Bath Magick
While the kitchen and the hearth hold power, the Bath holds its own when it comes to cleansing,
fortification and healing spells. The tub is a sacred place for unwinding, healing and the practice of Bath
Magick or the process of using the energy of water to completely submerge the body and head to clear
the mind, energy field and spirit. Bath Magick adds the energy of salts, herbs and oils to work a whole
array of spells.

Essential oils and the mind.
Of all the senses, the sense of smell is often the sense considered least important. Yet a scent has the
power to set the mind reeling. Scent not only has the power to affect mood and invoke memories, a scent
can shape your entire sense of well-being. Scent can even affect the way others respond to you.

Fragrances have been casting their spells for thousands of years. As early as 7000 BC, man used fragrant
ointments from oils and plants. The Greeks, Romans, Egyptians and Chinese all used essential oils not
only for bathing and perfume, but for healing as well. The olfactory nerves are connected directly with
your brain, where scent impulses create instant memories and reaction. A single scent has the power to
trigger feelings of peace, energy and even a good night's sleep.

Many scents are associated with memories and summon certain emotional responses. We react to specific
aromas with a specific response. We are comforted by the savory scent of baking bread. We feel festive
when breathing in the scent of apple-cinnamon pie. The invigorating scent of lemon, lime or tangerine
works to lighten our mood and lift our spirit. While the scents of rose and vanilla evoke memories of

The complicated world of scent is all around us casting its spell. One way to harness this power is
through the use of Essential oils. Essential oils are oils made from the leaves and flowers of plants. You
can buy bath products or home fragrances containing the oils, or you can purchase the oils on their own.
Every oil has its own, unique healing property. Once you know the benefits of each essential oil, you can
use them to their full advantage.

The power of scent is not hard to incorporate into your every day life. For example: Essential lavender oil
has been traditionally used in France as a topical application to heal minor burns and reduce scarring. It is
also used to counteract insomnia, anxiety, rheumatism, headaches, pains and as a regenerative and
anti-aging treatment. When you are feeling frazzled and need a mood lift, try adding several drops of
essential lavender oil to a hot bath. Not only will this relax your mind, studies show that lavender oil
helps reduce joint and muscle pain.

Even if you're too busy to think of scent as a daily necessity, there are effortless ways to integrate their
powers into your daily routine. The simplest one is to end your day with a fragrant soak. You can add a
couple of drops of essential oil to your bathwater or make up a batch of bath salts. Salt not only draws
impurities out from your body, it works to heal and deodorize it too. These make-ahead recipes can last
up to six month. For best results, use a wide-mouth quart-size jar and store in a cool place.

Basic Bath Salts
1 cup Epsom salts
1/2 cup baking soda
1/2 cup sea salt
Measure salts into a jar. Secure lid and shake until thoroughly blended. Add 20 drops of essential oil that
suit your mood and shake until well blended.

Psychic Bath
(to help you connect to the Divine)
20 drops almond extract
10 drops rose oil
5 drops lavender oil
5 drops lemon oil
5 drops cinnamon oil
add to basic salt recipe. Blend well, keep in a sealed jar. Use 1/2 cup per bath

Enchanted Dreams
Use this relaxing bath to recall your dreams.
Add: 10 drops jasmine oil
5 drops lavender oil
5 drops orange oil
add to basic salt recipe. Blend well, keep in a sealed jar. Use 1/2 cup per bath.

Buttermilk Bath Salts
Soothing and very moisturizing
1 cup buttermilk powder
1 cup sea salt
Add up to 20 drops of essential oils. Blend well, keep in a sealed jar. Use 1/2 cup per bath.

Unhexing Bath
Use when you think someone has hexed you
For a base salt, MIX Epsom salts with sea salt.
Add equal parts: clove oil
peppermint oil
lemon oil
eucalyptus oil
Mix up as much as you want. Just added 1/2 cup salt mixture to each bath. Store in a tightly sealed jar.

Holiday Cookie Bath Salts
Add: 4 drops Vanilla
10 drops essential oil of Bergamot
5 drops essential oil of Ylang ylang
2 drops essential oil of Cardamom
1 drop essential oil of Roman chamomile
To 3 cups basic salt recipe Makes 6, 1/2 cup baths.

Super Simple Cleanser
1/2 cup of sea salt with three drops of Lavender oil
Add to running water for a relaxing bath.
Substitute the lavender oil with tangerine when you want to be revived

Forest Frolic Bath Salts
This scent is very woody, and is suited for soothing your muscles and relaxing in the tub.  I enjoy this
after a long day at work, it makes me feel comfortable and content.
1 cup of Epsom salts
1 cup of Sea Salt
2 tablespoons of baking soda
essential oils:
5 drops of rosewood
2 drops cedarwood
2 drops Chamomile
a nice jar with a tight fitting lid
To make the salts:
Mix the salts and baking soda. In a separate dish, mix oils. Add oils evenly over salt.

Balancing Bath Salts
1/4 sea salt
3 tbsp Baking Soda
3 drops each Geranium, Lavender, Palmarosa, and Rose.
Add sea salt, baking soda and oils to jar. Mix well. Add to tub of running water.

Soothing Fizzing Bath Salts
3 tbsp Sea Salt
3 tbsp Baking Soda
1 tbsp Citric Acid
8 drops of the essential oil of your choice.
Add sea salt, baking soda, citric acid and oils to jar. Gently shake to mix and add to warm running water.

Attraction Bath
3 drops Palmarosa
2 drops Lavender
1 drop Rose
add to basic salt recipe. Blend well, keep in a sealed jar.  Use 1/2 cup per bath.

Healing Bath
3 drops Niaouli
2 drops Eucalyptus
1 drop Sandalwood
Add to basic salt recipe. Blend well, keep in a sealed jar.  Use 1/2 cup per bath.