In our busy world, it can be challenging to take care of ourselves well. It can be a great stress reliever to take a bath, imagining all our troubles floating away. We can make it a ritual for self care.
First light a candle or have the lights be soft and low. Turn off electronics and ringers, soft music might be fine.
Take a loofa or soft natural brush and brush the skin, make the strokes toward the heart. Nice long strokes along the bones.
Next take some good oil and mix it with some essential oils. I’d recommend lavender, sweet orange or Ylang Ylang. Nice long strokes along the long bones, move everything toward the heart. For the joints, make circles all around from inside to outside.
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Fill a tub with hot water, add some salts, essential oils, perhaps frankincense, white birch; mix the salt and essential oils. Turn on some soft, soothing music. Climb in all oiled up and relax.
This can be very nourishing for the nerves and skin, as well as a delight to the senses. Relax, release, let go.
Some of the combinations I enjoy are sweet orange and lavender a few drops each added to an oil, I really like avocado or sesame oil in winter and almond oil or sunflower the rest of the time. Cedar and lavender combine well too. Sweet orange and lemongrass is quite lovely.
Here is a simple facial massage you can do just before or after a bath, of course use only organic or food grade oils.
- pour about a Tbs of apricot kernel oil or avocado oil into a small bowl
- add about 2 drops of lavender essential oil (or roman chamomile)
- massage into face in circular motion, large circles and small circles
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