On Saturday I will be teaching my first self-care and aromatherapy class. This one is called Late Winter Detox and will include self-care tips, a list of essential oils, and each person will make a lovely detoxifying Salt Scrub. As a lead-in to this class, I shared a brief video on Facebook Live, made a salt scrub, and talked a bit about self-care and aromatherapy. I promised my viewers I would share the recipes and info about oils here on my blog, so here you go!
Detox Salt Scrub Recipe
- 8 oz. glass or PET plastic wide mouth jar with lid
- 1 cup fine sea salt
- 1/2 cup carrier oil: sesame, almond, or avocado oil
- 10-15 drops Juniper essential oil
- 10-15 drops Lemon essential oil
- 1 drop Roman Chamomile oil *optional
To make: Mix sea salt and carrier oil together in a bowl, add essential oils, and blend thoroughly. Place salt scrub in jar with lid.
To use: While showering, take a small amount of salt scrub and gently massage into legs and arms, then rinse.
The tub or shower floor can become slippery when you use your salt scrub; you may want to place a small handtowel on the floor of the tub or shower as a safety precaution.
The salt scrub is good for circulation, energizing, moving lymph, nourishing to the skin, is uplifting to the emotions, anti-inflammatory, and gives the immune system aa boost.
Late Winter Wellness Diffuser Blend
3-6 drops Tulsi
2-4 drops Spike Lavender
1-2 drops Niaouli
Drop into a diffuser, with distilled water up to fill line, and turn on for 1 hour or more at a time.
This Diffuser Blend is good to give your immune system a boost, it’s decongesting and promotes healthy lung and airway function, is energizing, warming, uplifting to the mood/emotions, and is antibacterial/antiviral.
Juniper–is energizing, stimulating, great for circulation, moving lymph, reduces nerve pain, decongestant, and antiviral.
Lemon–is sweet, citrusy, fresh, and fruity in aroma, is antiviral, antibacterial, reduces pain and inflammation, is an antidepressant, boosts the immune system, is positive, and uplifting.
Roman Chamomile–has a fruity, sweet and warming aroma, is calming to the central nervous system, anti-inflammatory, good for skin, eases minor muscle or joint pain, aids digestion, is antispasmodic.
Spike Lavender–has an uplifting, camphor-like aroma, is anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti fungal, antidepressant, energizing, supports healthy lung function.
Niaouli–-is fruity, earthy, lemony, and camphor-like in aroma boosts the immune system, is a decongestant, supports healthy lung and airway function, is warming, good for skin, eases minor tension and inflammation.
Rosemary–has a fresh, camphor-like, herbaceous aroma, strengthens the brain and memory, is good for respiratory system, stimulating, decongestant, supports healthy breathing, is sedative/calming to the nervous system, antiviral, anti fungal, antimicrobial, healing and rejuvenating to the skin.
(I am not a rep of any essential oil company, but I do recommend a few, including Aromatics International. They are committed to purity and transparency in their business and they publish GC/MS reports on all of their oils. If you plan on ordering through them, I would greatly appreciate it if you used this referral link. Thank you!)
For a helpful webinar on 10 Most Essential Oils for the Home Pharmacy, check out David Crow’s video here: https://youtu.be/T5mS1EEKR6M
Here is a blog post about Juniper Berry you might enjoy as well: https://aromaticstudies.com/essential-oil-allies-juniper-berry/