I’m Sarah, a Naturopathic Doctor, wellness enthusiast and health-foodie. I’m a well-being advocate and green kitchen guru who is living my true purpose while guiding patients through their personal health journeys. I’m also a complete and utter health food fanatic who wants to see everyone benefit from eating healing foods!
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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.
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.