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How to create a relaxing bath using gemstones

January 30, 2009

As part of my yoga practice I am doing a 2 week cleanse to help detoxify my body from all the holiday eating or should I say over eating! I am following the Ultra Simple Diet by Dr Mark Hyman:, check out his blog:

Dr Hyman recommends taking detox baths at the end of every day. I love these quiet, relaxing baths, but I created my own recipe for relaxation while in the tub.

I add the gemstone Lepidolite to my bath water. Lepidolite is known for its calming and relaxing properties. Lepidolite can relieve tension and stress in the body and help sooth frayed nerves.

My simple relaxing bath recipe:

  • Place a piece of Lepidolite into the tub allowing the water to run over it as the tub fills. If you have more than one piece you can add them too. Just be sure you don’t lose them down the drain when you let the water out.
  • Add pure Lavender essential oil, about 10 drops
  • Add 1 Cup sea salt
  • Light a candle and dim the lights
  • Soak 15-20 minutes

As I soak I rub the smooth Lepidolite stones over the parts of my body that feel the most tense. I especially like to rub the stone around my face. It works to smooth the wrinkles and fine lines.


Soothing Lepidolite
Soothing Lepidolite

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

lucky charms May 1, 2009 at 10:09 am

Great recipe – sounds very relaxing!


Vicki August 20, 2010 at 6:52 am

I’ve never heard of using gemstones in the bath, I’ve always used salts and oils. Certainly going to try it! Thanks.


Deadsea Salts August 25, 2011 at 3:21 pm

Awesome Post!… adding dead sea salt is really great for a relaxing bath too!..dead sea salts are known for their health and beauty benefits, including relieving certain skin conditions, soothing muscle aches and pains, and detoxifying the skin.


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