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DIY Essential Oil Bath Salt for Energy, Harmony & Healing

Simple All Natural Bathtime Remedies You'll Love
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DIY Essential Oil Bath Salt for Energy, Harmony & Healing

It’s safe to say that myself and the entire WOM team are hooked on essential oils.  In fact, I really can’t remember life before them now.  

It all started with two “gateway” oils as I like to call them…Peppermint and Lavender.   And since then, I’ve racked up quite the essential oil stash and even started an entirely new brand, Waiting On Martha Everyday and Shoppe section dedicated to essential oils and wellness among other things.  Whether I’m using them for all natural beauty, nontoxic cleaning, aromatherapy, cooking, or in easy DIY essential oil bath salt recipes like today, I’m all about the oils. 

I’m also a big believer in self care, and taking baths is one of my favorite ways to unwind and just grow quiet.  I’ve found that it’s a great time to infuse essential oils seamlessly into my . wellness routine, especially when paired with detoxifying Epsom salts.  

Below, I’m sharing three incredibly simple and beneficial DIY essential oil bath salt remedies that you’ll love soaking up.  One is wonderful for soothing tired muscles and tension, the other is great for bringing everything back to center in a harmonizing way, and the other is perfect for a jolt of inspired energy!  Disclaimer: I’m not huge on DIYs, but I can totally crank these out in less than 15 minutes.  And they would also make wonderful homemade gifts for a friend, workout buddy, coworker, or mama-to-be! xo, MKR

P.S. If you’re interested in learning more about essential oils, but don’t know where to start, check out my journey HERE.  As mentioned above, it’s WOM’s sister brand that sheds light on how you can incorporate essential oils, and other all natural and healthy additions, into your daily routine. xo 



Peppermint Essential Oil

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Muscle Soothing Blend
4 drops Lavender Essential Oil 
4 drops Peppermint Essential Oil 
4 drops PanAway Essential Oil Blend
1 cup Epsom salt

Why We Love It
This wonderful blend includes three of our all-time favorite oils, and ones we lovingly refer to as out “gateway oils” in the world of essential oils.  It’s incredibly healing, as the Peppermint and PanAway actively soothe the muscles and relax any tension you may be unknowingly carrying.  Lavender, as you know, is always super calming too.  The combination of these three, along with detoxifying Epsom salt, lends itself to an ultimate unwinding bathtime ritual. 

Sacred Sandalwood Essential Oil

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Harmony Blend
5 drops Sandalwood Essential Oil 
4 drops Orange Essential Oil 
1 cup Epsom salt

Why We Love It
Sandalwood is known to help the mind find clarity and peace. It’s relaxing, calming and even a memory booster!  Paired with one of our favorite oils, Orange, it’s becoming one of our go-to’s when having a night of self care.  The Epsom salt effectively alleviates any physical distractions we may be feeling at the time. 

Grapefruit Essential Oil

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Energy Blend
4 drops Grapefruit Essential Oil 
5 drops Tangerine Essential Oil 
1 cup Epsom salt
1 tablespoon pink Himalayan salt

Why We Love It
The irresistible scent of Grapefruit and Tangerine work together to invigorate and energize the mind and body. Epsom salt, when absorbed through the skin in the bath, helps to reduce inflammation, while Himalayan salt helps to detox the entire body. 

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Crystal Roller Bottles & Essential Oils; Falling Deeper Down The Rabbit Hole + A Giveaway

Enter to Win a Set of 5 Roller Bottles, a Copy of Essential Healing Crystals & 3 Essential Oils
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Whimsy & Wellness crystal roller bottles, Waiting on Martha

When I first got into essential oils, I never imagined just how big a role they’d play in my everyday routine.  I also had no idea essential oils would be my gateway into anything remotely “woo-woo” like healing crystals.  

Fast forward a few steps into my wellness journey, and I here I am, using 15+ oils every day, and am a true believer of the benefits of having a holistic health practice, with countless healing crystals lying around my house to boot.  

