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Hot Springs in the Forest Bath Salt Recipe

by Andrea Butje on November 13, 2017

When was the last time you relaxed in a hot springs in a forest?

Whether you said “Just last week,” or “I’ve never done that,” then it’s been far too long!

I can’t actually take you to a hot springs in the forest, but I can give you this bath salt recipe that can help you feel like you’re there (if you close your eyes!). It’s made with Vetiver and Siberian Fir essential oils.

Vetiver has a deep, earthy aroma that is often used in perfumes. It’s grounding and comforting, and is so calming to the nervous system that it has earned the nickname “Oil of Tranquility.”

Siberian Fir’s aroma is fresh and piney. It has the effect of helping you feel refreshed and relaxed, as though you’re “coming back to yourself” after a long, busy day. I’ve also used it in woodsy perfume blends.

Both essential oils are also excellent for supporting immunity and calming inflammation. So this is a great bath salt to use if you’re feeling under the weather with congestion or body aches and pains.

Hot Springs in the Forest Bath Salt

  • 2 oz (56 g) pink Himalayan salt
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis)
  • 2 drops Vetiver essential oil (Vetiveria zizanoides)
  • 3 drops Siberian Fir essential oil (Abies sibirica)

Make this blend in a 2 oz (60 ml) jar.

First put the pink salt and jojoba in the jar, then add the essential oils. You can stir gently with a glass stirring rod or the handle of a stainless steel spoon. Then use the whole jar in your bath! 

Don’t have a bathtub? Don’t worry! You can make this blend as a body scrub to use in the shower. You just have to adjust the amount of salt and jojoba in the recipe. For a body scrub, use 1 oz (28 g) pink salt, and 1 oz (30 ml) jojoba. The blend will be oily, but that’s what we’re looking for. This blend is so moisturizing, you may even find that you don’t need to use body oil or lotion after your shower.

Whether you use it as a bath salt or body scrub, be sure to use a power towel to wipe down your bathtub or shower floor after you use it. The jojoba leaves surfaces slippery and I don’t want you to fall! Enjoy!

Owner/Instructor at Aromahead Institute
Aromahead Institute, owned by Andrea Butje, is a premier resource for online aromatherapy classes. Andrea offers her inspired approach to online aromatherapy certification through essential oil videos and original education materials. Check out her book, Essential Living: Aromatherapy Recipes for Health and Home, on Amazon!

Topics: vetiver essential oil, siberian fir essential oil, essential oils bath salts, immunity support essential oils, inflammation essential oils

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