Nothing is more cleaning and cleansing than soaking in a nice warm tub of water, letting its fluidity lap away at the dirt and worries of the day, leaving them behind as you step out to dry off and watching all that stuff swirl right down the drain. Baths can also be a great way to start a general detoxification, especially when adding in powerful essential oils. My favorite bath detoxification is a blend of salts and essential oils of Grapefruit and Juniper which, blended together, create a synergistic effect that pulls edema and excess stagnant fluid out of the body. It also may help with relieving the appearance of cellulite.
- 8 oz (1 cup) Epsom salt
- 8 oz (1 cup) Dead Sea Mineral Salt
- 80 drops Grapefruit essential oil
- 80 drops Juniper essential oil
Mix all the ingredients together in a glass container with a lid. Make sure you incorporate all the ingredients together very well. Use a handful of the salts in the bath and soak for 15 – 20 minutes for the maximum benefit.
As a little girl, Olivia used to take the little nurse’s kit that her mother had given her and cover an elderly neighbor with band-aids while dispensing candy aspirin. Little did she know that was her first step onto the path of her destiny as a healer. Always choosing jobs in public service, but never quite fulfilled, Olivia discovered her passion for aroma on a romantic getaway with her husband, Daniel, to the Eastern Shore of Maryland. They wandered into a small aromatherapy shop and after a short conversation with the owner, she was hooked. Once she arrived home, she immediately began researching aromatherapy schools and chose The Aromahead Institute with Andrea Butje and through the NAHA and AIA approved Scholar’s Program there she attained her Clinical Aromatherapy certification. Olivia says that she’s here to heal and her innate way of healing is best expressed through aromatherapeutic preparations and Reiki, of which Olivia is a Reiki Master.
Olivia learned that she has a gift for teaching and her favorite way to honor that gift is to teach others to heal themselves, whether it be by healing the body physically or working with the mind and the heart or by teaching others to honor their gifts by starting their own aromatherapy and skin care business.