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Sleepy Time Bath Salts

I tend to do most of my work late into the night.  The days are filled up with school, kid's activities, errands, and keeping the household running.  I find I can be much more productive after everyone else is in bed... no distractions and no interruptions. 

After a few hours of writing, printing out class handouts, testing with new recipes, and packing (or unpacking) my bags, it's hard to wind down enough to actually go to sleep.  After experimenting with several combinations of essential oils, I've come up with one that so perfectly fits me.  I love the scent and it's a perfect way to relax after a long day.

If you don't have Dead Sea salt, you can substitute Epsom salt.  But I really like the way the Dead Sea salts work in this recipe.

Sleepy Time Bath Salts
2 cups Dead Sea salt, medium grain
1/4 cup jojoba oil
30 drops lavender essential oil
20 drops chamomile essential oil
20 drops clary sage essential oil
Optional: 6 drops blue food coloring 

In a small bowl, mix together salts and jojoba oil.  If you're using food coloring, go ahead and add that now too.  Because the jojoba oil gives such a golden color to the salts, the finished color will actually be a blue-green.  Very pretty.  Next, mix the essential oils into the bath salts and mix very well.  Store in a tightly covered glass container.

To use: add 1/2 to 1 cup of the salts to running bath water.  Soak for at least 20 minutes.  Candles and soft music is recommended!

Yield: 2-4 treatments

Shelf life: approximately 4 months  

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