This is my very first post about natural home made remedies. I owe most of my knowledge to Ms Joyce Muscat whom I met whilst attending her course on ‘Herbalism for Self Healing’ at MCAST Institute of Agribusiness in Malta. The course was about surrounding ourselves with natural alternatives for most day to day needs. I learned a lot on how to take a holistic approach for many situations and I wish to share some of the most useful and exciting concoctions with you. I will be using essential oils as well as herbs and flowers found in the wild or in our back garden. I have recently made my own lip balms, massage oils, moisturisers, ‘voltaren’ gel replacement, scrubs and many more. As you realise this is a new accomplishment for Rody’s Hearty Corner as we are not only talking about natural food but also natural ways to make ourselves better.
I will dedicate my first post to the easiest and cheapest home made remedy available. Bath salts; they are so easy to make and they offer plenty of benefits. Sea salt is very alkaline and helps to lower the acidity in our body. These are some of the benefits when using bath salts.
- Reducing levels of stress
- Dealing with Insomnia
- Increasing circulation
- Expelling toxins from the body
Sea salt in a bath also helps reduce the cold and flu symptoms.
To use your bath salts run a bath with warm water and add a handful or two of these sea salts to your bath while filling. Adding essential oils would enhance the benefits. I use lavender and peppermint oil for a calming and relaxing soak, and eucalyptus and peppermint essential oils to alleviate aches and pains or aid sinuses.
Do not use any other type of salt in bath salts as only sea salt is said to have these amazing properties.
- 150g sea salt
- 4 drops lavender essential oil
- 4 drops eucalyptus essential oil
- optional: 1/8 teaspoon beetroot powder
- optional: dried herbs
- Start by placing the sea salt in a storing jug.
- Use back of a teaspoon to mix the beetroot powder until the color is well combined.
- Mix in the essential oils with back of a spoon and then mix in the herbs if using. Use small herbs so you don’t clog the drain when emptying the bath.