drops Cypress Essential Oil (order here)
10 Drops Lemongrass Essential Oil (order here)
10 Drops Wintergreen Essential Oil (order here)
Place the epsom salt in a wide mouthed jar. Add the essential oils and secure the lid. shake briefly to combine. Pour into a hot bath, soak for 15-20 minutes and enjoy. Repeat every night or as often as you wish.
Pro Tips: Make sure to add the oils to the salt before adding to the bath or they could be warm on your sensitive parts. The epsom salt acts as a dispersant to distribute the oils. You can use other great combos such as peppermint, lavender and lemon. Frankincense and peppermint would be another great combo. Be sure to add lemongrass, cypress and wintergreen to your premium starter kit when you get started here.
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