Wash Away Old Energy with this D.I.Y. Salt Scrub + Soak Recipe

The moon reminds us to renew, release and realign monthly; most notably during the first and last lunar phases.

These phases (& anytime you’re feeling the need to cleanse your energy) are excellent times to ritually bathe with salt and oils. If you’re near the ocean, make sea swims a ritual. If not (or additionally), try a salt scrub or soak.

Why Salt?

Salt is seen as the great neutralizer, and helps cleanse, heal and balance energy. In ancient times salt was seen as a great commodity; it was the only means of preserving food. In addition to balancing energy, salt also aid ins repelling negative forces and attracting positive vibes.

Whenever you encounter negative vibes, or you’re looking to recharge after a tiring day or experience, try cleansing with one of these scrub + soak recipes:

Renewal Recipe

  • 1/4 c. epsom salt; soothing, high in magnesium. You may also use fine sea salt.
  • 1/4 c. coarse sea salt; exfoliating, purifying, cleansing
  • 1/4 c. coconut oil; nourishing, luxurious, moisturizing
  • 5+ drops juniper berry essential oil; revitalizing, uplifting, improves blood circulation
  • 5+ drops peppermint essential oil; cooling, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory

Relaxation Recipe

  • 1/4 c. epsom salt; soothing, high in magnesium. You may also use fine sea salt.
  • 1/4 c. coarse sea salt; exfoliating, purifying, cleansing
  • 1/4 c. coconut oil; nourishing, luxurious, moisturizing
  • 5+ drops lavender essential oil; calming, soothing
  • 5+ drops geranium essential oil; universal healer

Mix all ingredients together. Enjoy as a shower scrub or tub soak. Use the mentality “less is more,” plus avoiding overuse saves the oils (& money). Additionally, you can double this recipe and use it over the course of a week.

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