Balance Bath

I have always used the bath as a method to reset the day. Grumpy baby? Bath. Defiant toddler? Bubble bath. Sick child? Bath. Worn out Mama? Definitely a bath. In my last order from DoTerra, I bought their Balance oil blend… I was thinking it would be helpful on those days when everyone was too grumpy to focus, but then one night, as I was mixing up a bath soak for cold and flu I realized that I was missing out.

A few nights later, after a particularly rough day, I put some of the mix in my bath and I tell you… 20 minutes later, I felt like a new woman. In general, when I take a bath I get out feeling droopy and ready for bed. Nothing productive happens after a bath, but at least I’m relaxed, right? This time, I felt calm, relaxed and mentally sharp. I had actually hidden in the bathroom while the kids played with Matt {No shame!} and after we put them to bed, I was able to sit down and do a great deal of work! I work from home editing and doing some writing, but since I do spend my whole day communicating with the little people, sometimes when the quiet time does arrive, it’s just too much for me to focus!

I’ve added it to the kids’ bath after long days full of activities… everyone deserves an opportunity to feel grounded and mentally fresh. And even though there aren’t any sleep-specific oils in this blend, the little ones still snuggle up and go right to sleep. When you’re balanced, it’s possible to actually rest!

Balance Bath Soak

  • 1/2 cup Epsom salts
  • 2 Tbsp. baking soda
  • 15 drops Balance Essential Oil
  • 10 drops Lemon Essential Oil

Mix together the Epsom salt and baking soda with a fork. Then drip in your oils. Mix again and store in a Ball jar. {I use these Storage Caps.} When you’re ready to use them in your bath, scoop out about a Tablespoon and sprinkle it in the water, swishing to dissolve into the water.

Note: I only make small batches at a time, but you could easily double/triple/quadruple this recipe! Or swap out the Lemon for Lavender!

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