Today’s recipe is a Sweet & Spicy Bath Salt, and if you don’t have a bath, I’ll show you how to turn it into a salt scrub that you can use it in the shower. Because, you can create exactly what you need.
It’s Valentines, so how about a little love story…
Fifteen years ago, I moved to Singapore. I was 22, living in Florida, going to college but hating my degree and I was in a bad relationship with the wrong guy. I knew that I needed something completely different. So… I decided to pack my bags and go to the other side of the world. How different can you get? My plan was to spend a few weeks in Singapore, check out an art school there and most probably, definitely come back home. I even had a return ticket…
And then, two weeks in I met Ciaran.
I was at this fun outdoor bar called The Fat Frog with a new friend Kim, who I had only just met a few days before! Knowing that I was new to Singapore, she invited me out with her friends. I almost said no, because socially awkward!! But, there I was…
I can remember the exact moment I saw Ciaran for the first time. It’s a memory that’s seared into my mind. I’m sitting at the table, with so much happening around me – new people, chatter, live music, an oversized Long Island Iced Tea ( I was 22 )… and I can remember looking up and seeing him walking towards our table. Like the movie scene where you see one person in the crowd.
I didn’t know that he was Kim’s friend, I didn’t know who he was or how significant that moment would be in my life – but my mind captured it.
He sat next to me. We talked all night… we saw each other every day after… and I never did use my return flight home.
It’s wild the way our choices create our life’s story. Going to Singapore was this BIG choice I made. Going out that night, was a smaller choice. But they both mattered and led to my life today, which I’m so grateful for.
I feels like fate or luck… but I think it’s about creating the opportunities in life – so that fate and luck can show up.
So, to celebrate love and life and the incredible randomness of it all – I created a fun little recipe that you can make for yourself, or share with someone else. I hope it makes you feel lovely and romantic, maybe a little spontaneous and adventurous.
Here’s to creating more, so that inspiration walks into our life.
Sweet & Spicy Bath Salt Recipe
- 1 cup coarse sea salt (you can also use epsom salt)
- 1/4 cup rose petals
- 1 tbsp cinnamon powder
- blend all of the ingredients together
- package in a container with a lid
- to use: add a few scoops into your bath
- a good idea is to scoop the salt into a little reusable brew bag, so that you don’t have bits of rose petals to clean up ;)
Let’s talk about these ingredients…
Rose Petals – Rose is such an amazing skincare ingredient – it’s has anti-immflamatory properties that’s very soothing for your skin. Think calm, happy skin.
Now, if you’re wondering, where in the world can I find rose petals? I’ve got a brilliant tip for you. Go to an herbal tea shop, or tea aisle in your supermarket. Look for a floral tea blend, or you might even find rose tea. Just make sure it’s flower petals, and not flavoured, so that you’re actually getting the skincare benefits.
I once found a bag of rose petals in the baking section! Keep your eyes open. Or simply order online.
Cinnamon – Cinnamon is a natural skin cleanser, it’s antibacterial and keeps your skin clean and clear. But, for this recipe – it’s the experience that we’re after. You get a warming sensation in your body, as the cinnamon promotes circulation – and the natural fragrance is beautiful – sweet and spicy!
Sea Salt – Has therapeutic and healing qualities, delivers minerals to your body and relieves aches and pains. For a salt bath, look for coarse sea salt or Himalayan rock salt.
How to turn it into a scrub:
Don’t have a bath? No problem. All you need is a blender. First, blend the rose petals, to make them powder fine. Then add the cup of salt to the blender (if its coarse) to make it fine. Blitz it all together. Pour it into a container – add your cinnamon and 1/2 cup oil (read: oils for skin). Mix well.
This keeps for up to 3 months! Store it in an airtight jar, and use 2 tablespoons of scrub per shower.
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sending you love today – Militza xx