But because I know there’s still some skeptics out there, and because I know once you give everything a chance you’ll be as hooked as I am, I’m giving away this set of five crystal roller bottles, our favorite books on healing crystals and essential oils plus four Young Living essential oils to get you started! 

I first caught wind of Whimsy & Wellness, an Etsy shop ran by Haylee in Sacramento, over the holidays when I was getting really “oily” and looking up dozens of DIY essential oil roller bottle blends.  Whimsy & Wellness is the center of genius for the covetable roller bottles that I kept seeing everywhere.  So of course, I just had to get my hands on the holiday set in gold.  And since then, I’ve embraced every excuse to stock up on more including her amazingness including her cleaning bottles. You didn’t think essential oils where just for diffusing did you?

Anyway, ever since Haylee went to the huge Tucson gem show, we’ve impatiently awaited the release of this set of gorgeous crystal roller bottles.   Perfect for all our essential oil combos, each one of the 10-mL crystal roller bottles feature a matte gold lid and 2-3 grams of healing crystals hand-chosen and crafted.  Below, I’ve broken down each crystal, its meaning, and an easy DIY roller blend to try with each!  

Plus don’t forget to enter to win your own set of five crystal roller bottles, a copy of Essential Healing Crystals, a copy of Essential Oils for Beginners and a bottle of Sacred Frankincense, Blue Cypress, Tangerine Vitality and Lemongrass via the Rafflecopter widget below.  Good luck! Truly, MKR

P.S. If you’re interested in adding essential oils to your wellness journey, check out our close-knit group and all the FAQ’s over at HERE.  It’s impossible not to fall down the rabbit hole with all things “oily” and we’d love to be part of your journey.  In fact if you end up signing for a Premium Kit…11 of the best Grade A, Therapeutic Essential Oils and diffuser, DM us and we’ll refund your shipping costs! Truly, MKR

Garnet: This deep red stone is very uplifting, giving off a positive energy and inspiring love and devotion.  If you or someone you know is suffering from the post-baby blues, try this easy blend with your garnet crystals. 
DIY Roller Blend to Try: 5 drops Lemon + 5 drops Lavender + 2 drops Frankincense + carrier oil of choice such as rosehip seed oil to top it off

Tangerine Quartz
: This golden orange crystal can encourage you to let go of the past, while offering emotional grounding and soothing vibes.  It also may boost self esteem and creative energy, which is always welcome by us!  If you’re looking to soften your or someone else’s heart and promote feelings of calm and confidence, give this easy blend a try with your tangerine quartz. 
DIY Roller Blend to Try: 3 drops Grapefruit + 2 drops Lavender + 1 drop Clary Sage + 1 drop Geranium + carrier oil of choice such as jojoba oil to top it off 

Aquamarine: A vibrant, blue-green crystal, Aquamarine helps promote feelings of courage, while calming the mind and promoting self-expression.  It is often used for closure. Try the following essential oil blend if you’re looking for some help grounding yourself. 
DIY Roller Blend to Try: 3 drops Vetiver + 2 drops Orange + 2 drops Ylang Ylang + carrier oil of choice such as fractionated coconut oil to top it off

Tourmaline: This dark stone promotes an understanding of self, while attracting inspiration and compassion.  If you’re looking to take a peek inward and realign, try the following essential oil blend. 
DIY Roller Blend to Try
: 1 drop Frankincense + 1 drop Sandalwood + carrier oil of choice such as vitamin E oil to top it off 

Apatite: This beautiful cool blue stone promotes a feeling of motivation, energy, goals and growth.  Try this essential oil blend and enjoy feelings of spiritual nourishment as you accomplish goals on your personal path. 
DIY Roller Blend to Try: 2 Bergamot + 3 Orange + carrier oil of choice such as vitamin E oil to top it off 




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6 Easy Healthy Habits to Add to Your Daily Routine

Easy Ways to Improve Your Health Day In and Day Out
Filed Under > Everyday

Ritual Vitamins, Waiting On Martha

We have the tendency to dive right into wellness topics here—some well known and some not so well known. Everyday mind-and-body wellness is something both MKR and I are both passionate about learning and always improving upon.  But sometimes we need to take a step back and get back to the basics.  

