My bath is most definitely my most favorite part of the house. When choosing the new home, my husband and I went to look at some new construction (just to see all our options) and I realized that many brand new homes do not have baths – just oversized showers – in the master bath. Needless to say, we didn’t get one of those :)))) The new house we are moving into has a large sized jet tub and I cannot wait to get into it.
There are so many reasons for baths. They are good for your body – relaxing the muscles, draining toxins, etc. But I feel like they are even better for the mind – it is a time to allow yourself to relax and enjoy, and to let your mind wander into an almost meditative state where the best ideas come from. I have had some of my best insights and light bulb moments occur when in a bath. Caveat: no phone/tablet/device allowed. You can bring a book, but if you REALLY want to go within – it just needs to be you, the bathtub, water, and a few essential oils 🙂
Adding oils and epsom salts to my bath has become almost a magic ritual, where I get to choose the oils based on how I want to feel or what kind of energy I want to embody, and what kind of benefits/insights I want to experience. Over time, I named my favorite blends after Greek Goddesses that I feel best embody the energy of the blend. I have found great synergy between these blends and the goddess archetypes that results in feeling profound shifts in emotions and energy. I hope you love these as much as I do. Add the appropriate number of drops to a cup of epsom salts, whisk well, pour under the running water, and enjoy your bath!
Aphrodite – Olympian Goddess of love and beauty. She is probably the most known of goddesses. Use this blend when you want to feel rejuvenated, full of beauty inside and out, and full of feminine energy.
1 Geranium; 2 Lavender, 2 Roman Chamomile, 1 Blue Tansy.
Artemis – The Greek Goddess of the hunt, nature and birth. Artemis is always out in nature, hunting, communing with plants and animals, giving new birth and new beginnings to things. This cozy blend is great when your bath to envelop you like a warm hug, help you feel one with nature and ready to be reborn anew.
1 Ginger; 1 Cinnamon Bark; 2 Coriander; 1 Fennel; 1 Clove.
Athena – Goddess of war, wisdom and domestic crafts. She was one of the Olympian Goddesses. Athena is not to be messed with. Her rule is swift as it is just. She has laser focus and is confident and decisive. This bath salt blend embodies her qualities perfectly. I use it when I know some tough times may be ahead and I need to get myself together, focus, and zero in on some solutions.
3 Lime; 1 Hawaiian Sandalwood; 1 Ylang Ylang; 1 Cassia.
Hecate – Goddess of the wild places, childbirth and the crossroads. She is associated with magic and witchcraft. Hecate has been called the “queen of witches” for ruling magic realms, spirit work, and wilderness. Nothing helps us conjure her better than a good blend of tree oils. This one is so magical you may just get the goddess to visit you 😉 Use before deep meditation, yoga, spellwork, or circle casting.
2 Douglas Fir; 2 Cedarwood; 2 Juniper Berry, 2 Cypress.
Hera – Queen of the Olympian Goddesses and Goddess of marriage. The wife of Zeus, Hera was all about fidelity, monogamy, and staying true to the one you love. This blend is great to instill feelings of deep love and connection to your partner. Perfect for a couple’s bath!
2 Wild Orange; 1 Lime; 1 Ginger; 2 Ylang Ylang.
Hestia – One of the original Olympians, she gave up her throne to become Goddess of the hearth and home. We honor her sacrifice by getting cozy and taking a bath with a blend that is all about home and relaxation. Create your safe haven in a bath by adding these oils to your epsom salts.
2 Wild Orange; 1 Juniper Berry; 1 Cedarwood; 2 Clove.
Gaia – Ancient Earth Mother Goddess. From her everything came, into her everything will return. The mother of all, the very Earth we stand on, she is all about grounding and the natural rhythms. An amazing blend of citrus, wood, and flower honor many aspects of Mother Earth.
3 Lavender; 3 Cedarwood; 2 Bergamot; 2 Patchouli; 2 Wild Orange.
Nike – The Greek Goddess of victory. Ready to win? Have a big meeting/presentation/competition/test to conquer? Look no further than this blend. All oils in it help with focus, motivation, and improving your brain performance. Go get after it!
1 Basil; 1 Siberian Fir; 1 Lemon; 1 Peppermint.
Selene – This Goddess was the Titan personification of the moon itself, unlike the later moon Goddesses. I love following the phases of the Moon and work with her energy to manifest a harmonious life. Moon is the closest planet to us and thus affects us quite a bit. Whenever I want to get into the dreamy, flowy state associated with the Moon – I use this blend for my bath salts.
2 Geranium; 2 Lavender; 2 Ylang Ylang; 1 Wild Orange.
Enjoy these and may they elevate your bath experience. Share your experiences (or your favorite bath time blends) in the comments!