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 tablespoon (15 ml) castile soap
- 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 castile soap 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. I would just suggest adjusting the recipe a bit. For a body scrub, use 1 oz (28 g) pink salt, and 1 oz (30 ml) jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis). 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.
If you make the body scrub, be sure to use a power towel to wipe down your shower floor after you use it. The jojoba leaves surfaces slippery and I don’t want you to fall! Enjoy!