There is nothing nicer than a warm relaxing bath on cold winter nights ... Unless of course it's a crystal healing bath! Time is often scarce when it comes to pampering and self-care, a crystal healing bath can be a quick and easy way to give yourself time out.
How to create a relaxing crystal bath
You can prepare a crystal bath simply by placing your chosen crystals in your tub and letting the warm water run over them, allowing the crystals to release their healing energy into the water. Otherwise, plan ahead and prepare a batch of our favourite crystal bath salts - they are so easy to make and last for ages in a sealed jar!
Choosing your crystals
There are several things to consider when selecting crystals to use in your bath. Firstly, make sure that your crystals are fine to be placed in water and are not toxic or radioactive.
Crystals such as Amazonite, Cinnabar, Malachite, Prehnite, Chrysocolla, Pyrite, Stibnite, Aquamarine, Serpentine and Lapis Lazuli contain toxic minerals like Copper, Sulphur, Aluminium, Lead, Asbestos and Mercury. Ashley Leavy, from the Love & Light School of Crystal Therapy, has put together a great resource for checking if a crystal is toxic.
There are also crystals such as Selenite and Kyanite that are friable, eg crumble easily, or dissolve when wet - you don't want to put your precious crystals in water and ruin them. If in doubt, choose from the various Quartz crystals such as Rose Quartz, Amethyst, Smokey Quartz and Citrine as these are generally considered safe to use in water.
Another thing to keep in mind is what type of energy healing do you feel you need ... If you have had a busy, stressful day you might like to use Amethyst, or if you are feeling ungrounded, Smokey Quartz might be the perfect choice.
Lastly, think about the shape of crystal you would like in your healing bath. Polished crystals such as tumbles are always a good choice as they don't have the roughness of a raw crystal (which could cut your skin if you accidentally stood on it). Carved crystals like spheres, eggs and hearts also bring their particular energy into your bath ... Spheres represent wholeness and balance, eggs represent fertility, birth and new beginnings, and hearts represent love and relationships (including self-love).
Crystal Bath Salt Recipe
This is our bath salt recipe that we have made many times which is a mixture of Himalayan pink salts, Epsom salts, crystals and pure essential oils (such as doTerra, Young Living or Revive). You will need:
- 1/3 cup of Himalayan pink salts (is a good detoxifier)
- 1 1/2 cups of Epsom salts (contains Magnesium and Sulfate - helps to relax tired and sore muscles)
- Fractionated coconut oil (just enough to mix all the ingredients together, if you don't have any fractionated coconut oil you could use almond oil or olive oil instead)
- 20 drops of your favourite essential oil (feel free to add more drops if you wish). Be careful when choosing your oil - some oils (eg citrus) make your skin sensitive/prone to burning in sunlight and some oils are unsuitable if you are pregnant
- 8 crystal tumbles of your choice (if in doubt use Quartz)
- Lavender or rose petals (if you wish)
Make sure that your crystals have been cleansed and charged and prepare as follows:
- Mix together in a bowl the Himalayan pink salts and Epsom salts
- In a separate dish combine the essential oil with roughly 20 drops of fractionated coconut oil
- Pour the oils into the bowl of salts and stir through, you may need to add more fractionated coconut oil to help it mix
- If you are going to use flower petals add them now, then place your 8 crystal tumbles into the mixture and stir through
- Gently pour all the ingredients into a glass jar or container (glass is best to use with pure essential oils as they can break down plastic, however be careful with the tumbled crystals against the glass)
- Place your crystal bath salts out under the full moon to soak up the moon's energy. Make sure your bath salts have a lid so that they don't get ruined by rain or are visited by unwelcome critters
Now that you have made your bath salts, run your bath, light a candle, listen to relaxing music or a soothing meditation and enjoy your 'me' time!