I was inspired to create Dream Salt for a friend that was having terrible nightmares and trouble sleeping. She was to the point that she was tossing and turning at night, overly tired and yet scared to fall asleep because she was afraid of another nightmare. It was a vicious cycle and she was exhausted. Since I had already begun creating salts for other reasons, I set out to make one that she could use at night before bed that would put her in a relaxed and calm state of mind.
Dream Salt can be used by adding a tablespoon or so into a warm bath at night before bed, or sprinkling it on the floor of a warm shower. It can also be used as a cleansing and softening scrub, by adding a bit to a warm washcloth and gently massaging into your skin.
My Dream Salt is a blend of natural sea salt, lavender essential oils, real lavender buds, moon incense, cedarwood and other natural ingredients.
- Sea salt is a proven detoxifying agent, and skin softener. I use it as the base for all of my salts as it is natural and contains nothing artificial. My sea salt comes from the Dead Sea and is pure and unbleached. I grind it in a mortar and pestle with the other ingredients in the salt.
- The scent of lavender is well known for its soothing and calming properties. My daughter burns a lavender soy candle before bed to promote better sleep, so I was inspired to use lavender essential oils and the buds from lavender flowers to help my friend achieve the same effect.
- Moon incense has a scent that is also calming and relaxing and is specifically designed to be used at night.
- Cedarwood essential oil also has sedative properties. It helps to balance the floral aroma of the lavender with a warm and woodsy scent to create a comforting scent inspired by nature.
Since my friend was able to test this salt and give me some wonderful feedback on its ingredients and the restful sleep she experienced afterwards, I felt confident that it could be used for others who have trouble relaxing before bed and who might be struggling with getting a good night’s sleep. With all of the tension in the world today, relaxation and healthful sleep is more important than ever, and I hope to share the benefits of my Dream Salt with those struggling to let go of the stresses of daily life.