DIY – Lavender Rosemary Bath Salts

  • 1/2 cup Epsom salt
  • 1/2 cup Mediterranean Sea salt
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal (powdered in a blender)
  • 1 tablespoon dried rosemary (crushed or chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon dried lavender buds
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 to 10 drops of lavender essential oil (oprional)

Combine the ingredients and transfer it to a mason jar with lid. Let it rest for a couple of days so the oils are incorporated. Add a handful of lavender bath salts to warm bath water. The epsom salts in this recipe help relieve sore muscles and the lavender will help relieve stress. Rosemary adds aroma to the mix and can help protect skin cells from damage often caused by the sun and free radicals.

Lavender as a Sleep Aid

Since ancient times lavender has been recommended for people suffering from insomnia or other sleep disorders. People stuffed their pillows with lavender flowers to help them fall asleep and get a better night’s rest.

Today, we use lavender to treat headaches and nervousness or restlessness. Massage therapists sometimes apply lavender oil to the skin, which may function both as a calming agent and a sleep aid. In Germany, lavender tea has been approved as a supplement to treat sleep disruptions, restlessness, and stomach irritation.

Lavender and Aromatherapy

Lavender is most commonly used in aromatherapy. The fragrance from the oils of the lavender plant is believed to help promote calmness and wellness. It’s also said to help reduce stress, anxiety, and possibly even mild pain. A recent study found that topically applying lavender, plus sage and rose, could reduce the severity of menstrual cramps.

Phase 1 – Completed.

We have finished the planting of our first group of lavender. It’s all mulched with landscape fabric. automatic drip irrigation and weed control.

Now all we have to do is tend the plants, control the weeds and wait.

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