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De-Stress Bath

De-Stress Bath

Psychologists say that watching TV news coverage of the war is causing stress-related symptoms in many people. Here is one antidote: turn off the TV, run yourself a warm bath, add this sweet-smelling mixture, and soak. This soothing remedy makes use of sea salt, a time-honored way to detoxify yourself on every level, and specific essential oils for grounding and relaxation.

De-Stress Bath is easy to make and the recipe yields enough to share with a friend. We could all use a little help.

Sea salt is a natural and healthy alternative to overly-processed commercial salt. You can find sea salt at your local natural foods store.

Be sure to use all-natural essential oils, not synthetic or perfume oils which often contain petroleum products and can be toxic. Essential oils are long-lasting and have thousands of uses, well worth the price.


2 cups sea salt
3 drops lavender essential oil
3 drops sandalwood essential oil
3 drops rosewood essential oil

Mix oils with salt and store in a pretty glass jar or screw-top container. To use, simply add a handful to your bath.

Read more: Spirit, Bath & Shower, Self-Help

By Cait Johnson, Assistant Producer, Care2 Healthy Living Channels.

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Cait Johnson

Cait Johnson, MFA, is the author of six books, including Earth, Water, Fire, and Air: Essential Ways of Connecting to Spirit, Witch in the Kitchen, Celebrating the Great Mother and Tarot Games. She has been a counselor for more than 20 years, and teaches workshops on seasonal elemental approaches to self-healing, conscious eating, and soul-nurturing creativity.


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8:16PM PST on Jan 7, 2013

Thank you.

8:15PM PST on Jan 7, 2013

Thank you.

6:15AM PST on Nov 24, 2012

Great ideas!

10:20AM PDT on Oct 23, 2012

interesting, thanks.

7:10AM PDT on Jun 16, 2012

Thanks for the info.

7:35PM PDT on Nov 4, 2011

thnx for this

12:25AM PDT on Jul 22, 2011

Thanks for posting.

4:55AM PST on Jan 20, 2011

Thanks for the info.

4:55AM PST on Jan 20, 2011

Thanks for the info.

4:18AM PST on Dec 17, 2010

Thanks for the article.

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