See, I can talk to you for hours about purple plates, mushroom coffee and nootropics I’m currently trying at home, but I can also forget simple healthy daily habits just like the rest!  So today I’m slowing down and revisiting six easy things that we should all be doing every day.  

From changing the way we think about multi vitamins thanks to Ritual Vitamins, getting back to setting a bedtime, and to taking the time to get outside and enjoy some fresh air in those new kicks, these healthy habits should become so in-grained in your routine that they don’t even feel like to-do’s anymore.  That’s the goal, right?!  But let’s discuss; what do you struggle with every day?  

I can sometimes forget to drink enough water if I’m on the go or somewhere new.  I also forget the simple power of walking around the block outside to get the juices flowing and give my mind a breather!  Not to mention how often I find myself reaching for my phone even when I shouldn’t be.  Is there anything you’d add to this list?  Tell us about your healthy habits in the comments below.  Cheers, Kat



Ritual Essential for Women

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Tip #1: Nourish Your Body

By now we generally understand the importance of nourishing our body with whole foods, and avoiding processed foods while working to limit sugar and alcohol. Taking a daily multi vitamin is a good, and easy, way to round out whatever the body may still be deficient in. 

Ritual came out with a visionary vitamin that has the nine essential ingredients most women don’t get enough of out of their diets alone. It also doesn’t include the vitamins that most of us are pretty good on already, which is a new approach for many multi-vitamins.  By taking it everyday, you’ll likely experience an improvement in mood, more energy, anti-aging effects and healthier skin. 

Ora Organic Trust Your Gut Probiotics

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Tip #2: Prioritize Good Gut Health

Hippocrates once said “all disease begins in the gut.” And he was on to something; one of the most important functions of our body everyday is digestion. And believe me, when you have poor gut health, it affects your life dramatically. That’s why it’s important to focus on small steps to improve your gut health by fueling the good bacteria in there with a probiotic.  It’s an easy way to get started on the road to good, healthy digestion.  After reading this post, I was a changed woman when it came to prioritizing my gut health every day. 

Sony Alarm Clock Radio

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Tip #3: Set a Bed Time

Our bodies crave consistency.  And that includes a daily routine with a bed time and wake-up time. When those are at generally the same time every day, our body systems naturally fall into a pattern like clockwork. 

Creating a calming bedtime routine and target time to go “lights-off”, you’re setting your body up for a better night’s sleep, which will ultimately affect your next day and the one after that.  My advice: make it enjoyable; light some candles, turn on a diffuser with soothing essential oils like lavender and chamomile, drink some nighttime tea, and read a few pages in bed.  

Essentia 9.5 pH Drinking Water

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Tip #4: Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate

Drinking enough water every day is really crucial to staying healthy.  By hydrating properly, you’re helping to maintain the functions at every system in your body. A lot of times when we feel out of whack, drinking more water helps. 

Nike Zoom Pegasus 33 Sneaker

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Tip #5: Get Outside

During all of the hustle and bustle of everyday life, sometimes it can be easy to forget the power of getting outside to feel happier and healthier.  Consider ways you can soak up some Vitamin D from the sun and breathe in fresh air throughout your day and you won’t regret it…even if it’s for just a few minutes!

The Universe Has Your Back

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Tip # 6: Put the Phone Down!

There’s no denying it; we’re all too connected all of the time.  It’s affecting our everyday thoughts and health more than we may realize.  Don’t believe me? Check out this segment with Anderson Cooper discussing the hold that phones have over us. 

Instead, work to leave the phone in the other room, replacing it with books and activities like coloring and meditation that require you to be all there, in the moment. 

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