Bath salts with lavender combine two highly relaxing activities in one – taking a warm bath and enjoying the aromatherapeutic properties of lavender. As you rest in the bathtub, steam pulls the lavender essential oils into the air so they may be inhaled, enveloping the bather in a delightful relaxing mist. This style of relaxation bath is popular, and it may be taken before bed to wind down for sleep, in the morning to start the day balanced and refreshed, or even in the middle of the day for a good reset.
Athletes especially enjoy the benefits of lavender epsom salt baths because it has dual benefits. The aroma of lavender can help relax the mind, while the epsom salts soothe the body simultaneously. While you relax in the bathtub, you can wind down from an excellent session in the gym or prepare to compete with a clean slate. When considering the soothing and relaxing of muscles, it’s important to keep feet in mind. Soaking feet in epsom salts with lavender is a relaxing way to kick back and unwind after a long day.
Human beings have been enjoying the aroma of lavender for thousands of years for its soothing effects. The scent is slightly medicinal, herbaceous, fresh, and just a little sweet, so it’s plenty pleasant on its own. While lavender has a sharp and distinct aroma, it’s also a clean scent and blends very well with others. This makes it easy for bath salt blends to use lavender alongside other herbs and essential oils to create blends that soothe, relax, revive, and rejuvenate all at once. The addition of lavender into a bath salt or aromatherapy blend simply adds in that relaxing element so many look for when they practice some much-needed self-care.
Lavender is versatile and when pairing it with other essential oils you can enjoy new aromatherapy experiences in a single bath. A few scent profiles that play particularly well with lavender are:
Blending lavender with these other essential oils can enhance the comforting benefits.
Lavender For Foot Soak Rituals
Lavender is especially relaxing for sore feet, especially when blended with other key essential oils. After a long day, it’s so refreshing to enjoy a calming foot bath. It invigorates tired feet and calms the mind. Our Detox Foot Soak blends lavender essential oil with that of peppermint, lemon, and frankincense. The aromatherapy combination of lavender and frankincense helps calm the mind. While the lavender and peppermint essential oils together provide a cooling sensation on achy sore feet. Last, the lemon essential oil leaves feet feeling clean and fresh. It’s the perfect blend for a daily foot bath ritual.
If your feet are extra tired, another incredible foot bath option is the Circulation Foot Soak. This is ideal for days when your feet are swollen from activity. Using a powerful blend of lavender, eucalyptus, ginger, and cypress, it will help you revitalize your feet. This combination creates a warming and cooling sensation that pampers your feet and makes them feel great. The aromatherapy combination helps you kick back and treat yourself to some much needed relaxation. Foot spa sessions have numerous wellness benefits and are advised at least twice a week to keep you feeling great.
Another great example of the pairing of lavender and eucalyptus can be found in the comforting Athlete Soak. In this soak, lavender and eucalyptus are joined by pine and peppermint, for aromatherapy that is fresh, refreshing, herbaceous, and relaxing. With scents reminiscent of a fresh forest, it’s a bath salt blend that invokes the same feeling as spending time in the great outdoors.
Embracing The Relaxation Side Of Your Bath
Relaxation is a huge perk of enjoying bath salts with lavender, so why not really embrace the relaxation side of your bath? Whether you’re going for a deeper level of relaxation alone, like with the lavender focused Deep Relaxation Bath Salt, or a blend alongside additional essential oils, you can always make the relaxing properties of your aromatherapy shine even brighter.
To start a relaxing bath with lavender essential oils, first prepare your bath ahead of time. Knowing that you have everything you need within reach can help you to really focus on the aromatherapy as you’re enjoying your bath. Whether it’s a foot bath or a full body bath, your mind can be in the present instead of elsewhere. Before your bath, have a soft towel ready for drying off after the bath, bring a lavender scented candle into the bathroom with you, have a magazine, puzzle book, device, or other entertainment within reach if desired, and perhaps bring some music along to set the mood for deep relaxation.
As you’re drawing your bath, pay close attention to the temperature you choose. You want to draw a bath that is warm enough to cause steam to float up on the water, but you don’t want to draw a bath that is too hot that it’s uncomfortable. Test the water on the interior of your arm to make sure it will be comfortable for your entire body if you choose to take a full-body bath with lavender aromatherapy.
While you’re in the bath, take some time to really sit back, breathe deep, and feel the aromatherapy working. Allow the steam to envelop your senses and feel the soothing and comforting properties of lavender as they relieve the stresses of the day. The soaking session should take anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes for maximum benefit.
Once you’re ready to end your bath, it’s important to sit up and stand slowly. Standing up too quickly may be uncomfortable or dangerous, and an injury can really ruin the benefits of a good lavender aromatherapy bath. Pat yourself dry with your towel to remove excess water without irritating soft skin and enjoy the lasting soothing effects lavender can provide.