Therapeutic Bath Soak

A special welcome to those of you stopping by from Decorchick!


I’ve always looked at a long soak in a hot bath as a luxury, but my mindset is starting to change. I’m reading more evidence of how beneficial soaking in a bath can be. When I take the time to soak, I want to make sure that I’m getting as many benefits as possible. So let’s detox our baths – and make the most of our soaking time – using a recipe from Melissa Poepping’s book The Chemical Free Home. {Keep reading to find out how to get a copy of this little gem.}

This Therapeutic Bath Soak combines the detoxifying power of salts and baking soda with the skin soothing power of milk and cornstarch. Milk baths not only soften your skin, but they may help soothe the irritation of eczema and other skin discomforts. The lactic acid also helps remove dead skin cells which leaves your skin smoother.

The salts help your nervous system relax by increasing the magnesium levels in the body. They also help reduce swelling and lessen muscle pain. Combined with baking soda, they have an amazing detoxifying effect on the body, drawing toxins out of the body through the skin.

Our Therapeutic Bath Soak recipe also calls for essential oils. This is where you can let your creativity go to work. Here are some suggestions for oils to add to your soak:

  • Lavender (relaxation)
  • Stress Away (relaxation)
  • Thieves (immune boosting)
  • Lemon (energy boosting)
  • Peace & Calming (relaxation)
  • Valor (relaxation)

You can choose your favorite or mix and match.

If you want to learn more about ditching the chemicals in your home, be sure to check out all the other posts in the Detox Your Home series. You’ll be inspired to create your own personal care products and household supplies with natural ingredients and essential oils.

Detox Your Home Series

Are you ready to jump in to this wonderful world of caring for yourself and your family naturally with essential oils?? Click here to learn more or contact the person who introduced you to the Detox Your Home Spring blog series. We are all offering a FREE copy of The Chemical Free Home to anyone {in the U.S.} who signs up with premium starter kit through April 7th.

Chemical Free Home Book

Want to learn more? The Detox Your Home series continues… Head over and let Mama Marcie to show you how to make your own sunscreen.

To check out all 30 posts in the “Detox Your Home” Spring blogger series, click here.


Terms and conditions: This offer ends on 4/7/2014 at 11:59 PM CST and is only available for new wholesale members who purchase the Premium Starter Kit and enter member number 1531545 in the Enroller and Sponsor ID fields during enrollment. Not valid for existing members, purchase of any other kit, or with any other sponsor/enroller ID. Offer is not affiliated with the Young Living company itself. Offer is available to US addresses only.

Please Note – The premium kit is only available to wholesale members. If you sign up as a retail customer, you won’t be able to purchase the premium kit or receive the special gift. (Plus you’ll pay full retail price… not one of my favorite things to do.) Signing up as a wholesale customer does not obligate you to sell anything. Please contact me if you have any questions.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. I’m just a mom sharing our family’s experiences. You should do what you feel is best for your family. 

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