There is this small luxury that I indulge in often, it’s taking baths. I love this moment, just for myself, I light some candles, do a face mask or exfoliate, but mostly I try to relax and enjoy the steam. Yes I love really hot baths, the ones that are not so good for your blood flow, but makes you all soft and wrinkle your fingers. But it’s the best thing to warm up after a rainy and windy winter day or after a tiring sport session.
Of course, as you can imagine, I love bath products : oils, salts, foaming baths. I’ve tried different products, I’m quite fond of Primavera‘s bath oils and Hevea‘s bath nectar that my mom got me for Christmas.
But recently, I’ve been using mostly the ‘Liv Tyler Method’ as I call it. Let me explain : I’ve read her interview for Into The Gloss‘s Top Shelf where she describes the baths she takes twice a week, to sweat out the toxins. She mixes Epsom salts and baking soda in a very hot bath. I’ve tried and approved her method and uses every time as a base for my bath. To keep things easy – I hate to pull out the big box of Epsom salts or run to the kitchen to get the baking soda – I prep my bath salts in advance with some essential oils. I store them in an airtight container and use 4/5 tbsp each time.
1 cup of bath salt
1 cup of Epsom salt
1/4 cup of baking soda
5-6 drops of essential oil ( I love this relaxing mix : lavender, ylang ylang and grapefruit)
Mix all the ingredients and store in an airtight container
Where to find the ingredients
I buy all my product on Aroma Zone , but most of those can be found on Amazon or at your local health store. Just be careful to buy good quality essential oils.
Your turn !