Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Mercredi: The Art of Beauty

Two weeks ago we talked about a base for making bath salts. I promised more on the subject so today we’re going to discuss adding essential oils to your bath salt base not only for aromatherapy but also for magick.

As you can see, the following combinations call for two or more essential oils. If you are planning on adding more than one scent to your bath salts, you should always mix the essential oils separately and let them stand in a container, preferably glass, that you can gently shake once or twice a day. This will mix the oils and the scents so that they distribute more evenly once they are combined with your bath salt base. It’s also a great time to actively empower them for magickal purposes.

Once the process of letting the oils blend is done, mix up your batch of bath salts and incorporate the oils as the last step before you package the bath salts. A big spoon that you can use just for bath salts and oils is a great tool for this step.

Here are a few suggestions to help you relax, smell great and add a little empowerment to an otherwise simple indulgence.

For restful sleep: 6 drops lavender, 4 drops jasmine, 4 drops violet

To draw affection: 8 drops rose, 4 drops vanilla, 2 drops patchouli

To draw money: 8 drops pine, 4 drips cinnamon, 2 drops cloves

For peace at home and among family: 6 drops rosemary, 4 drops sandalwood, 4 drops basil

For physical and mental health: 4 drops allspice, 4 drops rosemary 2 drops myrrh

These are just a few suggestions. As you work with herbs and essential oils, you can experiment with other combinations for love, luck, prosperity, protection, wishes and sleep. Or just pick scents that lift your mood, relax you and enhance the experience of a warm bath. A votre santé ~

Header: The Lady of Shalott by John William Waterhouse c 1888


Timmy! said...

You are the bathing queen, Pauline.

Pauline said...

I kind of am. Some day I want the ultimate spa bathroom with the giant tub right in the middle and the shower out of the way in the corner. Dream big!