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Seasonal Tips from the Book Of Shadows

Bath/Shower Salt for Body and Soul

When I was little, my Grandmother would draw a lavender bath for me in the middle of the day. I didn't know it at the time, but she did this to keep me calm. All I knew was that I always felt comfortable and happy when I stayed with her. To this day, when I think of my grandmother's house, I always recall that feeling.

These days, everybody knows the benefits of a lavender bath, but we don't always have time to take one.

In my craft, I often shower with coarsely ground sea salt. I found that when I add lavender oil to the sea salt, I sleep like I did at my Grandmother's.

How to make it:

Pour 1/2 cup of coarsely ground sea salt into a glass bottle.

Add 10 drops of essential lavender oil

Put a cork in the bottle, and shake the salt for 3 minutes. This will create a sound like crickets on a summer night.

Take the bottle into the shower with you

After you finish with your normal showering routine, pour a small amount of salt into your hand, and re-cork the bottle.

Set the bottle down, and wash your arms with the salt

Repeat this procedure with your legs, neck and back.

Fill the nearly empty bottle with water, close your eyes, and douse your hair, then rinse it out.

That's it. You will feel like you swam in the ocean, and you will sleep like a baby.