most important things We can do for ourselves.
We shower or bath because well,
We don't want to smell bad - but
it's also for our health.
We all know it's good practice to wash our hands
frequently especially during cold season.
We wash away the germs that could make us sick.
It's a "preventive" practice.
Energetically Speaking, it's important to cleanse
& practice preventive measures.
When we are exposed to negative energy
whether our own or someone else's,
it can affect our emotional & physical well being.
It can create depression, lethargy, even feelings of
malaise. We become more vulnerable & that vulnerability
can lead to physical symptoms.
Adding energetic cleansing to one's "health" regime is
a good practice.
There are many different ways. White Sage or another
type of smudge, Reiki, baths, etc.
Salt is one of My personal favorite ways to "cleanse"
Optimum times for a Salt Scrub :
Before going to Bed
During the Waning Moon
Whenever You are feeling in a funk!
DIY Salt Scrub
1/2 Cup Coarse grain Sea Salt
1/4 cup Olive Oil
1 tsp lemon juice
Lemon Rind - optional
10 drops Lavender Essential Oil.
Place Sea Salt in a small bowl or clean (sterile) jar.
Add 1 tsp of Lemon Juice to the Olive Oil.
Stir. It won't mix completely but don't worry about that!
Add the Olive Oil to the Sea Salt & stir.
(I like to use chop sticks )
Now add the Lavender Essential Oil & stir again.
* You can add a dash of Lemon Rind
You can adjust this basic recipe, by adding other fresh herbs -
Rosemary is a good choice.
You can also adjust the amount oil oil in proportion
to the salt.
I find this to formula to work for me. You may prefer less oil
or more. The bottom line is getting the cleansing energy...
Plus, Your skin will feel really nice.
*Whatever You do - Don't use on an open wound, scratch or scrape
It will burn like heck!