We meet again!
This time of year can be crazy for a lot of us! With cold/allergy season still around, deadlines to be met, summer planning, whatever it may be, sometimes you need a freaking break to relax and de-stress. Especially for you Coachella heads!
I can get really stressed out at the drop of a dime, so it’s so important for me to have rituals that calm my nerves and make me feel at ease after a long day.
Oils have become my thing. And lavender oil in particular. Lavender is ultra calming and soothing and relaxes fatigued muscles.
Another great way to de-stress is take a hot long bath with this amazingly wonderful lavender bath soak.
Something about taking a hot bath, with candles and just zoning out, relaxes my whole body before bed. Try it, you will become addicted.
Some health benefits of lavender…
♦ Reduces anxiety and emotional stress
♦Heals burns and wounds
♦Restores skin complexion and reduces acne
♦Slows aging with powerful antioxidants
♦Improves eczema and psoriasis
And if all those wonderful benefits are not enough, it smells amazing, and will leave your skin smelling like a fresh flower field for goodness sake!
As you may know, I’m super into holistic remedies and making my own serums and scrubs with natural ingredients. It comes to no surprise that I whipped up this lavender bath soak after a stressed filled week. It’s easy, all natural, and would be an awesome Mothers Day gift. Adding dried lavender really makes you feel like your at the spa. (Warning: you may have to raid your neighbors lavender plant, jump fences, etc. to find fresh lavender, oops!)
But in all realness lavender is hard to come by, so if you find a flourishing plant, become best friends with the owner!
Mermaid Guide to making the most fragrant, relaxing lavender soak:
- 1 cup lavender castile soap→ you could also use unscented, but the more lavender the better in my books. Castile soap works wonders, it’s so pure and gentle on your skin
- ½ cup Vegetable Glycerin- I use this stuff all the time for beauty rituals
- 15-20 drops of pure lavender essential oil
- A sprinkle of fresh dried lavender
Note: You can find Castile Soap and Pure Vegetable Glycerin at most health food stores. I purchased mine from Sprouts! You could also add any essential oils of your choosing. Lemon mint bath soak would be a great alternative for a boost of energy. Play around with it!
-Just pour everything into a glass bottle (Michaels has nice bottles with lids or corks so you can store or gift it)
Hope all you babes enjoy! Take some time for yourself and have a makeshift spa day! Ahhhh Happy Relaxing!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Melissa Heyde is the creator behind the beach inspired lifestyle blog, Mermaid Memos! She's a total beach girl, with a love and passion for health, travel, beauty and overall wellness. She grew up in beautiful San Diego, lived in Hawaii for a couple years and have always been drawn to the beach lifestyle. She believes that life is a balancing act so staying positive and grateful are her key motives for being the best version of herself, each and every day!