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Extreme Self-Care: Soaking in Lavender

Thursday, 21 August 2014 00:00  by Emily S.

In Provence, France, lavender fields bloom from the middle of June through August. These fragrant fields are awe-inspiring, and serve as a sweet reminder of nature’s beauty.

Lavender is an herb whose flower and oil has been used medicinally for centuries. It is renowned for its ability to calm the mind and the body. Lavender alleviates depression, aids in healthy digestion, eases headaches, reduces insomnia and soothes anxiety. Many celebrate lavender for its ability to soothe skin irritation such as acne and relieve joint aches.

Not everyone will be able to make it half-way across the world to bask in the splendor of the French lavender fields, but everyone can enjoy the holistic effects of lavender with this homemade lavender bath soak.

What you need:/p>

  • 3 tablespoons dried culinary lavender buds
  • 4 cups plain old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup baking soda

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor.
  2. Grind until almost powdery.
  3. This process takes about 3 minutes.
  4. Pour 1 cup of your homemade soak into a warm bath, relaxing for 15-30 minutes.
  5. Store the powder in a tightly sealed jar, keeping it cool and dry.

 

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