Sea salt is a hot item right now. Sprinkle it on your food, scrub with it, or soak in it. Today I will share a pampering recipe that us ladies can appreciate once a month. That's right – PMS. Let's talk about that ever-so-pleasant topic, shall we? I received a book for review purposes and purchased the ingredients myself. This post contains affiliate links, but all opinions are my own.
I am convinced that my uterus is out to destroy me. Perhaps it's punishing me for not having children. Although, my sister has similar issues, and she has kids, so I guess that's not it. Whatever the case, PMS has turned into a special sort of hell. I am not even exaggerating when I say that it ruins days of my month. Thank goodness I work from home because I'd be calling in sick way too often.
Homemade Bath Bombs, Salts & Scrubs – 300 Natural Recipes for Luxurious Soaks
The book that I received is called Homemade Bath Bombs, Salts & Scrubs – 300 Natural Recipes for Luxurious Soaks by Kate Bello. I feel like I need to say this book is not designed to treat any ailments. Always visit your doctor when you are experiencing medical problems.
I love the way the book is set up. At the beginning of the book, it tells you about the benefits, what you will need, and other important info. After that, it gets straight to the recipes, no fluff in between. I appreciate that. Once you know the hows and whys, it's easy to go right to the recipe you'd like to make and get busy.
The book contains recipes for all sorts of ailments and purposes. Obviously, anyone can use these recipes. You do not need to be suffering to enjoy a good sea salt soak. However, there's lots of amazing blends of ingredients in this book to help alleviate allergies, arthritis, inflammation, and so much more. There's chapters on skin & beauty, astrology (soaks for your sign), pregnancy, and even blends for men. Ladies, there's even a DIY cellulite sea salt soak! There's so many that I plan to try.
Soaking in a hot bath when you have PMS can be rather soothing. There are a few different recipes for PMS and painful periods. I decided to try PMS Salt Soak 3, which is on page 53 of the book. This mix is designed to help reduce depression and irritability. I made half of what the recipe calls for since it makes a huge batch.
PMS Sea Salt Soak Recipe
- 1 cup Dead Sea salts
- 1/2 cup Himalayan salts
- 1/4 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup French green clay
- 3 drops bergamot essential oil
- 3 drops chamomile essential oil
Note: The recipe calls for 5 drops of each essential oil. But, lots of luck dropping in a 1/2 a drop. So, I just did 3 drops of each instead.
Mix all ingredients and store in an airtight container. I used jelly jars. Then, at an attempt of being a repurposer, I used an old non-dairy creamer container. Hey, it's not gorgeous, but it works.
Find this sea salt soak recipe and so many more in the book.