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Spa Bath At Home

My favorite way to relax, treat aches and pains, insomnia, and my fibromyalgia, is simple soak in the tub.  But by adding two or three ingredients, they turn my bath in a private retreat.

Choose one or more of the following salts and oils to create your own spa:


Epsom Salt

In water, it breaks down into magnesium and sulfate.  Soaking in warm water can help relax muscles and loosen stiff joints.  But that’s not all, Epsom salt is a home treatment for:

  • Arthritis pain and swelling
  • Bruises and sprains
  • Fibromyalgia, a condition that makes your muscles, ligaments, and tendons hurt, and causes tender points throughout your body
  • Insomnia
  • Psoriasis, a disease that causes red, itchy, scaly skin
  • Sore muscles from everyday life
Dead Sea Salt

Soaking in water enriched with this salt is known to benefit the body from the inside out, treating skinconditions and improving internal processes. Dead Sea Salt contains 21 minerals including magnesium, calcium, sulfur, bromide, iodine, sodium, zinc and potassium.  The benefits of using Dead Sea salt are:

  • It is more effective in cleaning and exfoliating the skin
  • It gets rids of toxins from the skin and helps in good blood circulation
  • It gets rid of dead skin cells, cleans skin pores and helps in skin regeneration
  • It helps firm up skin tissues and strengthens these against infections
  • It helps eliminate aches and body pains, making the body more relaxed
  • It helps in treating skin ailments such as eczema and psoriasis and lessens inflammation of dry skin
  • It helps relieve muscle tension, lessens stress and anxiety
  • Rejuvenates, therefore make skin more healthy looking
Himalayan Salt

A warm bath infused with Himalayan pink salt is also great for relaxing cramped muscles. The magnesium and some other trace minerals found in this salt absorbs through the skin to help heal damaged muscle and other soft tissues.  The benefits of Himalayan salt are:

  • Improves texture, tone, and appearance of skin
  • prevent muscle cramping, and soreness
  • Regulates sleep
  • Decreases stress
  • Re-mineralizes the body
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Relaxes mind and body


Sweet Almond Oil
  • Vitamin A, B, E, protein, calcium, glycosides, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium
  • Moisturizing, not penetrating, lubricating, conditioning, retains moisture, calms skin, does not clog pores, prevent wrinkles, removes impurities and dead skin, aphrodisiac
  • dry skin, itching, inflammation, eczema, burns, sunburn, and sore muscles
Avocado Oil
  • Vitamin A, B1, B2, D, E, amino acids, pantothenic acid, and sterols
  • Moisturizing, very penetrating, improves skin elasticity, increases collegen, and removes impurities from skin
  • Dry skin and sensitive skin, aged skin, eczema psoriasis, solar keratosis, age spots, scars, and sun damage
Apricot Kernel Oil
  • Vitamin A, C, E, Protein, and Potassium
  • Moisturizing, emollient, nourishing, prevents wrinkles, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory
  • Dry and sensitive skin, inflammation, and aged skin
Argan Oil
  • Vitamin e, carotene, phenols, squalene, and tocopherols
  • Very hydrating, quickly absorbs, emollient, protective properties, reduces wrinkles, dissolves excess sebum, prevents and reduces stretch marks
  • acne, scars, strengthening nails and hair
Coconut Oil
  • Squalene, sterol, and tocopherols
  • Moisturizing, conditioning, protective properties, does not clog pores, and non greasy
  • dry skin, oily skin, sensitive skin, sunblock, and dry hair
Grapeseed Oil
  • Vitamin E. tocopherols, omega 6 and 9
  • Penetrating, slightly astringent, and reduces skin aging
  • Oily skin, sensitive skin, and skin that doesn’t absorb oil well
Hazelnut Oil
  • Vitamin B6, E, protein polyphenols, and tocotrienol
  • Moisturizing, emollient, regenerative, astringent, soothing, tones skin, stimulates skin circulation, strengthen skin capillaries, and softens hair
Hemp Seed Oil
  • Vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B6, C, D, E, protein, and chlorphyll
  • Conditioning, regenerative, reduces skin aging, and increases elasticity
  • Dry skin, aged skin, damaged skin, wounds, and lesions
Jojoba Oil
  • Vitamin B, E, copper, chromium, silicon, zinc
  • Quickly absorbs, nourishing, protective properties, similar to collagen, can clog pores, yet allows skin to breath, dissolves excess sebum, and antioxidant properties
  • Oily skin, inflammation, acne, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, cradle cap, and stretch marks
Macadamia Nut Oil
  • Vitamin A, B6, E, riboflavin, thiamin, omega3 and 6
  • Quickly absorbs, emollient, highly regenerative, protective properties, helps prevent sunburn, and resembles sebum
Sesame Seed Oil
  • Vitamin A, B, E, protein, calcium, lecithin, and zinc
  • Moisturizing, protective properties, soothing, absorbs and removes toxins
  • Eczema, psoriasis, blemishes, cuts, dandruff, scrapes, wounds, and wrinkles
Sunflower Oil
  • Vitamin A, B, D, E, and minerals
  • Moisturizing, quickly absorbs, and regenerative
  • All skin types, dry skin, skin diseases, aged skin, sensitive skin, bruises, and cradle cap


Mix 1/2 cup salt (your choice) to 3-5 dropperful oil (your choice) and pour under running very warm water.  Slip into water up to neck, and enjoy.  You earned it!


