February 22, 2009

Pamper Yourself!

Valentine’s Day has come and gone. This doesn’t mean that it is too late to show a little love. Treat yourself to a relaxing day at the spa by creating one in your own bathroom!

Nothing is better than a warm bath at the end of the day. Lavender is used in aromatherapy to relax the mind and spirit... especially helpful for a good night's sleep. Salts are known to detoxify and soften the skin. Adding salts to the bath water can make this “me time” extra special. Here is a nice and easy recipe for lavender-scented bath salts:

½ cup Epsom or sea salt
¼ cup baking soda
2 Tbsp lavender buds
20 drops of lavender essential oil
Mix all of the ingredients together in a glass bowl and transfer to a mason jar.

Use ¼ - 1/2 cup of the mixture and add to warm bath water.

Breathe deeply, release the day and relax!

Nordea's Soaperie


Simone said...

This will make a wonderful B-day gift for my mom. (Dr. Horrible DVD (check), Beacon Bookmarks - bookmark, check, Lavender salts, hmm, Suite Francaise, check.)

Harlem Purl said...

I'll have to try this. I could use some good ol' me time. Thanks Nordea!