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Tension Tamer Bubble Bath

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A soothing recipe for making bath salts… sweet aromatherapy stress reduction

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Come back to your happy place with this uplifting orange & lavender aromatherapy bath salt recipe.

Nerves, tension and stress melt away as these relaxing homemade bath salts balance your nervous system (and your mood swings.)

Bergamot and sweet orange are extensively used in aromatherapy for depression because they lift mood and ease tension, stress, anxiety, fear and anger. Lavender soothes and calms the nerves, relieving tension, panic and nervous exhaustion. Sweet, soothing bath products!

This recipe for making bath salts is especially good for oily, acne-prone skin because it cleanses skin, reduces oil production and gently heals blemished skin.

 

Tension Tamer Bath Salt Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Epsom Salt OR Dead Sea Salt
  • 1 cup Sea Salt
  • 1/2 cup Baking Soda
  • 6 drops Bergamot essential oil
  • 6 drops Sweet Orange essential oil
  • 3 drops Lavender essential oil

Optional: 6 drops red, 4 drops yellow food coloring

Directions

Mix salt and baking soda together in a bowl using a metal spoon (a wooden spoon will absorb the essential oils and be ruined.)

Drop in the essential oils and food coloring, placing each drop in its own little spot on top of the salts. Stir until thoroughly mixed.
Store mixture in a dark glass or PET plastic jar. Let cure at least 24 hours before using.
Use about one cup of salts per bath. This bath salt recipe makes enough for three baths.

The following are examples of what to look for when shopping for a great stress releif bubble bath, or salts. Always remember that the product that is more inexpensive is probably better quality, with more concentrated oils. So, it’s best to pay a few dollars more to have a much better bubble bath where the oils are absorbed into your skin, thus leaving you with better skin, hair and nails!

 

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8 Tips To Get Started with Meditation

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http://www.artofliving.org/us-en/8-tips-get-started-meditation

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“Did you know by spending just a little time preparing for your meditation, you can actually have a deeper experience in meditation? For your ease, the tips given below will help you prepare for your meditation. Once done, click on the guided meditation below to begin your meditation.”

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Exercise and Bipolar

Exercise is Essential for the Bipolar Person

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Exercise, in my opinion, is one of the biggest factors for Bipolar sufferers, that is an absolute MUST DO, that is, if being stable is their main goal. Most people suffering from Bipolar Disorder are depressed and exercising does nothing but help a person feel better inside and out, as well as, help every aspect of their illness in a positive way. Exercising is CRUCIAL for remaining a clear-headed, relaxed, not manic nor depressive person. Exercising is doing so many good things to your body, and all over, too! It helps you release stress and tension, leaving you to feel calmer, more peaceful, and without feeling any anxiousness, that Bipolar sufferers are always feeling or fighting. Exercise clears our heads from all of the (extra thousands) of thoughts that run through our heads. It allows you to lose calories, therefore, losing weight, which makes you happy, too. Your stamina is increased when people are more active than those who are not; and for some of us who suffer from depression, it helps take the depression away, leaving you able to feel emotions again, and set goals for youself. It also helps with your sleep pattern because a good workout will allow you to sleep like a baby. Gettng regular sleep is so important for staying stable. A rested bipolar person has a much better chance at making it through the day without an episode or mood swings. Makes you wonder why you haven’t been exercising??? I only mentioned a few things exercising improves in your life, and I didn’t even make a dent. There is too many positive attributes, to come from getting a good workout, so I won’t even try to go any further.

Read the discussion and add what you do for exercise and what positive effects have you seen improve in your life? And if you ARE bipolar, GREAT! That’s just even better data to help others understand that a lot of their fears and angers derive from lack of exercising the body. It will only help! So pass this on after you read the discussion and post how you de-stress, from cleaning the house, to yoga, to gardening. Exercise is exercise. As long as you are exerting yourself and being preoccupied, you are less likely for a mood swing to come on.

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