Take a hot bath in nature’s divine essences
It’s one of the easiest things to do and yet so powerful: Taking a hot bath. These 15, 20 minutes in the bath tub can feel like a little escape from our busy lives and schedules. It’s a space for you to let go, relax and simply be – especially now that it’s getting colder outside. Dim the bright bathroom lights, light a candle and slide into the hot water… Instead of a foamy, artificial bubble bath, however, try a home-made bath mix with all natural essential oils: These oils capture nature’s pure divinity and beauty and are non-toxic compared to a lot of the “bath essences” that you normally come across. Here’s my recipe for a delicious self-care, self-love bath: Take 4 table spoons of sea salt and mix in 6 drops of a calming, relaxing or balancing essential oil. Tip: Start with 6 drops and go up or down 1-2 drops the next time if it wasn’t intense enough or too intense.
For your inspiration, try these oils:
Clary Sage: I love clary sage on days when I feel a bit “cranky” or simply out of flow, when I sense I need good care, balance and alignment on a deeper level. I think of it as longings or needs that we women have. And indeed clary sage is an oil that is very beneficial for women: It’s a great during the days leading up to your menstruation (check out the blend against cramps!) and when you’re dealing with hormonal imbalances.
It’s also supposed to help when you feel nervous, exhausted or anxious and when your muscles need relief and relaxation. Clary sage is hands-down one of my favourite and most-used oils. The smell is quite distinctive, though. It’s strong and herbaceous. I didn’t like it straight away, but then it really grew on me. Always remember, though, that our sense of smell is something very individual and that we all react differently to smells and how we like, or not like, an essential oil – so you always gotta try yourself. If you go for clary sage: Let me know what you think! Comment below or send me a message over on instagram. Also: Be careful with or even better avoid clary sage during pregnancy. Check with your practitioner first!
lavender: An allrounder and another one of my favourites! I love it dropped on my pillow at night, as a headache soother or in my bath tub! Lavender essential oil is balancing, calming, uplifting for your spirit and mood and helping you sleep. I love it mixed it with clary sage in my hot baths.
ylang: Is a very sensual and feminine oil. Ylang has an intense smell of tropical flowers and sweet-syrup notes. It can be too much for some, and for others it will be a sensual revelation of their femininity! It blends well with lavender: try a bath mix of 4 drops lavender + 1 drop ylang. You can also try 1 drop ylang, 2 drops of clary sage + 2 drop geranium. Good to know: Ylang is among the top hormone supporting essential oils for women of childbearing age as well as for perimenopausal and menopausal women.