Winter is upon us...It's dreary, cold and dark here. The days are short and the nights are long. I am one of those gals who don't do very well in the Winter. I get the Winter Blues. It's real folks! I was trying to find some ways to help with the blues this Winter since we are now living in the Mid West where the Winter will be long!!!!! I will share what I have come up with as I go, in hopes you too will find some inspiration yourself and join me this Winter. We can beat this!!! I made some lovely bath salts for a few friends this Christmas, and after making them...It hit me...How wonderful this would be to soak in during these long Wintry cold days. I love me a good ole hot soak. Why not add a bit of Winter goodness to it... I gathered up a bunch of jars which I have been collecting over time. You see, my dear Mr. Darling has this thing about salsa....I buy him salsa...So why not keep those lovely jars and reuse them for something else? Being the frugal gal I am...These will come in handy for gift giving and so much more. Simply paint the lids with your favorite color of spray paint, take off the sticky labels and voila...Your'e in business!
To make this wonderful Wintry Blend I used 3 bags of Epson Salt, 1 box of baking soda, 1/2 bottle of red sugar sprinkles (for added color) (optional) and about 30 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil. Mix all these ingredients in a large bowl....Give it a nice sniff....This is a dreamy smell!!!
I poured them into the jars, made some labels and called it good!
Are you ready to give it a soak? Add 1/4 cup into a nice hot bath
and soak yourself for at least 10-20 minutes..
The delightful scent of peppermint with tantalize your senses. Peppermint essential oil is wonderful for sore muscles as it is a natural pain killer and anti inflammatory. It will even relieve muscle pain caused by the flu. It also improves circulation, relaxing tense muscles and has been recognized to soothe headaches. Peppermint essential oil is also known to raise energy levels, improving focus and mental clarity, relieves stress, and calms skin inflammation.
The menthol in peppermint provides relief to respiratory problems as well as congestion. I think your'e going to love using this soak this Winter. If you don't want to use it in the bath...You can also just soak your feet in it. There are so many wonderful benefits...
Come on back ya hear? I will share more ideas for beating Winter Blues...