So the word is out! Thanks to Steve’s clever post of the photo collage, it’s finally Facebook official! We’re expecting our first baby on April the 6th.
So why the DIY epsom salt bath you ask?
I’ve been trying lots of things throughout the first half of the pregnancy to help reduce the stress and craziness of life. Things that help me (read: force me!) to slow down.
I’ve been very lucky in terms of morning sickness – very few issues in this department. We’ve had a few other things to keep our minds occupied at the beginning of the pregnancy so it hasn’t been without its ups and downs and stressful times.
Some of the things I’ve been up to while keeping the news quiet…
- Practicing yoga – with Yoga in Daily Life
- Being mindful – Listening to and implementing lots of Rachael Kable‘s suggestions from ‘The Mindful Kind’ podcast.
- Saying NO – when I can and sometimes when I just have to. This is something that’s really hard for me to do!
- Visiting a Chinese medicine practitioner for acupuncture – Silvia at Chi Temple… so lovely and helpful! She has also hooked me up with supplements and given me a multitude of suggestions and much appreciated advice throughout my pregnancy. You can also find her on Facebook here
- Using essential oils – like they’re going out of fashion (but only since I got out of the get-me-away-from-that-smell-now phase!)
- Trying to get plenty of sleep – another boon for me. Self-proclaimed night owl!
This epsom salt DIY bath is next on my list to try.
Now to make time to give it a go!
Here’s how to make a jar for yourself…
It’s as easy as mixing all of the ingredients and storing them in a random and hopefully recycled jar!
- 2 C Epsom salts
- 1/2 C Baking Soda
- 30 drops lavender essential oil
- 10 drops peppermint essential oil
- Dried lavender (optional – I only added it as I had some from mum that she dried!)
I’ll let you know how it goes when I try it!!
Adapted from a recipe shared on the doTERRA everyday blog
If you’d like a sample of Lavender or Peppermint Oil or you’re interested in purchasing, get in contact with me via message, on my Facebook page, Healthy Erin or via my doTERRA page
I use this oil A LOT. I’ve popped a few different ways to use it below so you don’t get stuck in a ‘just with your linen’ rut. If I’ve missed any, I’d love you to share how else you use it!
Lavender oil is steam distilled from the flowers of the plant. It synergistically helps to soothe and calm the nervous system and can reduce anxious feelings, promoting calm and increasing self awareness.
- Massage 1 drop in your moisturiser into your face or body. It’s also nice in rubbed into your skin in almond or coconut oil with with Wild Orange and Frankincense so that you can smell it throughout the day.
- 1 drop in your mascara bottle extends its life and promotes healthy eyelashes.
- Bites or Stings – used neat, straight on the site.
- Add a few drops of Lavender to pillows, bedding, or the bottoms of feet to prepare for a restful night’s sleep or in a cold mist diffuser in your bedroom.
- Freshen your linen closet, mattress, car, or the air with a light mist of Lavender combined with water in a spray bottle.
- Add Lavender to bath water to soak away stress, or apply it to the temples and the back of the neck.
- Use it in cooking to soften citrus flavors and add a flavorful twist to marinades, baked goods, and desserts.
- Lavender makes a great addition to any hair treatment, shampoo, or conditioner. It can help keep the scalp looking clean and healthy.
- Pop a few drops in with your wash or softener cycle.
- Place a drop in your vacuum cleaner so that the scent is then diffused through the house as you clean.
All of these uses specifically relate to doTERRA essential oils – they are certified pure, therapeutic grade with no synthetic fillers or chemicals, just pure plant extracts. Many that you purchase contain these fillers so carefully read all labels!
If you’d like a sample of doTERRA Lavender Oil or you’re interested in purchasing, get in contact with me via message, on my Facebook page, Healthy Erin or via my doTERRA page