Clearing your energy strategies
In this blog…I am talking about the power of EPSOM SALT BATHS.
Being an Empath is when you are affected by other people's energies and have an innate ability to intuitively feel and perceive others. Your life is unconsciously influenced by others' desires, wishes, thoughts, and moods. Being an Empath is much more than being highly sensitive.
What often can happen is we can absorb other people’s energy, which is sometimes toxic. This can cause problems, leaving us feeling: confused, scattered, exhausted, fatigued and irritable.
The reason why Epsom salt baths are the Empath’s Best Friend Forever, because they clear our aura.
The aura is our energy field that emanates from our body, and there can be many layers to it. It will often radiate certain colour outlines, depending on the state of your chakra (energy centre’s) health, soul vibrations, and reflections of surrounding energy fields.
So, if you’ve accumulated a lot of denser vibrations, or are an Empath who’s been in the company of people with darker, heavier energies, this will influence your aura and stay with you – unless you remove it.
There are many techniques you can use to clear your aura. But, the most relaxing, and thorough, by far is the Epsom salt bath. It clears you from head to toe, and you get to soak it in and feel the magic work!
Anyway, let’s get started….what is the process?
Create the healing space
Clear the energy in the bathroom (I like to spritz with Melaleuca, Basil and Lemongrass mixed with water) or a Sage Smudge stick.
Light some good quality candles (be discerning when selecting who you purchase these from) or burn incense.
Decide what essential oils you are using.
Pick what crystals you feel intuitively drawn too (I like to actually pop them in the bath with me sometimes).
Add in some dried flowers or herbs for extra nurture.
Get your Salts and Baking soda together.
Bring your journal and pen (you never know, you might receive a cosmic download). Although, I personally don’t. This time is Zen time for my mind.
As well as Epsom salts, Dead Sea salt is another great option. It contains minerals that soften the skin and speed up the healing of various skin conditions. Often used for the treatment of psoriasis, eczema, and arthritis, these salts leave the skin velvety smooth. You can add this as an accompaniment to the Epsom salts.
We know the benefits of Epsom salt, so what about the benefits of Dead Sea Salt?
Potassium helps to balance skin moisture
Bromides helps reduce muscle pain and stiffness
Sodium helps improves the circulation of lymphatic fluid
Magnesium helps support a great night’s sleep
Iodine is important for the correct functioning of the thyroid gland and is aids in the body’s metabolic exchanges
Sulfur is known as a powerful detoxifying agent, as it works closely with the liver to rid the body of toxins
Baking Soda: Baking soda, or sodium bicarbonate, provides a naturally alkaline substance with a reputation for helping to remove toxins. It is also said to help with insomnia.
Benefits of Baking Soda (1 cup):
Helps to detoxify and alkalize your body
Helps to soften the skin
Leaves skin feeling silky soft
As you dissolve the mixture in your tub, send positive intentions to your water. Emoto did research that showed how water molecules change when love is directed at it. You can say mantras like:
“thank you beautiful water for nourishing my soul from the inside out”.
4. Bath Salts
To help make your weekly ritual even more sensual, find lovely glass bottles (I rummage around in charity shops) because when making up my salts, I like it to feel opulent – remember we are Goddesses. It is also vibrating to the Universe that we are worth it.
5. Pick your Essential Oils
There are many ways you can select an oil. It can be a sensory experience, or based on the colour of the bottle. Or you may look at the list provided later on or in the ‘Essential Oils and Emotions’ book by Amanda Porter (my most used book). Don’t overthink it, your intuition will guide you. This can apply to how you choose your crystals too.
Rest in the tub for 20-30 minutes, while resting your head on a rolled towel or spa pillow.
When you drain your tub, imagine all the energetic gunk getting sucked down into the earth, transforming into energy that is useful for others.
7. Aromatic Dressing
For the finale, once you’ve patted yourself dry, it is time to lather yourself with beautiful essential oils.
One of my favs is Frankincense (The Oil of Truth), Lavender (The Oil of Communication & Calm) and Wild Orange (The Oil of Abundance), mixed with Fractionated Coconut Oil.
Rub all over your body whilst sending LOVE to yourself. Thank your body for everything it does for you. Work from your feet upwards.
*If you are feeling very drained, flat or have really achy muscles, have a minimum of two cups of Epsom Salts and 1 cup of Baking Soda*
Essential oils (EO’s) are a wonderful addition to a bath, because their therapeutic benefits are easily absorbed by the skin.
Always remember that EO’s are added to the bath water, adding them undiluted directly to your skin can burn. If you are unfamiliar with EO’s it’s also best to start with a less is more attitude. You can always increase the amount of EO in your bath.
Although the list below is not all-inclusive, there are numerous oils to choose from. What you use will be dependent on what you are trying to achieve; are looking to simply relax and unwind, do you have sore achy muscles, or are you feeling overly tired.
Another favourite tool of mine is the Essential Oil + Emotions book by Amanda Porter, because you get to read up on what the emotional properties are for the oils. For example, Lavender is the “oil of communication” and Frankincense is the “oil of truth”. You can look up the emotions you are experiencing and then use the oils.
The oils I use the most are:
> Lavender and Marjoram (very comforting)
> Geranium (especially during my monthly’s)
> Patchouli (to help ground me)
> Eucalyptus (to clear my chest and open airwaves)
Check out some of the other properties they offer:-
I hope you’ve enjoyed learning a bit more about the power of Epsom Salt baths with Essential Oils. It is important to note that when using oils, ensure you are using certified therapeutic grade because you don’t want any nasties being absorbed into your body and aura (which is why I use doTERRA). Otherwise it completely negates the purpose of a detox bath.
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