You can make up this mixture ahead of time, but I mix it as needed.  I keep the salt and oils in my bathroom.  You can add:

  • Food color or other pigments to make different colors
  • Your favorite essential oil or oils to increase the properties
  • Ground or powdered herbs such as roses, lavender, peppermint, or chamomile

Navel Therapy

Many diseases can be cured through the belly button. It is an amazing fact that putting oil on the navel has unbelievable health benefits. In some countries putting oil in the belly button before going to sleep is considered a tradition.

When we put oil in the navel, the vein detects and carry oil to affected part of the body. There are no side effects of putting oil in the navel. So makes a habit to apply oil in the belly button every night.

The Belly Button

While inside the mother’s womb, the belly button is the source of connection between mother and baby.   Fetus nourished inside the mother’s womb through the navel. The baby gets food, vitamins, folic acid, fats, minerals, protein and oxygen from her/his mother through the umbilical cord. After getting food and oxygen baby backs to the mother all the waste materials by this flexible tube. The placenta is an efficient filter, it does not allow to pass harmful material to the fetus. Baby is connected with his/her mother through this umbilical cord until birth.

Indeed, the human body is the masterpiece of God’s creation. It is most sensitive part of our body. All living things which nourished inside the mother’s womb have the belly button. In short, each placental mammal has the navel. Belly button can be seen in the center of our belly. It is the extrusion and bumps part of the body. The tiny and bulge place in the middle of our belly is known as the belly button, navel, tummy button, and umbilicus. The umbilicus is its scientific name.

The belly button is not just a tiny dot on your navel but it is a chamber which holds the solution to many health problems. The belly button is connected to multiple veins in the body and when it is nourished using oil, it helps you get rid of certain health problems too. Whatever oil or carrier you choose- be it coconut, mustard or rosemary, it will be useful for you!

How To Use Oils

Warm oil is best to use for this treatment, but room temp is okay too.  Every night, place three drops of an oil of your choice in your belly button and softly massage in and around for 1 minute.  Do this every night.  This treatment is safe for all ages unless the navel is red or becomes red for any reason.  See your doctor if the navel is painful or highly infected.

Oils For The Belly Button

Use pure or organic carrier oils and essential oils only.  Essential oils are much stronger than carrier oils and must be diluted in a carrier oil  before applying to skin.  Carrier oils are listed unless otherwise noted.  Yes, you can mix carrier oil in equal parts for a combination of problems.


Acne/Pimples – Neem, Lemon

Anti-Aging – Castor

Anti-Bacterial – Mustard

Appetite (lack) – Olive

Balance (dreams and goals) – Grapeseed

Bones – Olive

Bowels – Mustard

Clearer Skin – Neem

Cold/Cough – Coconut

Concentration – Olive

Cramps – Ginger Essential + Olive

Dandruff – Coconut

Dark Circles Under Eyes/Puffy – Sweet Almond, Castor, Olive, Mustard

Diarrhea – Peppermint Essential + Olive

Dirt (in navel) – Mustard

Eyes, Dry – Coconut

Eye Lashes – Castor

Fertility (men and women) – Coconut

Food Poisoning – Peppermint Essential + Olive

Fungus – Mustard

Gas/Bloating – Peppermint Essential + Olive, Ginger Essential

Gastric (stomach problems) – Mustard

Hair – Castor, Coconut

Indigestion – Peppermint Essential + Olive

Infection – Eucalyptus Essential + Tea Tree Oil + Coconut

Itches/Rashes – Neem

Intestinal Swelling (infants) – Castor

Joint Pain – Olive, Castor, Rosemary Essential

Knee Pain – Castor

Lips, Dry and Problem – Sweet Almond, Mustard

Liver – Olive

Memory – Olive

Menstrual Pain/Cramps – Coconut

Muscles – Olive

Nails – Castor, Mustard

Nasal Congestion – Mustard

Nausea – Peppermint Essential + Olive, Ginger Essential

Scars – Lemon

Skin (moisturizer) – Sweet Almond, Coconut, Mustard

Skin (damaged) – Neem

Skin Tone (dark or white spots) – Neem, Lemon

Sleep – Olive

Stomach Pain/Cramps – Mustard, Coconut, Castor, Ginger Essential

Vision – Coconut, Mustard

Wrinkles – Sweet Almond. Castor