Hormone Balancing Rose Bath Salts

April 1, 2019 By Sarah White No Comments

My Hormone Balancing DIY Rose Bath Salt Recipe

Salt baths are great for much more than just relaxation. This recipe provides soothing magnesium to relax tense muscles and homegrown rose petals to reduce skin irritation and support hormone health in women.

A bubble bath with these rose bath salts has become my go-to self care, especially near the end of my cycle. Roses have been traditionally used in the treatment of women’s hormonal imbalances to reduce PMS symptoms and even improve general reproductive health. Current research confirms what traditional herbalists have known for hundreds of years; the smell of roses has significantly beneficial effects on a woman’s cycle. A study from the International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetric found that aromatherapy with rose essential oil for as little as 5 minutes daily was sufficient to yield improvements in PMS symptoms. The researchers initiated the aromatherapy treatments after ovulation to achieve the best results.

Roses are also traditionally used as aphrodisiacs, so it’s no wonder that they’re the most popular flower to gift on Valentine’s Day. Research published in the Journal of  Pharmacopsychiatry confirmed that rose is highly effective at improving sexual arousal, orgasms and overall sexual satisfaction in women.

After experimenting with a few different ratios I’ve finally perfected my hormone-helping rose bath recipe. Ladies, I highly suggest that you try this easy DIY rose bath for yourself, especially during the second half of your cycle.

Hormone-Balance Rose Bath Salts

This rose-scented DIY is a luxurious way to reduce symptoms of PMS and improve sexual satisfaction in women.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups epsom salts
  • 2 cups magnesium bath flakes
  • 20 drops rose essential oil
  • 1 cup baking soda (baking soda neutralizes the pH of your soak and relieves skin irritation)
  • 1 cup melted coconut oil
  • 5 tbs dried rose petals

Instructions

Mix all the ingredients well in a large bowel and transfer mixture to a large glass container (this works perfectly). Use 1 cup of salts in a hot bath as needed to relieve symptoms of PMS and enhance arousal.

References:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29788545

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5511972/


ABOUT SARAH WHITE

Dr. Sarah White is a Naturopathic Doctor, Integrative health expert and the founder + CEO of This Doctor’s Kitchen — your evidence-based resource for all things health and wellness. Dr. Sarah takes a food-first approach to health with a focus in fertility, longevity and natural beauty. She is recognized as an expert in women’s hormones, thyroid health and anti-aging. Dr. Sarah is a published health author with features in Elle Canada, Best Health, EcoParent & Whole Family magazine.