Holiday Self-Care

Why a lavender-oatmeal bath soak recipe as your first blog? Let me start off my welcoming you to Oshnik Yoga’s website! My name is Crystal, and I want to personally welcome you, your thoughts, and expertise to share with anyone that may stop in to check out the blog/website! I opened Oshnik Yoga in July of this year to provide space for yoga and love. “Osh” is my late grandmother (Kansas Kickapoo) and a huge part of my life, although her physical body has left, so much of her has remained! So thank you for showing your love, and taking a moment to browse the website and blog!  Now back to this bath soak ordeal! With the holidays coming up, and in the spirit of self-care, I wanted to share a wonderful recipe that includes essential oils, and warm water! Enough said! Mothers out there who cannot find 5 minutes to pee alone, okay, who am I kidding, 25.5 seconds to pee alone; you may want to hire a babysitter! Relaxation is a fancy word for releasing the body and mind of tension. Relaxation almost seems like more of a lofty idea, especially in our busy lives! The art of relaxation entails taking some time away from the hustle and bustle to balance all the activity in your life (I know you must be thinking, psssssshhhhhhhhhhhh)  with adequate rest to maintain and sustain a sense of well-being! So I’d like to propose turning off the world for a while, give yourself some mental space to file away all of the day’s activity, and tune into your self for a while! Let me get to the point here! 

Mix 1 cup Epsom salts with 1 cup quick oats and 1/2 cup baking soda (grind oats in a food processor until fine in texture) . Next, throw in 5 drops of frankincense, about 10 drops of tea tree oil, followed by 15 drops of lavender essential oil. Mix all ingredients together well, and store in mason jar of some sort. You can use about 1 cup per bath. 

*I was thumbing through a book of things to do with essential oils, and stumbled across this wonderful recipe. Let me know if you decide to use it, if you add or subtract any other oil blends, and what your thoughts are!  


Thank you & Namaste